My Experience of Rescuing Imprisoned Practitioners
(Minghui.org) Master said,
“In the magnificent, grand feats of validating the Fa with rationality, clarifying the truth with wisdom, and spreading the Fa and saving people with mercy, each Dafa disciple’s path of Consummation is being perfected.” (“The Disciples’ Magnificence”, Essentials for Further Advancement II)
In 2017, a fellow Falun Dafa practitioner asked me to help rescue her husband, who had been severely tortured in prison for refusing to renounce his faith.
This practitioner was arrested in June 2016. He was illegally sentenced to a four-and-a-half-year prison term and had been imprisoned since September 2016.
He went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution and refused to wear the prisoner uniform or recite the prison rules. Guards frequently beat him with electric batons. A team leader once beat him unconscious in front of many other inmates. His blood pressure and blood sugar level were extremely high due to the torture.
Clarifying the Truth
We immediately contacted other Dafa practitioners and drove to the prison.
A prison guard at the gate told us that we needed to go to the office building. However, when we knocked on the doors, no one answered. One practitioner shouted, “Its strange that no one is at work during work hours. We'll wait for another 30 minutes. Then if no one comes out and talks to us, we'll file a complaint.”
Soon all the offices opened their doors. We visited the relevant departments and asked the officials to investigate the prison guards who mistreated and beat the inmates. We also requested bail for the purpose of getting the incarcerated practitioner medical treatment.
When we visited the prison administrative section, we were told that they could not approve the bail because the practitioner refused to take medicine. He then showed us the paperwork.
A practitioner looked at the file and said, “This says that if the inmate does not accept treatment, then he cannot have bail, but it doesn't say that bail is not allowed if one doesn't take medicine. There are many ways of treating illnesses.”
The practitioner continued, “The practitioner you have imprisoned had diabetes for many years, and no medical treatments worked. Eventually, he cured his diabetes by practicing Falun Dafa. Taking medicine is not the correct treatment for him. He is requesting the right to practice Falun Dafa in the prison as a way to cooperate with treatment. There are many ways of treating illnesses, such as traditional Chinese medicine, herbal treatments, and qigong. You should not consider taking Western medicine and having injections as the only form of medical treatment.”
The incarcerated practitioner's wife added, “My husband's toes were rotten as a result of diabetes, and he couldn't walk. He went to many hospitals, but no one could treat him. After he started practicing Falun Dafa, his diabetes soon disappeared. Through the practice, he also became a better person and is kind to others. He used to be an alcoholic and often became angry after drinking. He quit smoking and drinking after practicing Dafa. Our neighbors and colleagues all praised him for being a good person.”
Meanwhile, a practitioner questioned the prison guard, saying, “Why do they illegally detain Falun Dafa practitioners while the law does not criminalize Falun Dafa?” The practitioner told the guard that he is breaking the law.
A young male guard told him that there was nothing they could do since the order came from higher authorities.
The practitioner replied, “If you are ordered to kill someone, you have the ability to raise your gun one centimeter higher, so you definitely have the choice to do the right thing within your power. The persecution of Falun Dafa will be stopped, and the people who persecute them will certainly be punished according to the law. What you do today will decide your future.”
The guards listened quietly. The section head then suggested that we persuade the imprisoned practitioner to cooperate with their medical treatment.
When I visited the imprisoned practitioner, he told me, “Having heard the Dao in the morning, one can die in the evening. I've already let go of life and death.” Then he went back to the prison. I was greatly touched by his firm belief in the Fa.
When we went to the prison the second time, all the elevators and stairs had had electronic locks installed. We called all the departments and asked them to come down to handle the bail request for medical treatment, but all of them tried to push responsibly onto others.
Since the prison officials refused to cooperate with us, we immediately wrote truth-clarification letters after we returned home and sent them to the leaders of various departments. We also filed complaints with the local judicial bureau, procuratorate, and Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
A practitioner who had been imprisoned for his faith helped write a letter exposing how he was persecuted while illegally imprisoned and sent it to the judicial officials.
“Wherever there's a problem, that is where you need to clarify the truth and save people.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference II)
I wrote a letter to the prison warden and asked him not to persecute practitioners. I also sent him some Dafa informational materials. Afterward, the warden visited the incarcerated practitioner's home and met with his sick mother. In addition, every time the practitioner's wife visited her husband in prison, she always brought back a long list of names of those who wanted to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations.
The practitioner told his wife that he will help save sentient beings and fulfill his vows no matter where he is.
Helping Officials Quit the CCP
During the process of trying to rescue the practitioner, I deeply realized Master's compassionate protection and perfect arrangement.
Three of the practitioners who helped us were new practitioners, and we didn't know each other before. But we coordinated very well together, and with the imprisoned practitioner, we all improved in cultivation and rectified our environments. The imprisoned practitioner was even allowed to study the Fa, talk to others about Falun Dafa, and help them to quit the CCP.
I have met many CCP officials over the past few years and could truly feel that many of them have a conscience, but they were deceived by the lies and propaganda put out by the Party. They were pressured to do things against their own conscience.
I told a senior official, “You can't be against Falun Dafa or even persecute practitioners, or you will be punished by heaven. It's wise not to follow the CCP and be against Dafa.” He nodded and agreed to quit the Party.
I visited the appeals office of the police department one time and filed a complaint against the station for using violence and extorting confessions by torture. I was received by a senior police officer, who listened to me and showed sympathy for Falun Dafa.
The room was under heavy surveillance, so I asked him what his last name was. I wrote it down on the back of an envelope and told him, “I gave you the alias Chen Daoming with which to quit the CCP. When heaven eliminates the CCP, you will be safe. Please remember Falun Dafa is a righteous cultivation way and Falun Dafa is good.”
He read it and nodded with a smile. He also told me that he will transfer my complaint letter to the city police department.
Another time, I went to the intermediate court to submit an appeal letter. An official read the letter and told me, “I think you should forget about it. I have been a judge for over 30 years and have never seen people successfully sue the CCP. But they will harass you.” I knew she was trying to help me. I clarified the truth to her and helped her quit the CCP.
The above is my personal understanding. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.