Attending a Falun Dafa Practitioners' Trial
(Minghui.org) I have been cultivating Falun Dafa since 1997 and have experienced many tribulations during the past years while validating the Fa and saving sentient beings. But I passed the tests with Master's protection.
I recently attended a trial for two fellow practitioners. I was touched when they clarified the truth during the proceedings, and I would like to share what it was like.
I went to clarify the truth near a local detention center in my city one day. I walked into a store and chatted with the owner, whom I knew. The owner told me that several practitioners were going to be tried soon. Just then, a lady walked in.
She recognized me and told me she was also a practitioner. She said that two practitioners, Amei and Bixia, would be put on trial that afternoon.
I told her I knew Amei and asked whether I could sit in on the trial. She told me that Amei would be very glad to see me.
When I got to the courthouse, the guard let me in. I did not have any fear and knew Master was protecting me all the time. When I entered the courtroom, I noticed all the court officials already seated and that there were more police officers than spectators. I walked to the first row.
One of the practitioners, who was elderly, stood up and said to me, “Thank you for coming to support me!”
When I began to chat with her, a bailiff came over and stopped me. He told me to sit in the third row, with the practitioners' families. I noticed there were fewer than ten family members and many more police officers.
The judge first asked the public prosecutor to read the indictment and then asked Amei's attorney to speak. The attorney pled guilty on Amei's behalf. She spoke softly, was hard to hear, and said little.
Bixia's attorney pleaded not guilty for her. He stated that freedom of speech and freedom of belief are rights granted by the constitution.
He also noted that handing out brochures and telling people about Falun Dafa were not against the law. He emphasized how Falun Dafa teaches people to be a good and how Falun Dafa practitioners are being persecuted.
When he also began to mention the crimes committed by the Communist Chinese Party (CCP), the prosecutor warned the attorney to watch what he was saying. The attorney wasn't fazed and made an excellent defense based on facts and the law.
When the public prosecutor made an objection, I realized why I was there and started to send forth righteous thoughts to stop him from being used by the evil to persecute the practitioners. Then I saw him try to speak but couldn't. He pinched his forehead and stopped arguing.
The defense attorney argued that the prosecutor was simply slandering Falun Dafa. The judge asked whether Amei had any questions, and Amei presented her statement.
She recounted how she had changed so dramatically—from being bent solely on personal interest to being more concerned about the welfare of others and internal self-improvement.
She also spoke of the persecution she suffered in the prison: “I was illegally imprisoned at the detention center. During the winter, my family sent me winter clothing, which the detention center personnel took away. The guards in the detention center grabbed my hair and beat me. They also forced me to stand for six hours in the cold of winter only wearing thin summer clothing.”
The judge then asked whether Bixia had something to say. Bixia clarified the truth in the court without fear. She also reminded the court officials and the officers that they should quit the CCP
The judge adjourned the proceedings without a verdict. While it appeared that the practitioners were on trial, it was actually the prosecutor and Jiang's regime that were being tried.
The attorney defended the practitioners based on the rule of law. The practitioners clarified the truth and helped the people at the trial better understand Falun Dafa.
I told Bixia's family members, “Please don't be afraid and don't blame Bixia and other Falun Dafa practitioners. It is the evil CCP that is persecuting good people.”
When a bailiff tried to stop me, I told him he should really listen to what the attorney said.
I also understand that, with Master's strengthening, we can achieve anything with righteous thoughts and righteous actions. I am also encouraged to do the three things better within the limited time left during the Fa-Rectification, to get rid of my attachments, and to truly improve my xinxing.