(Clearwisdom.net) My name is Wang Guixiang. I encountered the practice of Falun Dafa in 1998. Initially I learned Falun Gong in order to expel sickness and keep fit. Later I learned that Falun Gong teaches a person to value De (virtue), to be a good person, and finally to become a better person. I was determined to practice cultivation until the end.

On July 20, 1999, the persecution started. I went to the capital to appeal on April 18, 2000, and was arrested. I was sent back and imprisoned at a detention center for more than four months. After getting out and going home, I kept studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. The police snatched my copy of Zhuan Falun. I was then imprisoned at the Harbin labor camp for one year. During that period, I was not "transformed" despite their efforts to do so. After a one year term, I went home.

Just 5 months after I went home, I was arrested again at a time when my family really needed my support. My son, Wang Xinchun, is also a Dafa disciple. In January 2002, he was persecuted and pursued by the police. He stayed outdoors in severely cold weather of minus 30o Celsius (minus 22o F) for one day and two nights, trying to avoid capture. Finally he was caught by the police as he could no longer bear to walk. His feet were severely frostbitten, yet his captors brutally poured hot water on his feet. Soon after this savage treatment, his feet started to rot. Now, both of my son's feet are gone. (For details see: "How Did I Lose My Both Feet?" [Picture])

Wang Xinchun is left crippled after trying to escape illegal arrest

I looked after him at home for only four months, and they came and arrested me again. That day, my husband was searching for some wild vegetables in the mountains. It was past 11 o'clock, and my son had not eaten his meal. I was determined not to leave. They came in and dragged me out and four people together forced me into the vehicle. They interrogated me immediately after taking me to the police station. They said someone gave me Falun Dafa material. I denied their claim firmly, then they started to beat me. They tied me to a stool at night. The next day, they asked me again who gave me the Falun Dafa materials I distributed. I refused to tell them anything, so they handcuffed me with my waist bent and my head way down. They kept me in this position from morning until past 3 o'clock in the afternoon. After having been detained again for 6 days, I was sent to the Harbin labor camp once more for a three year term on May 22, 2002.

The Harbin labor camp participated in a so-called "fortification combat". If one did not "transform", they first thing they would do would be to cut off one's hair. The police who participated in the persecution included: Wei Qiang, Wang Zhou, Niu Xiaoyun, as well as one with the last name Song. After the haircut, they used an electric baton to electrify my face, simultaneously hitting me with their hands and feet. They balled up a cloth strip, then pushed it into my mouth, and then tied the two dangling ends of the cloth strip behind my head. As they saw I did not transform, they forced me to step on an iron rod. In the basement, they took off all my winter clothes in the cold winter days, and poured water in big pots, each of which could contain 20 Jin (about 22 lb.) of water, over my head which then cascaded down over the rest of my body. They dumped the water on me twice in a single breath's time period. I still did not transform, so Liu Wei used an electric baton to burn my chest, for a long, long time. I was also forced to work every day sorting toothpicks and chopsticks. No matter if a practitioner was old or young, in good shape (healthy) or not, we all were forced to complete the quota of the job(s) given to us. Some became so worn out and tired that they fell ill.

In the evening, they incited the criminals to torture me by beating and kicking me. They glued my eyes with the adhesive tape, and then put a small backless stool on top of my head. When the stool fell off, they started to beat me. I was persecuted like this for 326 days. One day while seeing me, the head of labor camp said, "Untie this old woman and send her to the brainwashing class." After a while he came over to talk to me. I only talked with him about how I believed that Falun Dafa was good. Because my righteous thoughts were insufficient at that time, I was brainwashed by them taking advantage of my loopholes.

Now I state that, "I rejoin the path of Fa rectification cultivation practice anew, and follow Master until the end" What I said and did when I departed from Dafa after entering the brainwashing class is now completely null and void.