(Clearwisdom.net) I was sentenced to one year in the Shandong Province First Forced Labor Camp because of a financial crime I committed. When I was jailed in the Fourth Intense Discipline Unit, I was fortunate enough to meet several Falun Gong practitioners. Their truthfulness, compassion, peacefulness and determination while facing the violence of persecution moved me. Their demeanor completely eliminated all the propaganda the CCP had spread across the nation about Falun Gong. In the camp, I saw with my own eyes how evil and vicious the police were as they tried to force the determined and faithful Falun Gong practitioners to give up their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I finally understood the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party.

Here, I would like to share what I learned and how I felt in the camp, and I hope that the righteous sanity of the common Chinese people can also be awakened by the beauty of Falun Dafa and its practitioners. Let's defeat the evil with our consciences to end this dark persecution, thereby helping more precious Chinese people choose a bright future.

When I arrived at the forced labor camp, I did not know anybody. I had to work 17 to 18 hours a day and often I could not help but fall asleep during the daytime. Later, a few Falun Gong practitioners started to talk to me and at first I was not willing to talk to them because of the CCP's slanderous media campaign which has made many Chinese people afraid of and hateful towards the peaceful Falun Gong. After a few days of talking to them and being in their presence I started to feel their goodness. Looking at their affable faces and pure eyes, I gradually felt that they were very friendly and I liked to hang out with them.

However, these good people suffered from very brutal persecution because the communist regime is afraid of them because they lived by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

Persecution that I witnessed

A Falun Gong practitioner with the last name Meng was deprived of sleep for more than 3 weeks. She was not allowed to wash her hands, take a shower, or brush her teeth. She was given only half a steamed bun a day for her food.

Two practitioners with the last name of Li and Han were punished by being made to stand for a long time in a clothes drying room for refusing to write a monthly report slandering Falun Gong. In the winter, the room was as cold as ice. They were made to work without any jackets in the evening and still had to perform an equal amount of daytime labor.

A practitioner with the last name Zhang was viciously slapped until her face was swollen with blood coming from her mouth.

A practitioner with the last name Ling was punished by sitting on a small stool for 20 hours a day. She was monitored closely by the other inmates and she could not stretch her legs or move her feet. When the inmates wanted to beat her, they took her into a restroom. Inmate Ma Lingling beat her the most.

When I saw or heard that they were being tortured, tears would fill my eyes. I heard that some other Falun Gong practitioners were tortured with even more brutal methods, including being beaten to death and having their organs harvested while still alive. I wondered what the difference was between that and the behavior of the Japanese soldiers killing Chinese people in World War II? I realized how really pitiful and sad the heads of the CCP had become.

Yet Falun Gong practitioners took care of each other and encouraged each other every day. I really respected their determination. I liked to sit by their side since I felt peaceful, comfortable, happy and noncompetitive around them. I loved to see their natural and compassionate smiles. They often called me, "Dear Sister Fang" with a kind voice. They asked me to start my cultivation and I nodded my head. They asked me to quit the Communist Youth League and Young Pioneers and I did so in my heart and mind. Being surrounded by compassionate and righteous minds I started to recite {Hong Yin"} with the practitioners and soon my health problems improved and my gloomy mind became clear. It's true that learning Falun Dafa will make people compassionate, righteous, healthy, and happy.

My one year term sentence eventually came to an end. These Falun Gong practitioners were the people who I could not forget. I called them "sisters." In my mind, they are the best people in the world since they are full of kindness, wisdom, determination, and honesty.

I admire and respect them and I feel very sorry that they suffer these inhumane persecutions. The law of heaven will not allow these good people to be persecuted indefinitely. The criminals of the CCP will be brought to the justice. I sincerely hope that more people can be awakened to the truth before the arrival of the Fa rectification.

On the morning of the day I was released, I was working with some Falun Gong practitioners. I really did not want to leave them. Around 9 a.m., I was called out. I had countless words in my mind, however, I just said, "Please take care of yourselves." The compassion from their eyes said more than words can describe.

I am free now. However, I cannot forget the beauty and inspiration they gave me, nor can I forget the persecution and torture that they are still suffering today. I wrote this article, in order to awaken more Chinese people who are being deceived by the lies of CCP, and to persuade them to quit the CCP so that the regime will disintegrate, thereby ending this evil and unprecedented persecution. My wish is that more people will choose the right path to a bright future.

December 2, 2009