Falun Gong Practitioner's Husband Inspired by Practitioners' Help to Rescue His Wife from Detention
(Minghui.org) A practitioner has been producing and distributing Falun Gong informational materials for more than 10 years. After submitting criminal complaints in late 2015 against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese communist regime for suppression Falun Gong, she was arrested by police and is now facing a court trial.
This practitioner's husband did not practice Falun Gong, but has been supportive. This arrest and detention was a heavy blow for him. The police interrogated him and then installed monitoring cameras at his building's entrance. In addition, his health deteriorated and he lost his job. Depressed and worried, he wanted to disassociate himself from practitioners.
A Falun Gong coordinator visited the husband, who complained and said that his wife should not have been involved in the Falun Gong truth-clarification efforts. Experiencing his frustration and negativity, we realized that this is not right. Apparently, we practitioners had not done well or cared about him enough.
Given that his wife was detained and his daughter worked in another city, several practitioners and I took turns visiting him. Noticing our sincerity and kindness, he gradually changed his attitude.
When another practitioner and I visited the husband for the fourth time, we could see a smile on his face and he seemed to hold less fear. He thanked us for our help, but nonetheless felt lonely and abandoned, especially when no one visited him during Chinese New Year.
We explained to him that it is the persecution, not any one of us that caused the undesirable situation. In fact, by cherishing the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, practitioners including his wife did the right thing to support traditional values.
“Your wife is innocent,” I assured him. “She did so not just for herself, but for all of us and the entire society. It is something we are all proud of.”
Citing recent criminal cases about a great number of high officials who had participated in the suppression of Falun Gong, we told him that it is only a matter of the time before Jiang would be held responsible for committing atrocities.
“Right now,” I said, “we are planning to hire an attorney for the defense of your wife who will plead not guilty on her behalf. We will donate money for the expense, but we need your help too.”
These words gave him hope and he completely changed.
“I am a lucky person,” he said to a friend, “because there are so many kindhearted people who are helping my wife and me.
Supporter Becomes a Practitioner
In March last year we hired an attorney from Beijing to help with this case. When trying to visit the detained practitioner in the detention center, he was stopped by officers. We sent forth righteous thoughts and the situation quickly changed. Upon leaving the detention center, the attorney said he was impressed by our joint efforts and said the detained practitioner had a clear mind, too.
The husband was also touched and he thanked us for our courage and efforts. One practitioner suggested that he read Zhuan Falun, Falun Gong's main book, and he said he would give it a try. We gave him a copy of the book that evening. He began to read the book and do the exercises.
Several 610 Office agents and police officers went to his home in May 2016, and demanded to know if practitioners had visited him a few days earlier. By then, he was free of any fear.
“This is my home,” he said. “Is there anything wrong if someone came here to visit me?” After the officers left, he told us the story and we were happy for him.
During the court hearing, the detained practitioner said she had not done anything wrong. It is the Party that had harassed her husband and arrested her, and had confiscated her personal belongings. In addition, she explained how Falun Gong had improved her health and given her moral guidance.
Encouraged by this, the husband said he would share the expense of hiring the attorney and inform more people about Falun Gong.