(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Liu Xiuqing, born in 1963, was an employee of the Chemical Industry Factory of the Tongmei Group of the Datong Mining Bureau, Shanxi Province. She has been severely persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since the persecution began in July 1999. In the run-up to the Olympics, the CCP used the Olympic Torch Relay as an excuse to accelerate the persecution of Falun Gong. On June 24, 2008, Ms. Liu Xiuqing was illegally arrested and she is detained at the Mining Area Detention Center.

The agencies involved in the persecution of Ms. Liu include the Chemical Industry Factory of the Datong Mining Bureau, the 610 Office, the Datong Mining Bureau and the Heping Street Police Substation.

Below, Ms. Liu Xiuqing recounts the persecution she has experienced since 1999.

My name is Liu Xiuqing. I was born in 1963. I reside in Shizhuang Village, Nanjiao District, Datong City, Shanxi Province. I suffered from the chronic disease of psoriasis for many years. It was not healed even after long-term treatment. The factory refused to reimburse my medical expenses. The medical expenses brought my family to despair. The painful torture of psoriasis made me feel that living was worse than death. In 1997, I started to practice Falun Gong and strove to be a good person according to the requirements of Falun Dafa. Within three months, my chronic disease was cured without treatment. I personally experienced the miracle of Dafa, and ever since then I have felt very energetic.

In July 1999, the persecution started. Within a short period of time, the rumors, the defamation and the brutal crackdown landed as if the sky were falling. I went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Dafa, clarifying the facts to all levels of the government, using my personal experience to show that Falun Gong is not something bad, and that Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance are good. As a result, I was detained at the detention center. Xiao Guihe and Hao Jinlong, who were from the security department of the Datong Mining Bureau, diverted my monthly salary to themselves, to spend on eating and drinking.

In January 2000, I went back to the factory to work. Very soon, I was notified by the factory that I was out of a job. And so I became an unemployed citizen. Every month, I was paid 230 yuan for living expenses as unemployment compensation.

On August 28, 2000, I was sentenced to three years forced labor simply for clarifying the truth and telling people that Falun Gong teaches people to follow the criteria of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. During this time, the factory also stopped paying my living expenses. As a result, my 14-year-old son had to drop out of school, and ended up wandering the streets. In November 2002, I was sent home from the labor camp. My husband was tortured into disability, and my family life was very difficult.

In 2003, I went back to the factory to resume my job. Very often I was sent to be "transformed" by the staff from the Public Security Section including Xiao Guihe. I told him, "I am trying to be a good person by following Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance. I don't know what you want to 'transform' me into!" Since I did not co-operate with them, on Sundays and holidays, they would send a group to my home to harass me. Sometimes, even at midnight they still came to knock at the door or sit on my brick bed without moving. They said they were just doing their job.

On June 18, 2005, I went to do my grocery shopping and clarified the truth to the farmer, telling him how I had been persecuted for six years because I believe in Falun Gong. I was reported to the police. As a result, I was arrested by the National Security Team of the Nanjiao Public Security Sub-bureau of Datong City and was detained at the Datong City Detention Center for thirty-eight days.

In September 2005, the Datong Mining Bureau once again stopped my salary. In winter, we had no money to buy coal to keep ourselves warm and our life was very difficult.

In 2006, Yu Dahai, the director of the Chemical Industry Factory and the 610 Office, Pang Minguo and Gao Yang from the Public Security Section had three shifts of people keeping surveillance over me 24 hours a day. Some of them said all kinds of dirty words, which were very disgusting.

Afterwards they kept changing these people. Some of them were just making trouble and said such insane words the moment they stepped into my home: "This is my job. The Communist Party pays me the money, and I just do whatever they want me to do. If they give me more money, even if they ask me to kill people, I will do it." These people clearly embody the hooligan nature of the Chinese Communist Party. They barge in to harass people, but they said it was job assigned to them by the Communist Party. They don't take any legal responsibility if they kill people for money, since the Communist Party orders them to do so. Those people poisoned by the Communist Party Culture are handy tools when they are being used. Of course, there are more and more people who understand the truth and won't participate in the persecution any more, and they play a very positive role.

For the past several years, although I have been persecuted, I still hope that these people will understand the truth and will come to understand how the Chinese Communist Party persecutes Falun Gong. I sincerely hope they will quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations in order to bring a good future for their family and themselves.