(Minghui.org) Ms. Gong Qunya, a student in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Neijiang Normal University, Sichuan Province, was reported by her classmates and teachers to the authorities in March of 2013, because she practices Falun Gong. She went missing on March 8, 2013, after being threatened by university officials. Her whereabouts are still unknown. The university ordered students and teachers not discuss the matter or contact Ms. Gong's mother.

Fear and Anxiety Pervade Neijiang Normal University

Ms. Gong Qunya from Dazhou, Sichuan Province, studied in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature. She started practicing Falun Dafa in the winter of 2012. She followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to become a better person. In a few short months, her health improved and she benefited both physically and mentally.

Many students at Neijiang Normal are poisoned by the Party's lies and propaganda. Two of Ms. Gong's roommates informed the head teacher that she practiced Falun Gong. The head teacher then reported Ms. Gong to the university administration.

Wen Liming, Chinese Communist Party secretary of the Chinese Department, along with the chief of the university's Security Office, the head teacher, and some other teachers, had two meetings with Ms. Gong. They pressured her to put in writing that she would no longer cultivate Falun Dafa. They threatened that she would be sent to the police station if she did not write the statement. On the afternoon of March 8, Ms. Gong went missing.

Neijiang Normal University actively promotes negative propaganda about Falun Gong. The administration hangs banners defaming Falun Gong and forces teachers and students to sign statements opposing Falun Gong. Authorities search out Falun Gong practitioners on campus and question students whom they suspect practice Falun Gong. This policy breeds terror and suspicion throughout the campus.

Students are encouraged to report on those who practice Falun Gong by offers of scholarships and excellent evaluations. The university demands that teachers and students not answer phone calls when the subject is about Falun Gong, to delete phone messages about Falun Gong, and to immediately report meeting a Falun Gong practitioner.

The university would not release any information about Ms. Gong to her mother, who left without any satisfying answers about her daughter's situation.

Ms. Gong's parents are divorced. Ms. Gong lives with her mother and younger brother. When she heard that her daughter was missing, Ms. Gong's mother left her job at a grocery store and rushed to the school to search for her. However, she got no help from the school. In her anxiety, she wailed and cried. She remained in Neijiang for a week but did not get any information about her daughter. Grief-stricken, she finally left.

Ms. Gong's whereabouts are still unknown. Her personal belongings are locked away. Her roommates are required to report to the head teacher any students who ask about her whereabouts. Her friends were told not to say anything to anyone, and the university gave orders that no one contact Ms. Gong's mother. All of this makes people suspect that the university knows of Ms. Gong's whereabouts and was most likely involved in her disappearance.

Neijiang Normal University Must Take Full Responsibility for Ms. Gong's Disappearance

It was reported that the school abdicated its responsibility by stating that Ms. Gong quit school. That is totally unacceptable. If Ms. Gong quit school, why didn't the school wait for her family to arrive? If she quit, why didn't she take her personal belongings with her? If she quit, why didn't she go home? Ms. Gong lives on campus. Neijiang Normal University bears full responsibility for protecting a student's safety.

We call on those in the legal profession who have a conscience to help Ms. Gong's mother pursue the legal obligations of Neijiang Normal University and demand that the school to find Ms. Gong.

Neijiang Normal University: Ma Yuanfang, Party secretary: +86-15983258999 (Cell) Xie Feng, president: +86-15983259666 (Cell) Security Department: Chen Daliang, director: +86-832-2270150, +86-15828828882 (Cell)

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