(Minghui.org) My mother is kind and respectable, but she has been arrested and put in a forced labor camp because she believes in Falun Dafa, a mind-body exercise that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) prohibited people from practicing16 years ago.

Father told me that Mother used to be very ill. She took some sort of medication almost every day, couldn't do much housework, and had a bad temper. In my earliest memories, I recall Mom playing mahjong and Dad doing the housework. She also scolded me and beat me from time to time, saying, “A good son will be raised under the stick. 'Spare the rod and spoil the child,' as they say.”

She changed completely after she started practicing Falun Dafa. She was nice to people, did a lot of housework, and quit playing mahjong. When our neighbors praised her for her kindness, she often responded, “It is all because Teacher Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, taught me to be this way. I am very grateful to him.”

After that, I don't recall seeing her take any kind of medicine ever again. She feels unwell occasionally, but, amazingly, she just does the Falun Dafa exercises and recovers quickly.

I cannot believe that she has now been arrested and put in a forced labor camp.

Ever since I was a small child, the police, in my mind, have been thieves or even worse. They kicked in the door to our home, ransacked it, took our television and VCD player, and left a huge mess. I just hid in a corner, crying the whole time.

I can never forget when Dad took me to visit Mom in the forced labor camp. Dad went into a room to talk to her, but the guards made me stay outside. Through the window, I could see them talking, but I couldn't hear anything. I cried, heartbroken. How I wished that I could talk to her! Even just a few words! How I longed for her soft voice and soothing touch!

Why has this happened to my family? Have we done anything wrong? Has my mother committed some sort of crime?

Now that I am older, I understand this is all because former CCP head Jiang Zemin abused his power and initiated the persecution of Falun Dafa for no legitimate reason.

I appeal to the Chinese government and the international community to openly and honestly disclose how Jiang and his followers slandered Falun Dafa, to restore Falun Dafa's reputation, to apologize to Master Li Hongzhi, and to apologize to practitioners and their families.

I demand justice for my mom and compensation for my family. The persecutors should be held accountable.

I believe that Jiang Zemin, the instigator of the persecution, will ultimately be brought to justice.