The Details of the Persecution of Zhao Hong'e and Her Family in Dandong City
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Zhao Hong'e was an outstanding teacher at Fuchun Elementary School, Dandong City, Liaoning Province. Her husband, Tang Yuqing, works at the Fuchun School Factory, and her son, Tang Shiyu, was a student in the school. Tang Shiyu had once had congenital heart disease. In 1995, the doctor said that he could only live for six more months. In 1996, Tang Shiyu started practicing Falun Gong, and his health improved remarkably. He was able to continue attending school and achieved good grades. After seeing the dramatic improvement in their son's health, his parents, Zhao Hong'e and Tang Yuqing, also started practicing Falun Gong.
Going to Beijing to validate the Fa
On July 20, 1999, the Chinese government launched the brutal persecution of Falun Gong. To appeal for justice and to validate the Fa, Ms. Zhao's family went to Beijing. They were illegally arrested on the way and were jailed at Fuchun Police Station, where Mr. Tang Yuqing was beaten badly by the police. One policeman grabbed him by the hair while kicking and punching him, making him collapse on the ground.
In September 1999, Mr. Tang Yuqing was arrested again because he did the Falun Gong exercises in public. He was jailed for one month. To uphold Dafa and clarify the truth, Ms. Zhao and her husband Mr. Tang went to Beijing again to appeal for Falun Gong in November 1999. They were arrested and jailed in Dandong Detention Center. Mr. Tang was sentenced to one year in a forced labor camp, and Ms. Zhao was detained for one month.
Deceived by the police and arrested
On July 13, 2002, a police officer from Dandong Police Department deceived Mr. Tang into leaving his home by claiming that he wanted Mr. Tang to fix his T.V. When they walked by the Dandong Dental Hospital, the authorities arrested Mr. Tang. They beat and tortured him and tried to force him to admit to some wrongdoing, but Mr. Tang refused. After he was arrested, his family didn't know where he was for a long time. Mr. Tang Yuqing was sentenced to four years without any legal procedures. He was sent to Dongling Prison in Shenyang City.
Tang Shiyu dies at 14 years of age as a result of the persecution
Having endured five illegal searches and his parents' arrests and sentences, Tang Shiyu suffered a lot of mental pressure and pain, which caused his heart disease to recur. He died on May 25, 2003. He was only 14 when he died. His father was in prison and didn't have a chance to see him before he passed away.
In 2000, Ms. Zhao was arrested because she tried to clarify the truth in public and was sentenced to two years in a forced labor camp. Due to the severe persecution she faced at Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, she went astray. Her cultivation status was very bad after she was released. Hoping his mother would return to Dafa, young Shiyu asked her to read Zhuan Falun to him every day. Because her child begged her to and to make up for her absence during the previous few years, Ms. Zhao read Zhuan Falun and other new articles by Teacher to Shiyu. Through constantly reading the Fa, Ms. Zhao got rid of the evil's control and interference and resumed her cultivation in Falun Dafa.
Official harassment, workplace support
When Ms. Zhao was released in 2003, she went to back to work. As soon as she returned to the school, several policemen visited her supervisor and claimed that they needed to ask Ms. Zhao for some information. The supervisor told Ms. Zhao about this. Ms. Zhao realized immediately that she should not cooperate with the authorities. Sending forth righteous thoughts in her heart, she told the supervisor, "I don't want to talk to them, and I have no information for them." The supervisor knew her situation and told the officers, "This teacher behaves very well, and she won't make any trouble." The police left but returned the following day and insisted on talking to Ms. Zhao. Ms. Zhao sent forth righteous thoughts, asked Master for help, and looked inward. She realized that the evil was taking advantage of her loopholes and attachments. She also knew that the reason that the evil forces dare to persecute Dafa and Dafa disciples is because they think that their evil deeds are hidden from the public. Because she hadn't done very well as a Dafa disciple in the Fa-rectification period, not very many people around her knew about the truth of the persecution, so the evil forces dared to persecute her in public. After she realized this, Ms. Zhao clarified the truth to her supervisors and other coworkers. She told them her cultivation experiences, about the spread of Falun Dafa in the world, about the persecution of Falun Gong by Jiang's gang, and details of the brutal torture she experienced in the labor camp. She asked them, "What is wrong with 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance?'" Her supervisor and coworkers all supported Ms. Zhao after they learned the truth. Due to Master's benevolent protection, Ms. Zhao's righteous thoughts, and people's righteous support, the policemen left.
Reported again and forced to become homeless
On the morning of May 8, 2004, policemen at the gate of the school stopped Ms. Zhao and said, "We need to talk to you and investigate your situation." Ms. Zhao replied, "I didn't break the law. There is nothing for you to investigate." Then she tried to enter the school. The policemen stopped her again and tried to arrest her. Ms. Zhao sent forth righteous thoughts, pulled the policeman's arm away, and kept moving forward. It was during recess, and the yard was full of students. The police didn't dare to arrest her inside, so they tried to keep her outside. Ms. Zhao was calm and said to the policemen, "Please let me go." The principal of the school said to them, "Please don't do this in public. Let's talk in the room." He asked one of the employees to ring the bell so that the students would go into the classroom. But it was the time for students to do aerobic exercises. So when the bell rang, all the teachers and students went out to get ready to do their exercises, and all of them saw what the police officer was trying to do.
Ms. Zhao took this chance and said to the policeman who was holding onto her clothes, "Let go, or I will sue you." The officer was so shocked by her courage that he released her. Ms. Zhao then went into the school building. Another policeman said to the principal, "Won't it be more difficult to arrest her if she gets inside the building?" Ms. Zhao then realized that this abduction had actually been planned. She sent forth righteous thoughts and asked Master for help. Under Master's protection, she escaped through a side door, which was usually locked.
This planned arrest was due to a report by a student's parents, because she often clarified the truth to her students. Since then, she has been forced to become homeless to avoid arrest.
The police harass Ms. Zhao's parents
After Ms. Zhao escaped, a large group of police surrounded her parents' house and searched it. They found nothing, but they didn't give up. That night, they stayed in the house, hoping they would be able to trap Ms. Zhao. Ms. Zhao's parents are both over 70. Her mother was scared and fled to a friend's house, leaving her father home alone. He could not fall asleep due to the anxiety of having the police present.
Around 11 p.m. on May 24, Ms. Zhao's parents were awakened up by the police loudly knocking on the door. Even the neighbors were roused. Three policemen broke in and searched the house. Ms. Zhao's father asked them, "Who are you? Why did you break in my door?" One of them showed him a police badge and told him that they were policemen. Ms. Zhao's father was angry and said, "You are not like policemen. You act more like bandits." The police searched the house but found nothing and left.
The next day, Ms. Zhao's father took the broken door with him and went to complain to the Dandong Police Department and the Political and Legal Affairs Bureau. However, they gave no response to the charges he made.
All upright people and nations, please stand together to stop this persecution of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." Bring back justice and conscience and let the light of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" shine in China.