International Rescue Efforts Show Defeat of CCP's Lies
(Clearwisdom.net) On September 21, 2005, more than six years after the Chinese Communist Party began persecuting Falun Gong, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Weixun was able to come to the United States as a refugee under protection by the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR). Ms. Li does not have any family in the United States. This is not just a matter of Ms. Li beginning a new life in which she can freely practice her faith, but a statement by the international community of support for Falun Gong. It demonstrates the result of Falun Gong practitioners' tireless efforts to clarify the facts, and signifies a defeat for the tyranny that persecutes Falun Gong.
To those who have been deceived by the lies of the CCP and do not understand the persecution, the abuse Ms. Li experienced may be hard to believe. The police tortured her to the point where her limbs could not move and her life was in danger. Even then, they did not stop. Four policemen were assigned to watch her at her home 24 hours a day. When she was able to escape from her own home, her brother, who assisted her in the escape, was sentenced to eight years in prison and is still imprisoned today. The reason the CCP persecuted her was because she, along with millions of other Falun Gong practitioners, insisted in her faith in Falun Gong and exposed the truth of the persecution.
What Ms. Li experienced was not unusual among the millions of Falun Gong practitioners who were abused under the CCP's policy of "ruining their reputation, bankrupting them financially, and destroying them physically." She was very fortunate compared with the over 2,700 practitioners who have been confirmed killed by the CCP using torture, drugs, and other despicable means.
Ms. Li's successful relocation could not have happened without efforts by the international community. These efforts stemmed from an understanding of Falun Gong's benevolent nature and of the evil, inhumane persecution by the CCP. The CCP's lies fabricated to persecute Falun Gong in the last six years were exposed and defeated.
When the CCP and the group led by Jiang Zemin first started using the entire nation's resources to slander and persecute Falun Gong in July 1999, they tried to brainwash not only the Chinese public, but also governments of other countries. Jiang personally handed material defaming and slandered Falun Gong to leaders of other countries during state visits.
Suddenly, media all over China were full of lies about Falun Gong. In October 2000, the People's Congress hastily passed laws to legitimize the persecution after the fact. The Supreme Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate "interpreted" the laws so that the legal and law enforcement systems could persecute Falun Gong. It seemed as though the Jiang group has laid out a nice setup to deceive the entire world.
When the Chinese public grew tired of the lies spread in the media about Falun Gong, and when even some perpetrators of the persecution could find no faults in Falun Gong, on the eve of the Chinese New Year in 2001, on Tiananmen Square, a tragic drama unfolded in which five people set themselves on fire. The incident instigated hatred against Falun Gong in the hearts of many people who were previously sympathetic to the practitioners. A new round of lies to slander Falun Gong began worldwide.
But no matter how wicked the lies, they cannot stop the spread of the truth. Today, despite the lies, people in nearly 80 countries practice Falun Gong. The so-called "Tiananmen Self-Immolation" has become evidence of the Jiang group's sinister persecution of Falun Gong. Although Jiang brutally ordered to "kill without mercy" the Falun Gong practitioners who spread the truth about the self-immolation incident, Falun Gong practitioners' courage, peaceful resistance, rationality, and persistence showed the world the greatness of a noble belief. (More information on the self-immolation incident: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/special_column/self-immolation.html)
Today, UNHCR not only openly protected Ms. Li, a Falun Gong practitioner persecuted by the CCP, but also worked together with the United States government to relocate Ms. Li. Their resolute actions spoke volumes about the defeat of the CCP's lies and persecution.
As the truth about the persecution continues to be revealed, as more and more people learn the importance of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance in their lives, the entire international community will be more and more opposed to the wicked persecution. By then, it's no longer just an issue of rescuing Falun Gong practitioners in China, but an effort of all the righteous forces in the world directly taking action to stop the persecution. The tyranny will completely collapse. Kind-hearted people will see that the great faith of Falun Gong will bring mankind a bright future.