(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioner Dong Xia from Qian'an City, Jilin Province was detained in the Qian'an Detention Center and persecuted to the point of becoming disabled. On March 30, 2005, Police Chief Jia Hongfu with accomplices from the National Security Brigade of Qian'an City came to Qizi Village of Zanzi Town, Qian'an City and arrested Dong Xia, who had just arrived from Jilin City.

The following are letters from Dong's mother and daughter calling for justice:

Calling for Justice for My Daughter

Since childhood, my daughter had very poor health, suffering from rheumatism, nephritis and osteophytosis. After she practiced Falun Dafa, all of her diseases disappeared. Our family is very grateful to Dafa and Master. Master has freed my daughter from the pains of illness. My daughter has since strived to be a good person by strictly following the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." In order to let more people learn about Falun Dafa and benefit from it like herself, she returned to her hometown from Jilin City for eight days, but Jia Hongfu and his accomplices arrested her.

My daughter was paralyzed only days after being detained at the detention center. This grieved me terribly. I cannot understand why she was arrested in the first place. To be a virtuous person by following the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" is not a crime. Why is she still detained there and suffering such pain?

I asked the chief of the city Public Security Bureau why my daughter was tortured and disabled in the detention center. His reaction surprised me. He was furious that his secretary allowed me to enter his office. He screamed that his room was not for people like me and dragged me out of his office.

The chief's behavior was an insult. How can his conscience let him treat an older person like that? I would like to make it clear that anything that happened to my daughter is the sole responsibility of the Public Security Bureau. The law is supposed to punish the bad people. My daughter is innocent. It is not wrong to follow the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance."

Dong Xia's mother,

Liu Guifang

Letter to the People of Dong Xia's Hometown

Dear People of Qizi Village:

I grew up in our town and I won't forget those who helped me and showed kindness towards me, and especially those who nurtured me.

Unfortunately, I am extremely saddened by what took place in our town a few days ago. As you know, my mother's poor health and her many diseases all vanished after she practiced Falun Gong. Her outlook changed and she no longer cared much for fame and money, strictly following the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" in her daily life, and striving to be a good person.

My mother lived with me in Jilin City, but she missed very much all the people in our home town, especially those who once practiced Falun Gong with her. She once said to me, "Now that many people have given up the practice in our home town and are suffering from their old illnesses again, I should not be selfish. I must go back to our town and help them to return to the practice and be free from pain again."

My mother's kindness has touched me greatly and I am so grateful to Dafa for bringing her peace and happiness. This is why my mother came back to our town. But she was detained and tortured at the detention center.

It is incredible that an unarmed older person was treated this way for breaking no law. Is it a crime to be a virtuous person by following "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance"?

Good is rewarded with good and evil meets evil. I hope our fellow countrymen can maintain their integrity, do more good and be blessed.

Daughter of Dong Xia,

Zhang Wei