Ms. Dong Wencai Persecuted for Her Belief in Falun Gong
(Clearwisdom.net) On the afternoon of May 13, 2010, practitioner Ms. Dong Wencai was arrested by Guo Junxue, Zhang Baozhong and other police officers from the Xiong County Domestic Security Division, while she was out in Xihouliu Village, Xiong County, Hebei Province. Practitioners Ms. Zhang Guizhen and Ms. Zhang Lanfen were also arrested on the same day. The reason for their arrest was because they had been seen talking to people about Falun Gong in Yuanjiayuan Village a month earlier. At around 7:00 p.m that evening, they were all detained in Xiong County Detention Center, and then were taken to Shijiazhuang Women's Forced Labor Camp the same evening. Ms. Zhang Lanfen, however, was returned home because she was seriously ill and the police feared taking responsibility if she died while in custody. On the afternoon of May 14, 2010, Ms. Dong Wencai and Ms. Zhang Guizhen were sentenced to one year of forced labor.
Since the persecution began in 1999, Ms. Dong has been sentenced to forced labor three times.
She started practicing Falun Gong in 1996, and since then her family and co-workers have seen tremendous improvements in her character, as she tries to become a better person in accordance with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Ms. Dong used to be obsessed with playing Mahjong and had endless conflicts with her family. Since practicing Falun Gong, she understood that it was important to have good relationships with others and that it was not right to gamble. When Ms. Dong started to become more considerate of others, the relationship with her family became more harmonious.
When Ms. Dong worked as a cook in Xiong County, she was highly thought of by her colleagues, as she used to prepare good food for everyone and never took even a penny that did not belong to her.
The CCP started its ruthless campaign to persecute Falun Gong in July 1999, so Ms. Dong went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in October. She was arrested and detained for several months. Then, in 2000 she was taken to the Baoding Forced Labor Camp.
In order to avoid being arrested again, Ms. Dong was forced to become homeless in 2002. But, at around 10:00 p.m. on July 31, 2002, police officers from Xiong County forced their way into the room that she was renting to arrest her and two other practitioners, who were visiting her at the time. She was then sent to a forced labor camp again.
The CCP sent Ms. Dong Wencai for their so-called "re-education" through forced labor several times, causing serious harm and a great deal of distress to her family.