(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Bao Yan, 55, is a former employee of the Institute of Drug Control in the Qingyuan County Health Bureau, Fushun City, Liaoning Province. Ms. Bao was forced to become homeless in 2002 to avoid persecution by perpetrators Wang Jing from Sanhuan Community in Qingyuan Town and other followers of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Ms. Bao remained homeless for more than three years, during which time her mother-in-law and husband passed away.

1. One Practices, All Benefit

After her marriage, Ms. Bao lived with her husband and her parents-in-law. The family's day to day life was organized and run by her mother-in-law, and her husband always obeyed his own mother no matter what the mother asked. Therefore, conflicts constantly occurred between her and her husband, and her and her mother-in-law.

Ms. Bao's married life was very difficult, and she thought the marriage was on the verge of collapse. She suffered a mental collapse and had persistent insomnia, and became very thin. Although she would eat a big bowl of rice, five eggs, 2 cups of milk, and some vegetables for a meal, she weighed less than 80 lb. She tried a qigong practice to no avail. The medicine she had been given had no impact on her symptoms. While other people can sleep for several days straight after taking a folk prescription, it had no impact on her at all. Physical pain and family conflicts tortured her and made her want to leave the world to avoid these difficulties.

Mentally and physically exhausted, Ms. Bao came across Falun Dafa in 1996. The first time she read the book Zhuan Falun, she felt sleepy, and slept well for the first time in years. She later started reading several pages before going to bed every night, and gradually her symptoms disappeared and she became healthy again. Seeing her recovery many people also started practicing Falun Gong.

Ms. Bao learned many things by studying Zhuan Falun , and stopped hating her mother-in-law's instigation of her husband, and insults of her. She told her son that she had started to practice Falun Gong, and should treat her mother-in-law well. When her mother-in-law became ill, she asked for a leave from work to take care of her. Her husband told others Ms. Bao treated her mother better than a daughter.

Ms. Bao's mother-in-law and husband saw her changes after practicing Falun Gong, and the beneficial impact on their family, so they too started to listen to the Nine Day Lectures and did the exercises with her. Her mother-in-law's heart disease condition improved, and she also could see things more clearly. Her husband's high blood pressure also improved. It is true that all are benefited from of one person practicing Falun Gong. The entire family supported her Falun Gong practice.

2. Persecuted by the CCP, Family Bereaved

Persecution in Her Work Unit

Jiang Zemin's group launched the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999. Chen Guisheng, the former director of the health bureau, persecuted Falun Gong practitioners Bao Yan and Hao Yingjun in his work unit.

Ms. Bao went to Beijing to petition for an end to the persecution, as was her right, in late 2000, but was arrested and sent to Wujiabao Forced Labor Camp in Fushun and held there for three months.

She returned to her unit in the second half of 2001, but was extorted of another 3,000 yuan by her work unit, and a deposit of 20,000 yuan (5,000 yuan of which was not refunded), lest she not be allowed to come back to work. After she returned to work, she was paid only a 200 yuan stipend every month, which after other fees were deducted, amounted to only 30-60 yuan per month.

When dates approached, and the CCP feared practitioners would go to Beijing to appeal, director Chen Guisheng and secretary Wang Zhongwu would watch over Falun Gong practitioners. They designated employees in the drug control institute to persecute Bao Yan and Hao Yingjun. But employees in her unit all witnessed Ms. Bao's changes after practicing Falun Gong, and knew it was a good practice with health benefits. They did not want to participate in the persecution, and sometimes they left for vacations to avoid these dates.

After Ms. Bao became homeless in 2002, Wang Shuyan director of the health bureau at the time, and Li Guangchun, chief of the HR department, wanted to dismiss her, but it was not approved by the higher levels. They later gave Ms. Bao's position to someone else, and she still has no position. Her salary was paid by the Epidemic Prevention Station.

Wang Jing Persecuted Ms. Bao, Forcing Her to be Homeless for Over Three Years

The community office authorities assisted the CCP in watching over people. They gave unemployed people some benefits to coerce them into persecuting Falun Gong, thus making them commit crimes.

For example, one day in August 2002, Ms. Bao went to distribute truth-clarifying materials. Huang Xiaochen's mother often saw Ms. Bao outside, and then told staff in the community office. Director Jin Yan, Wang Jing, and another person from the Sanhuan Community Office followed Ms. Bao, and arrested her. Wang Jing then called police. Ms. Bao escaped, but had to move from place to place in order to avoid the arrest.

Persecution at Fushun Police Department No.1 Division

Ms. Bao Yan and Ms. Wang Yong from Qingyuan were arrested in November 2003 by officers from the Meihe City State Security Bureau and Shancheng Town Police Station in Meihe City, Jilin Province. Ms. Wang's arm was broken by police in the initial panic of the arrest.

Director Hao Shifu from the Fushun Police Department No.1 Division, officer Zhang Tao, and others brought Bao Yan and Wang Yong to the Fushun Police Department No.1 Division on the evening of three days later, and handcuffed and shackled them to the sofa overnight. The second day, Wang Yong's broken arm, which had just been held together, broke apart again because of the movement. The police extorted 25,000 yuan from Wang's family, and Wang was sent to a hospital by his family.

Ms. Bao was detained in a drug rehabilitation center for a month, and then released after her parents were extorted of 10,000 yuan. Shortly after her release, the police came again to arrest Ms. Bao, and she had to leave her home and become homeless again.

3. Persecution of Her Family Members

Ms. Bao was homeless for over three years. During this time her mother-in-law, husband, and son suffered greatly. Her husband had to work and take care of his mother and son. Her husband did not want to separate from her, but he felt it was nearly impossible for his wife to return home again. Persuaded by others, her husband tried three times to divorce her. The first time, one of his old comrades in arms, who worked as a leader in the court, offered to help him to divorce. They had arranged to go to the court next day and complete the necessary procedures. But on the day just before they planned to go to the court, the friend had a serious car accident and was badly injured.

After a while, he again wanted to pursue the divorce. But on the same day he was going to the court, his mother passed away. His mother had traditional values, and felt that her son should not get divorced.

The third time, Ms. Bao went back home and wanted to spend the new year holidays with her family members. Her husband said directly to her that he did not want to go on like this. Ms. Bao respected her husband's choice and agreed to (get divorced). Ms. Bao left her home the next day. But her husband passed away from a cerebral hemorrhage two weeks later. It is a family tragedy caused by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong.

Ms. Bao has had to move from place to place to avoid being persecuted, with no income or house. The hardship and agony that she experienced in those three years is beyond description.