Chinese Citizens Sign Petition for Release of Falun Gong Practitioners
(Minghui.org) There is a vicious persecution going on in China against Falun Dafa. A practitioner of Falun Dafa in my area died in 2012 as a direct result of this persecution. When his wife and daughter appealed for justice they were sent to a forced labor camp. Practitioners asked local residents to sign a petition to request an unconditional release of the wife and daughter.
“I want to speak up for justice, and I’m not afraid even for my life”
I went to more than 20 households and the majority of them signed the petition. Some expressed sympathy but were afraid of being persecuted themselves. They said they did not want to sign the petition but they donated money to help us.
I was touched by their kindness and said: “I understand your fear. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is so corrupt. No one dares to stand up for justice, in fear of being arrested, beaten, sent to labor camp, or sentenced.”
I went to Mr. Li's house, and explained the purpose of my visit. His wife – clearly afraid – said they could not help because it was too risky. Mr. Li interrupted her and said he would sign the petition.
His wife yelled: “Are you out of your mind? You are using your real name on that petition. There is no place to hide. The authorities could even confiscate your contracted land!”
Mr. Li remained firm and said, “I am not afraid. I want to speak up for justice, and I am not afraid even for my life.”
We have truly witnessed people's kind nature during this petition drive.
“You Are One-hundred Percent Good People”
I filed a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin – the former head of the CCP who launched and directed the persecution, and was arrested.
While being arrested, my neighbors came out and asked the officers to let me go, saying, “She is a good person. Why are you arresting her?”
They chased after the police vehicle and when they arrived at the police station the chief of police told them to go home and that I would be released in 15 days.
The police chief said to me, “Your neighbors must really like and respect you.
I told the chief that Falun Dafa practitioners are good people and those who know us are the best witnesses.
He said he had dealt with practitioners throughout the years, and he admitted, “It is true, you are one-hundred percent good people.”