(Clearwisdom.net) Guangzhou City Falun Dafa practitioner Rao Zhuoyuan and his wife Lin Qian were both medical workers. He was an excellent food inspector at Guangzhou City Health Station and she worked in the Guangdong Province Oral Cavity Hospital. The whole family started to practice Falun Gong in December 1994.
Rao Deru (at fourteen months) with her parents
Rao Deru (at three years old) with her dad
The wedding photo of Rao Derus parents
Since Jiangs regime started to persecute Falun Gong, the home of Rao Zhuoyuans parents has been ransacked. Rao Zhuoyuan was illegally arrested and detained in forced labor camps and mental hospitals several times. He was tortured to death on August 5, 2002, at age 34. At the time, his daughter Rao Deru was only four and a half years old. His older brother, Rao Chaoyuan, was 42 years old. He was arrested in December 2000 and secretly sentenced to prison. Currently, he is detained in Guangdong Province's Sihui Prison. One of his legs has been disabled from torture.
The following is Rao Deru's situation now.
Rao Deru is eight years old. When she was only a little over one year old, her father Rao Zhuoyuan traveled to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong and was detained. When she was two, her father was sent to a mental hospital to be persecuted. When she was three, her father was sent to brainwashing center. Deru's grandmother could not withstand so many tragedies, and her previous mental disorder returned. Deru's father was released after her mother requested his release from the 610 Office. After just one day, however, the evil 610 Office attempted to arrest him again. Her father had to leave her young mother and the two-year-old Deru with tears in his eyes. Just one month after he left home, Deru's father was arrested at a truth-clarification materials production site and was sent to a forced labor camp. Because her father persisted in his belief and refused to be "transformed," the guards at the labor camp beat him and handcuffed him to a basketball frame for 15-16 hours each day, rain or shine. Mr. Rao was tortured so severely that he was sent home a mere 78 lbs.
While her father was recovering at home, the Haizhu District 610 Office was frantic and detained Deru's mother in a brainwashing center in order to prevent her from speaking out about the abuse. After five months, when her mother was still detained, the authorities abducted her father again. He had only slightly recovered. After twelve days, Deru's father was tortured again and his fifth cervical vertebra was fractured. He passed away one month later. Because of this, Deru's young mother suddenly aged a dozen years and the young Deru lost her smile due to the loss of her father.
Little Deru has experienced so much. Both of her parents have been detained at the same time. When she and her mother visited her father in the brainwashing center, Deru held onto the metal door of the brainwashing class and would not leave. She cried, asking for her father. In the hospital, Deru has experienced the parting of her family forever. She understands a lot. Many times now, she has followed her mother to distribute truth-clarifying materials and clarify the truth.
After the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party came out, Deru initially requested to quit the Young Pioneers League. She was isolated and discriminated against by her classmates. Her father died of persecution, and she has an over 70-year-old grandmother who cannot take care of herself. Rao Deru's mother carries such a heavy burden. Her mother has to bear sorrow and pain of the persecution and losing her husband, independently support the family and maintain a normal life with huge effort. The practice and power of Falun Dafa is the only support for her mother.
However, the perpetrators from the CCP's 610 Office not only didnt have any sympathy, but also constantly disturbed and threatened the family. They constantly imposed pressure and mental persecution upon the family. Since the details of Rao Zhuoyuans suffering and death were published in February 2005 on Clearwisdom.net, from April 2005 onward, the 610 Office of Haizhu District of Guangzhou City has made attempts to arrest her mother. Deru and her mother could not find a place in China to avoid being arrested. They were forced to escape to Thailand. Right now they are in a very difficult situation and need urgent help from the United Nations or some other governments and/or agencies.