The first two lines of the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp song are "It is a melting pot for nursing people of talent; it is a place where we purify people's minds." But what the camp has done is completely opposite of what it claims.

A prisoner detained in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp for prostitution was positively influenced by Falun Gong practitioners and came to know the principle of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." She decided that she wanted to practice Falun Dafa, too. So a practitioner gave her part of a handwritten copy of Hong Yin (a collection of Teacher's poems). Someone reported it to the warden. The warden and another guard asked the practitioner to stand in front of the workshop and tried to force her to tell who wrote the copy of Hong Yin because they knew that her handwriting was different from the handwritten book. The practitioner said nothing. The guards yelled at her for a while, and then took her into a warehouse behind the workshop. They beat her badly. But, the practitioner still said nothing. Then they began to shock her using electric batons until their batteries were exhausted. The practitioner still said nothing.

The guards' demon nature came out. They took the practitioner back to the workshop again, asking all the prisoners to stop working. They asked the prisoner who wanted to cultivate Falun Gong to stand forward, and beat her until they were exhausted. Then they asked all the prisoners to beat the Falun Gong practitioner who had been given the copy of Hong Yin until she told them who wrote it. The guards also said that if the inmates didn't beat her, that their sentences would be extended, which is the one thing that the prisoners fear the most, because no one wants to stay in the camp even one day longer than they must. Here in Masanjia, beating people is as commonplace as eating. If the warden asked prisoners to beat someone and it is in their self-interest, they will generally do it. But this time, no one moved. No matter how loud the warden shouted, no one moved. These prisoners had already learned the truth about Falun Gong after having lived together with Falun Gong practitioners. They didn't want to be used by the guards any more. They would rather have their terms extended than to beat kindhearted Falun Gong practitioners. One guard started striking the practitioner's face. But after a while, her hand froze in mid-air. After a long time, she was finally able to lower her hand and said, "Everyone's terms will be extended." They were helpless to do anything else to the practitioner.

Masanjia's so-called "Education, Transformation and Salvation" actually pushes people into an abyss. However, wherever there are Falun Gong practitioners, they bring "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," which has the power to clear away all bad things.

(To be continued)

Please see http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2003/2/3/31668.html for part 1 of the story.

January 23, 2003