(Minghui.org) I was sentenced to ten years in prison for practicing Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa).

While in prison, I was severely tortured and nearly died. When my aunt visited, she cried constantly and couldn't even speak she was so distressed to see me in that condition. I was nothing but skin and bones.

My family worried that I wouldn't get out alive. I asked to do the Falun Gong exercises. The guards also worried that I could die there and that they would be held responsible, so they didn't refuse. My body recovered soon after I did the exercises. It was amazing.

Starting to Practice Falun Gong

I was attracted by the words 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance' when I read the book Zhuan Falun in 1996. I thought that humankind's nature should be kind, truthful and tolerant.

I was very delicate when I was young and frequently had the flu and colds, which normally lasted for a few months. Only after I started practicing Falun Gong did I experience the beautiful state of being free of illness.

Persecution Nearly Kills Me

Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), initiated the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999. I was sentenced to ten years for talking to people about Falun Gong and the persecution.

I experienced inhuman torture in prison. I was beaten, shocked with electric batons, and hung up with my head covered with a plastic bag. I was force-fed once and started choking and coughing blood. A guard once told me that they put two bags of salt in the porridge that was force-fed to me.

My chest and back were in severe pain, and I had difficulty breathing. The doctor told me that I had tuberculosis and pleurisy and that my life was in danger, but that didn't stop the guards from torturing me.

On the verge of death, I wanted to do the Falun Gong exercises. I knew it was prohibited to do these exercises in prison, and four inmates monitored me around the clock.

I went to the guard's office and told them that I needed to do the exercises so that my body could recover. A guard replied, “You don't want to live? Go back.” However, he didn't say I wasn't allowed to do the exercises.

I began to meditate every evening. Sometimes, I felt a warm current go through my body when I meditated; sometimes I sweat excessively, and my cotton-padded trousers were soaked, but I felt like a completely different person after exercising.

My body improved greatly, and my weight gradually increased. My family was really surprised to see me the day I was released. They were all very happy and said that I looked very different.

Stomachache Disappears by Reciting 'Falun Dafa Is Good'

There was an inmate with a stomach problem. He was in great pain every afternoon, and the pain made him sweat profusely. This happened every day.

To people's surprise, his pain suddenly stopped one day. Everyone wanted to know what medicine he took. How did he get better? The inmates wouldn't stop asking him.

“I have a method,” he replied, but he didn't want to tell anyone how he got better.

He told me quietly one day, when others weren't in the room, “It really works. I recite 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance is good.' I just can't tell them. If the CCP knew this, they would torture me to death.”

Guard Admits Falun Gong Practitioners Have High Moral Standards

Falun Gong not only has an amazing effect of curing illnesses but also helps improve people's morality.

There were always conflicts among inmates. During one fight, inmates reported the situation to a guard, who said, “You should learn from Falun Gong practitioners. Look at their moral quality.”

A guard told me one day, “Jiang Zemin wants to persecute Falun Gong. We get bonuses for making practitioners give up their belief. Otherwise, no one would do it.”

Inmates were once asked to elect a representative. Everyone had to write the person's name on a piece of paper who they wanted to vote for.

A guard collected all of the papers and asked me to count who had won. The guard chose me because he believes that Falun Gong practitioners are trustworthy.