(Minghui.org) I was arrested by police under orders from the 610 Office director of Qixia City when the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners was at its peak. I was then taken to a brainwashing center.

They threw me into a single room without saying anything. They handcuffed me to a water pipe and had three people watch me day and night. The leader of the three was Chang Yingkui, and he was the cruelest of the three.

They repeatedly slapped my face. When their hands hurt too much, they started using books to hit me. When the books fell apart, they used rough hot water bags to whip me. They also kicked my shins.

They would not let me go to the bathroom, so my pants were often wet from urine. Eventually, I could not hold my bowels, and the stench of human excrement filled the room.

They did not let me sleep, and after two to three days, I started to dose off. They then strung me up from pipes next to a fireplace, and I was burned from the heat.

When Chang was on duty one night, he beat me until I lost the sight in my left eye. He laughed and said, “Let me take a photo of you and send it to my friends. Let them see a single-eyed dragon.”

I can still vividly recall the most severe beating. It was also at night. They hung me from the water pipes, and all three beat me at the same time. I lost consciousness.

When I woke, I did not know how much time had passed, but I was wet and frigid. When they saw that I was awake, they hung me up on the water pipes again, this time for seven days and nights.

After two months of torture, they took me to a police station for one more month of torture. Afterward, they sent me to the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp.

Meeting My Torturer

My friend’s son got married in the late fall of 2015. At the reception, I met a man who seemed so familiar, but I could not place him. I turned my back and strained to recall where I had met him before. I remembered: he was none other than Chang Yingkui, the man who had tortured and beat me to the brink of death. I had not seen him for more than ten years.

I turned around, walked over to him, introduced myself, and asked if he remembered me. He looked at me for a minute and then said no.

“You tortured me in the Xiaozhuang Brainwashing Center,” I said. “I don’t hate you. I know you were just making your living. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Jiang Zemin used you to do bad things.”

He just stood and stared at me. I asked him whether he had withdrawn his membership in the CCP and its affiliated organizations. “I am not a Party member,” he replied.

"You once wore a red scarf and were a member of the communist Youth League, weren’t you?” I asked.

“Why don’t you quit the League? Our Teacher is very compassionate. If you truly regret what you have done, quit the Party, and believe that Falun Dafa and Teacher Li is good, you will be saved.”

His eyes filled with tears and he said, “Ok, thank you, thank you!”

Through the course of this event, I really felt that my heart has been opened. I was able to give this man who once almost tortured me to death a chance to repent and be saved.

Again, thank you, Master. Thank you, Dafa!