(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Tian Xiuyuan from the No.5 Group in Pengmiao Village, Jinji Township, Chongzhou County, Sichuan Province, is being brainwashed at the Yangmahe Women’s Prison in Jianyang. She was diagnosed with a tumor in her womb and needed surgery. The authorities refused to release her on medical bail. In the mean time, Tian Biying, her sister, has been illegally jailed at Chongzhou Detention Center. The authorities are attempting to sentence her.

Tian Xiuyun’s husband knows that Falun Dafa is good, but was deterred by the fact that his wife and sister-in-law are constantly being persecuted. Therefore, he does not dare complain to the authorities for their release.

More details about the sisters' situation follows:

On February 20, 2006, around noon, Ms. Tian Biying was mending shoes on the roadside when three police vans parked near her. Four police officers, including Liu Zengjie, Wang Xiang, and Wu Jie, forced her back to her home. She refused to cooperate and shouted, "Falun Dafa is good" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." They kicked her until she passed out. They drove to her home, which they ransacked, and took away Falun Gong books and truth materials. Her identification card, a cassette player, a bike and 200 yuan in cash were also confiscated. At the detention center, Police officers Yu and Yan directed seven inmates, including Liu Juan and Long Sufang, to kick and punch her. They used a high-heeled shoe to hit her and another practitioner in the head, face and all over their bodies. They also poured cold water on Tian Biying and Huang Ying for three days.

Ms. Tian Biying is from Suining City, and is 38 years old. She had many mental diseases after she got married. Her family was very poor and did not have money for a doctor. Every time she had an outbreak, she ran around wildly. During those episodes she did not know how to put clothes on, she did not answer when she was called, and could not recognize her family members. Her family was completely helpless.

In 2000, her sister Tian Xiuyun took her home, and when her illnesses stabilized, she told her about the wonders of Falun Dafa and taught her how to say "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." After two months, her mind became clearer and her illnesses disappeared. She started to make a living by mending shoes for people. Her happiness increased greatly after she started practicing Falun Gong. She told people about the truth of Falun Gong while she was mending shoes for them because she was so grateful to Dafa. Her daughter used to go to Suining City for junior high school and do poorly in class. She hung around with youngsters who did not go to school. Tian Xiuyuan took her in and sent her to Jinji Township Middle School. The school did not want to accept her because of her poor academic record. Tian Xiuyun and her husband wrote a letter of guarantee to the school before the school agreed to take her. As Ms. Tian Biying is illiterate, she asked her daughter to read Zhuan Falun to her. Her daughter agreed after witnessing the changes in her mother after 6 months. Two months later, her daughter started cultivation. Within 6 months, her grades improved. She got 80% and was accepted into a Normal School after graduating from middle school. Now Tian Biying can also read all the Dafa books and materials.

In March 2003, police from the Chengdong Police Station of Chongzhou City arrested Tian Biying and held her at a Detention Center for 10 days. They took away her Falun Dafa books, materials and cash. Every day, the police directed inmates to abuse her physically and verbally. She sustained injuries all over her body. She could not eat as a result of the torture. Then they force-fed her and illegally jailed her at Suining Detention Center for a month.

One day in May 2004, she was mending shoes for a customer when the police took her to a detention center. Again, they took away her Falun Dafa books, materials and cash. The police directed inmates, one of them named He Fengying, to abuse her physically and verbally. She was so badly injured that she passed out. She was held there for 10 days. She only got better after she got home and started to practice Falun Gong again.

On May 20, 2004, about 30 police officers from the 610 Office, National Security Bureau and Chengdong Police Station, surrounded Tian Xiuyun’s residence. They ransacked her home and took away a portrait of Teacher, Dafa books, truth materials and a cassette player. They even ransacked her brother-in-law’s home and took away his cell phone, which was returned later on. She was dragged into the police van by half a dozen police officers. They took her to a Detention Center, where the inmates abused her. She suffered injuries all over, was deprived of food and sleep, and suffered a mental collapse as well. On December 1, at 10:30 a.m., the court sentenced her to 4 years imprisonment. The 40-year-old Tian Xiuyun said, "You are persecuting me. I am wronged." Her sister Tian Biying announced at the court to the police "I will sue you. I will seek justice for my sister." She continuously shouted, "Falun Dafa is good."

The following is a letter written by Tian Biying to appeal for her sister.


Tian Biying of Chongzhou City – An Appeal for My Sister

Dear President of the Court House, judges and lawyers:

I am the sister of Tian Xiuyun who was sentenced illegally for practicing Falun Gong. I am writing to appeal for her release. She is not guilty. She follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

1. Brief introduction of my sister

My sister Tian Xiuyun was born on December 8, 1964. She was from No.6 Group, No.2 Brigade, Xingwang Village, Fenshui Township, Suining City. She lives in the No. 5 Group, No.3 Brigade, Jinji Village, Chongzhou City.

Our family was very, very poor. She was married at 14. She developed many illnesses after she got married. Her abdomen was bloated to the extent that she could not wear many of her clothes. She was dizzy all the time and could not see well. She had breast milk before she even had a baby. She endured so many gynecological illnesses that she wished that she were dead.

In 1998, she learned Falun Dafa and experienced its wonders. After four days, all her illnesses disappeared. No words could express her gratitude toward Teacher and her faith in the Fa. She wanted all people to benefit as she did. So she decided to tell people that Falun Dafa is good.

On December 29, 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal for an end to the persecution and hoped that the government would see the truth of Falun Gong. However, she was sent to a forced labor camp, and jailed. She was held at a brainwashing center in Nanmusiin Zizhou City for over a year, where she was subjected to all kinds of vicious means intended to "transform" her. When she came out, she was reduced to skin and bones. All her old illnesses reappeared, and medication had no effect on her. When she started to practice again, all her symptoms disappeared. On May 20, 2004, she was taken to a detention center where she suffered severe abuse.

2. My sister is innocent and should be released.

Our Constitution stipulates that citizens have freedom of belief, speech and publishing. There are also stipulations that citizen’s private property cannot be violated. My sister did not break any law. Her practice falls under the protection of freedom of beliefs. Since she started the practice, she has followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and would not take a cent from somebody else for anything. She is a good wife and mother, and very considerate of others. Kind people such as her being abused like this, is totally unacceptable.

My sister Tian Xiuyun is innocent and should be released right away.

Appellant: Tian Biying

Phone number of the warden of Yangmahe Women’s Prison, where Tian Xiuyun was held: 86-832-7993160
Area code of Choungzhou City: 028
Husband of Tian Xiuyun: 86-13540361767 (Cell)
Appeals Office of Chongzhou City government: 86-28-82272682
Courthouse: 86-28-82272192
President of the Courthouse: 86-28-82217192
Procuratorate: 86-28-82273471
Chief Procurator: 86-28-82273472
Public Security Bureau: 86-28-82272236
Detention Center: 86-28-82272239
Chengdong Police Station: 86-28-86540110

Chengdong Police Station: Liu Zengjie, Wang Xiang, Chen Xiaokun, Tian Shoukui and Yao Zheng

Director of Chonzhou City Detention Center: Huang Wenjun, Zhang Xingguo and Yang Duogui