(Clearwisdom.net) Dafa practitioner Liu Shufen from Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province has been illegally detained at the Haerbin Women's Prison in Heilongjiang Province. She was cruelly tortured in various ways, including being hung up with handcuffs. On June 6, 2005, she began a hunger strike to protest the persecution. Nearly five months have passed since then. Her life is now in imminent danger. Liu Shufen's mother and ill father, who is more than 70 years old and bedridden, both long for her to return to them. The following statement comes from Liu Shufen's mother.
I'm Liu Shufen's mother. On May 11, 2002, my daughter and another Falun Gong practitioner, Yu Yongquan, were taken from a house they were renting. On September 22, 2002, the Hulu District Court unlawfully brought them to trial. Liu Shufen was sentenced to 11 years (after she was sent to prison, the term was changed to 8 years). Yu Yongquan was sentenced to 10 years. I don't think the sentences were just at all.
All three of my family members have benefited from Dafa. Liu Shufen had a pustule on her head when she was 8 years old and she had severe headaches. I took her to many major hospitals in Beijing, Shanghai, and Qingdao, and none of the doctors could come up with a definitive diagnosis for her condition. She had taken lots of Chinese and western medicines, all to no avail. Later, her father was afflicted with esophagus cancer. I too had many diseases; I felt weak in my whole body, I sweated profusely after doing a little housework, and I'd have to go to bed to rest. Sometimes I was so ill that I couldn't even cook for my family. Every member of my family suffered from illness. We learned about Falun Dafa in 1996, and we took up cultivation together. Dafa's amazing effectiveness for curing disease soon healed my daughter and me. Her father's health also improved dramatically. Liu Shufen strictly requires herself to conform to the cultivation standard of "Truthfulness, Benevolence, Forbearance". Her sincerity, benevolence and tolerance touch everybody who meets her, and she is well liked by her classmates. Her supervisor and coworkers all praised her. Melting into Dafa, my whole family felt very lucky at that time.
In July 1999, the suppression of Falun Gong pushed millions of cultivators into pain and suffering. The ancient people said, "Bear in mind the source of one's happiness." My daughter Liu Shufen never considered the danger to her life or cared about her own personal loss or gain. She just wanted to let everyone know that "Falun Dafa is good."
Yu Yongquan was persecuted to death in Hongweixing Prison in Daqing City. During her three years in the Haerbin Women's Prison, my daughter Liu Shufen has been tortured with several cruel torture methods, such as "confined in a small cell," "hung up with hands cuffed behind the back," the "big hang up," etc. One time when I visited her, I saw that my daughter's hand was swollen like a bun and her wrist had a very deep scar from the handcuffs, evidence that Liu Shufen was being tortured in the prison.
Since my daughter was illegally detained, her father became sick because he couldn't take the mental anguish. One spring, my daughter was on hunger strike to protest the persecution in the prison and her life was in danger. Officials at the prison asked my family to take her home. I didn't expect that after I went there, they'd change their minds and prohibit me from taking her home. Her father couldn't get out of bed at that time. When he heard the news, he risked his life to make the journey to Harbin Women's Prison to request the return of his daughter. After he got out of the car, he couldn't walk and had to crawl to the prison's gate. Even seeing all this, they still wouldn't let him see his daughter. We were illegally denied the right to see our family member. The intense anguish caused her father to be hospitalized, and he survived only after 20 days of intensive care.
Afterwards her father could no longer take care of himself. He suffers from incontinence and is often laying in his own feces and urine. We don't have any relatives living nearby. Liu Shufen is our only child. My daughter started a hunger strike to protest the persecution on June 6, 2005, and it's gone on for nearly five months. Right now her life is in serious danger. My husband and I strongly request my daughter's unconditional release!