Name: Cai Wenhui (蔡文慧)
Address: Xishan District, Kunming City, Yunnan Province
Occupation: Former employee of the Beijing Zhengdong International Construction Design Corporation, Kunming Branch
Date of Most Recent Arrest: August 10, 2008
Most Recent Place of Detention: Yunnan Province Second Women's Prison (云南省第二女子监狱)
Persecution Suffered: Illegal sentencing, home ransacked, imprisonment, extortion, physical restraint, detention
Key Persecutors: Duan Zhide (段志德), Bi Junhua (毕俊华)
(Clearwisdom.net) Three years ago, Ms. Cai Wenhui was sentenced to three years in prison for distributing Shen Yun DVDs. Below, she recounts her personal persecution experience:
Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Distributing Shen Yun DVDs
My name is Cai Wenhui and I am 40 years old. My home is in the Xishan District, Kunming City, Yunnan Province. In 2008, I was employed at the Accounting Department of Beijing Zhengdong International Construction Design Corporation Kunming Branch.
On the morning of August 10, 2008, I went to Nanyang Town, Yiliang County, Yunnan Province, to distribute Shen Yun DVDs. One person reported me to the authorities. Duan Zhide, an officer from the Nanyang Town Police Station, arrested me and took me to the Yiliang County Nanmen Detention Center. My car was taken to the Nanyang Town Police Station. On February 10, 2009, when my mother came to the police station to take the car back, the police extorted 6,000 yuan from her.
On August 11, 2008, the day after my arrest, Duan Zhide and Bi Junhua took me to the Kunming Domestic Security Division and then, along with several police officials, they went to my home and ransacked it. They confiscated many of my personal belongings. Two days later, the police went to my office to search. They also monitored and harassed my friends and colleagues.
On January 20, 2009, the Kumin Intermediate Court secretly sentenced me to three years in prison. On March 19, 2009, I was sent to the Yunnan Province Second Women's Prison. During the first six months, I was forced to sit on a small stool from 6:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. in one position. I was released on February 9, 2011.
Previous Persecution Experience
In August 1997, I began to practice Falun Gong. My temper became better and my long-term dizziness disappeared. I became healthier and energetic. I was happy every day.
On July 22, 1999, I, along with about 100 other practitioners, went to the city government to appeal for the release of the arrested Falun Gong practitioners. We were taken to a classroom. We wrote down the benefits of practicing Falun Gong along with our names and addresses. We were released in the evening.
Two days later, the two plainclothes officers from the Kumin Police Department came to my home and asked me why I practiced Falun Dafa. I told them how I had benefited physically and mentally from the practice. After that, officers from the Daguan Police Station often came to my home and checked on me.
After I started to practice Dafa, my relationship with my family members improved a lot. All of them supported me in my practice. But after the persecution began, my family members believed the lies from the media and completely changed their attitude. They worried for my safety and burned my Dafa books. My father also threatened that he would disown me, so I did not practice Dafa for a while, but Dafa was always in my heart.
At the beginning of 2003, I met the practitioner who talked to me about Dafa. Sharing with her woke me up and I came back to Dafa. I believe that Dafa is righteous and teaches me to be a righteous person following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I would never give up Dafa under any circumstances.