Families of Practitioners in Guangxi Province Are Separated for Another Mid-Autumn Festival
(Clearwisdom.net) As the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, in Guangxi Province the sweet osmanthus are blossoming and people are anticipating a reunion with their family members. For the local Falun Gong practitioners, however, even a visit with their loved ones has become very difficult under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Four women practitioners from Beihai City bought moon-cakes to bring to their loved ones in prison.
It was 4:00 a.m. on September 11, 2005 (Sunday). In order to get back home the same day, the four of them rented a van instead of taking a bus. Three of them went to visit their husbands, and Tan Zezhen went to visit her son-in-law. Tan's daughter is also a Falun Dafa practitioner and is currently in another prison. Among the people they were going to visit, three are Falun Gong practitioners. It is a trip of several hours for them.
But when the van arrived at Wujia Township, Hepu County, a group of police officers stopped the van. Wei Yuguang, director of the Beihai City 610 Office, was in charge (Wei's office phone: 86-779-2091618). There were also dozens of plainclothes police officers. The driver was alarmed by the scene. A policeman twisted Ms. Tan's arms behind her back. When Ms. Tan rebuked them for acting like thugs, he said, "I am a thug, so what?"
The plainclothes police officers said that they had been waiting there since Saturday and were not allowed to sleep. They brought the four ladies to a police station. When the four asked why they were arrested, the officers said: "You have to report to us first wherever you go." After about one hour of interrogation and threats, the officers took the four women home in police cars. A simple visit to family members was ruined by the police.
It's hard to understand why the Beihai City "610 Office" mobilized so many officers just to block four innocent women. Much worse things, however, have been happening to practitioners in Beihai City in recent years.
Ms. Tan Zezhen's son-in-law is Lin Hongbin. Mr. Lin used to be the coordinator of the Beihai Falun Dafa Assistance Center. He was a military officer, but later transferred to civil work, and was living with his wife and son at the home of his in-laws at #11, 5 Xinjian Street, Beihai City, Guangxi Province.
Through practicing Falun Dafa, Lin enjoyed a happy family life. Since the persecution started on July 20, 1999, the family has suffered a lot. Lin, his wife Chen Xiao, and mother-in-law Tan Zezhen have been arrested many times. Chen Xiao's grandmother passed away due to the constant stress of threats and harassment by the police. Their home had been searched eight times. Mr. Lin's son was separated from his father when he was one year old, and separated from his mother when he was about two years old. Since July 20, 1999, the family has been able to stay together for about three months
Not long after July 1999, Lin Hongbin went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Dafa, and shared his experience with practitioners in Guangxi. He was sent to a forced labor camp, and so was Chen Xiao. Once when Chen Xiao did the Falun Gong exercises in the labor camp, she was placed in solitary confinement for ten days. After the confinement, she and one fellow practitioner named Zhang Xu, as well as a criminal inmate who was a drug addict, were forced to walk in the sports field for three days. Unable to endure the suffering, the drug addict ran to the third floor of a building and jumped down. Astonished by the event, police officers stopped the abuse. That incident is well known at the Guangxi Women's Forced Labor Camp.
While Chen Xiao was still in detention, her mother was taken to a forced labor camp for a one-year term. For refusing to give up her belief after one year, her term was extended for another year. During her two years of detention, Ms. Tan endured both verbal and physical abuse, but she never changed her will to practice Falun Dafa. In the last seven months of detention, she refused to answer the roll call to protest the illegal detention, and she was finally released.
After being released from the forced labor camp, Lin Hongbin and his wife had their son Rongrong. Right after Rongrong had his first birthday, and just two months after Ms. Tan was released, Lin was arrested for hanging up Falun Dafa banners and was sentenced to 6 years in prison. Now Lin is in Litang Prison, Guangxi Province.
When Mr. Lin was arrested, many police cars surrounded his home. He carried his son in his arms when he was arrested and handcuffed. He carried his son for a whole day while being interrogated and abused. The little baby had no food for a whole day and was picked up by family members in the evening.
One year later, Chen Xiao was arrested again for distributing truth-clarifying materials, and was sentenced to three years in a forced labor camp. She was tortured and brainwashed in the Guangxi Women's Forced Labor Camp.
After being released, Ms. Tan was taken to a brainwashing center and then to a police station. The police threatened to send her to a forced labor camp for three more years. Due to the continuous distress and terror from the persecution, Ms. Tan's mother-in-law passed away a few days after her return from the police station. For the past several years, the grandmother saw that good people are not safe from the CCP's persecution and could not endure anymore at the age of 90.
Now Rongrong is four years old. Sometimes, he calls his grandpa and grandma "daddy" and "mommy." When corrected, he says, "Let's pretend that you are for now." The young boy clearly longs for a stable home environment.
Another one of the four ladies is Lai Yunhui. Ms Lai went to visit her husband Mo Chuanxiong. Mr. Mo was born in 1960, and was formerly employed by the Shatian Branch of the Hepu County Aquatic Products Company. He lives at No.2, Lianfeng Road, Lianzhou Town, Hepu County.
In 2000, Mr. Mo was forced to leave home to avoid the persecution after he distributed truth-clarifying materials. His wife Lai Yunhui and brother Mo Chuanhua were also arrested for being practitioners. During the interrogation, the police officers handcuffed her behind the back and lifted her up by her hair and turned her around repeatedly. In addition to that, they forced her to kneel down. Ms. Lai was sentenced to three years in prison, and Mo Chuanhua was sentenced to two and a half years.
In April 2002, officers from Hepu County police department arrested Mo Chuanxiong and sentenced him to four years in prison. Now Mo Chuanxiong is detained at the fourth brigade of the Litang Prison, Guangxi Province.
After the three major family members were all detained, Mo's family almost collapsed. Mo Chuanxiong and his brother Mo Chuanhua have six children all together, ranging from 2 to 12 years old. To support the family, Mo's elderly parents had to open a grocery store on the first floor of his house. During the Chinese New Year, a criminal stole the money box when Mo's father was selling goods. Once, a thief stole all the goods from the father's tricycle. At another time, Mo's father lost control of his tricycle while going uphill on the way back from purchasing goods. Mo's father fell down to the ground and suffered many bleeding injuries. One youngster told Mo's mother what happened, but she could not leave the shop, and asked the children to go and help Mo's father. During those years, most of Mo's property was stolen.
Unable to support the 6 children, Mo's mother took the children to a court and asked for help. Mo's mother said, " My son and daughter-in-law are good people, but they are detained. Police officers frequently knocked on the door at midnight to threaten all of us." The court clerks persuaded Mo's mother to take the children home, but did not offer any help.
After Lai Yunhui and Mo Chuanhua were released, the family's situation improved a little but they were still in hardship. Since the day of his arrest, Mo Chuanxiong denied committing any crime. In April, since he refused to have his blood drawn, he was knocked down to the ground by over 30 people and his blood was drawn by force. Mo Chuanxiong went on a hunger strike to protest. When Mo Chuanxiong's family went to visit, the prison guards refused them. Mo Chuanxiong's family got permission from the local "610 Office", but the police officer in charge of Mo Chuanxiong still would not allow a visit. Mo Chuanxiong's family asked the officers to show proof that he was still alive. Mo Chuanxiong was then carried out while being supported. From far away, Mo Chuanxiong's family members could see that his hands were dark and he could not walk by himself. The visit lasted only three minutes. Later, Mo Chuanxiong's family asked to bail him out for medical treatment, and tried to visit him several times, but were denied by the prison officers.
Currently, Mo Chuanxiong's situation is unknown. Mo Chuanxiong's father is 88 years old, and his mother is 75. This year, Mo Chuanxiong's oldest daughter was accepted by a university, but the family cannot afford the tuition. The entire family is worried for Mo Chuanxiong's safety. His wife wanted to visit him but was blocked on the way..
Here, we offer a piece of advice to the CCP officers: Do not persecute kind and good citizens for your personal gain. Wrongdoers will eventually meet with karmic retribution. This is a law of heaven!
Mo's home, 86-779-7208198
Lin Hongbin's home, 86-779-2024426
September 18, 2005