(Clearwisdom.net) The Minghui website published an article today reporting that fellow practitioner Hu Dali had been tortured to death. I was deeply saddened. I haven't seen him for about 10 years, but I'd been waiting for him to return home and join in Fa-rectification cultivation, so that he could fulfill his vows along with the rest of us. He suffered many hardships, and, in the end, the Communist regime tortured this wonderful young man to death.
I met Mr. Hu Dali in a forced labor camp and spent a few months with him, during which time we encouraged each other to protest the persecution. He really helped us a lot in the labor camp. He was so good at studying the Fa that he could recite Master's lectures and write them down. Then he passed them around to us so that we had a chance to study the Fa. We all relied on his writing to study the Fa and assimilate to the Fa, which helped us a lot in our cultivation.
Mr. Hu had a hard life, and fellow practitioners often offered money to help him, but he always refused. He was often transferred to other teams in the labor camp. One day he was taken to another team, and his bedcover and clothes were left behind. It was very cold that winter, and he did not have enough covers to keep warm. Fellow practitioners shared their covers. He had few clothes on him. Moreover, the door was kept open at night. There was a strong wind at night, and he had to endure the severe weather. Another practitioner's family brought a coat for their loved one, and he gave the coat to Hu Dali so that he would be warmer. He often told us to study the Fa well and to try to recite the Fa. When he left, we passed his writings to other practitioners.
Mr. Hu graduated from the College of Medicine in Zunyi, Guizhou Province, and ended up working as a pharmacy manager at Xiuwen Chinese Medicine Hospital in Zunyi. He obtained the Fa in 1996, and his colleagues reportedly all liked him.
On July 20, 1999, Jiang Zemin (then Chinese Communist Party leader) launched the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China. Mr. Hu went to Beijing to appeal for a peaceful environment to practice Falun Gong. He was picked up and held in the detention center for 15 days. There was an implication policy and Mr. Hu Dali's company was punished. The annual bonus was taken away from the hospital where he worked. Other practitioners also went to Beijing and the police thought that Mr. Hu was involved. He was interrogated for a day and a night during which time he was painfully handcuffed. Xiumen Police Station officers took him to Guizhou Men's Forced Labor Camp and held him for three years.
In May 2002, Mr. Hu was released early after being brutally tortured. The police ordered him to renounce his practice of Falun Gong. He refused and said that he was a good person who did things according to the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and that he had done nothing wrong. He did not want negatively impact the hospital where he worked anymore, so he resigned. He went back to his hometown to build roads to survive.
In September 2002, he went to town to do odd jobs. Right before the 16th Conference of the Chinese Communist Party, his family members were harassed and he was illegally arrested.
Mr. Hu was brutally tortured and grew emaciated. He could not walk and had to use crutches. Nevertheless, police officers Liao Shilun and Wang Shijun persecuted him further to try to force him to renounce his faith. When he was dying, he was sent to Guiyang Police Hospital.
Ms. Zhang Guangxian, Mr. Hu Dali's mother, was tortured to death at Xiuwen Chinese Medicine Hospital, where her son used to work.
Dali, my fellow practitioner, thank you for helping me to study the Fa. I respect your spirit. Although you are not with us today, I hope you can still help Master rectify the Fa and save sentient beings. Good will be rewarded and evil will be punished. We will continue to help Master rectify the Fa and fulfill our vows.