(Minghui.org) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has pushed the police and prison guards to the forefront in its persecution of Falun Gong. They are merely pawns used to do the CCP's bidding.

For this reason, Falun Gong practitioners should never cooperate with them. If they do, it is the same as assisting them to commit a crime.

One time, the police deceived me into going to a particular building on July 24, 1999. I was interrogated and held in a cell for four days. I later realized that I was being held at the Beijing Chongwen District Detention Center.

The officer who interrogated me said, “We are just cogs in the state machinery. We don't have any say. Elderly people only practice [Falun Gong] to improve their health. How can they take over any political power? The persecution is a waste of time.”

That led me to understand that the police and guards in the prisons, detention centers, and forced labor camps are merely tools that do what the Chinese regime wants them to do.

A Guard Changes

I was detained for the second time in the Masanjia Women's Forced Labor Camp in Liaoning Province in 2005. I was tortured by a guard I'll call "Deng" when I did not cooperate. Deng was on the CCP's list of guards most involved in persecuting practitioners. I would later witness Deng change after she read informational materials about the persecution of Falun Gong.

I was eating in the cafeteria one day, when I saw Deng reading truth-clarification materials about Falun Gong.

When I was in solitary confinement, Deng came into my cell—it was her turn to monitor me. I told her what I saw that day in the cafeteria, and I asked her if she believed what she had read. She didn't reply, so I told her that I was going to recite Master Li's new article. She lay down on a bed and closed her eyes to listen.

One day, Deng came over to the practitioners and quietly said, “I have cancelled all the extensions made to practitioners' labor camp terms.” We were happy that Deng had made the right choice. Soon after, we heard that she had been transferred.

After I was released from the labor camp, I kept paying attention to the situation there, but I did not see any news about Deng. I believe she stopped being involved in the persecution of practitioners.