Father Jailed and Mother Detained, 11-Year-Old Girl Cries for Help
(Minghui.org) [Editors' note: An 11-year-old girl in Huidong County, Guangdong Province, was dealt another blow when her mother was recently arrested for practicing Falun Gong. Her father is still serving a three-year term in prison, also for his faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party since July 1999. Below is the little girl's personal account.]
My father Zeng Liuming was arrested on September 24, 2018, for practicing Falun Gong and later sentenced to three years. He is currently serving time at Sihui Prison in Guangdong Province.
I am 11 and I live with my mother Lin Liqiong and her sister Chen Shitian.
When I got home from school at 4:40 p.m. on June 25, 2019, I locked the door behind me and saw a note on the table from my mother. It said, “I’m grocery shopping with your aunt and will be back soon.” I started to do my homework.
A little while later, more than 20 people suddenly threw open the door and burst in. They said they were police officers but didn’t have uniforms on. They asked me my name and the phone numbers of my family. They seemed to know where I went to school, what class I was in, and even the name of my homeroom teacher. Since I was home alone, I gave them my older sister’s phone number.
By then, I’d figured out why they were there and started to cry because I was really scared. Seeing that I was crying, one of the officers said they were firemen and were there to check safety. I did not believe it and, with tears in my eyes, asked, “Do you check every house in China for fire safety?”
“It’s none of your business, kid!” another one replied.
“The door was locked. How did you get in?” I asked.
“I don’t need to tell you that,” said an officer. He didn’t dare say they’d broken in.
About 10 minutes later, my sister showed up and many neighbors were gathered outside to see what was going on.
When my sister asked what was happening, I said, “It’s the police.”
Just then, the officers came out of my mother’s room carrying Falun Gong books, materials, the printer, and computers. My sister was angry to see that they’d messed up the apartment and asked, “Aren’t you afraid of what will happen to you for doing such bad things?”
“If you dare to say another word, we’ll arrest you, too!” threatened an officer.
As the police were leaving an hour later, a neighbor asked them, “What did the family do?”
“It’s a homicide case,” one officer said. He didn’t dare say it was because my mother practiced Falun Gong.
With no parent at home, my sister took me to the home of my maternal grandmother Luo Yueying, who also practices Falun Gong. My grandfather said that she too had been taken away by the police for questions related to Falun Gong. “Why? How can they treat innocent people like this?” sighed my sister.
Not long after that, my grandmother returned home with the groceries my mother had bought. She said my mother and aunt had been detained. Hearing the bad news, my mind went blank.
My grandmother recounted what had happened earlier in the day: Over 20 uniformed officers showed up a little after 5 p.m. and confiscated all her Falun Gong books and materials. She said my other aunt, Yang Fenglan, was also arrested. My aunt Fenglan was released on July 10.
My mother and my aunt Chen Shitian are being held in Huidong Detention Center. I am writing this to beg for help.
Here are the parties responsible for this persecution case:
Huidong Political and Legal Affairs Committee: +86-752-8806728Liu Guosheng: +86-13829966777Liu Jing: +86-13927363818Zhao Li: +86-139236022236
Huidong Police DepartmentTao Luanhong, chief, Domestic Security Bureau: +86-13902658818Officer Huang: +86-18129723341