Four Practitioners from Liaoning Province Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Shi Xiuqing, Ms. Lu Guifen, Mr. Zhu Guotian and his daughter Ms. Zhu Ping are farmers from Chaoyang County, Liaoning Province. They all practice Falun Dafa. They told their friends and neighbors about the goodness of Falun Dafa, but they have been persecuted by the communist regime for their belief.
On May 23, 2011, director of the Liujiazi Police Station Suo Jingdong and police instructor Sun Lianfeng illegally arrested the four practitioners. Later, the local Procuratorate and court compiled false evidence and sentenced them to prison. Ms. Lu Guifeng was sentenced to eight years, Ms. Zhu Ping to five years, Ms. Shi Xiuqing to four years and Mr. Zhu Guotian to three years.
When the four practitioners were arrested, there was a fire on the mountain at Liujiazi Village. The police ignored the fire and instead went to the four practitioners' homes and ransacked them. They confiscated many of the practitioners' personal belongings. The three female practitioners were detained at the Beishan Detention Center in the Xidayingzi area, while Mr. Zhu Guotian was released due to health problems. However, he was then arrested three more times. The last arrest was around July 4, 2011.
Below are the accounts from the four practitioners' family members and fellow villagers.
1. Ms. Shi Xiuqing: Understanding the meaning of life after practicing Falun Dafa
Not many people know Ms. Shi Xiuqing's name, but they all knew her as the lady selling tofu every day. Her family have made tofu for several years and have a good reputation.
According to Ms. Shi's fellow villager, before Ms. Shi began to practice Falun Dafa in 2006, she was sick much of the time and was unable to do much work. She had to take medicine every day and had spent all of her family's savings on medical bills, but her condition still did not improve and she was tired of living.
In 2006, Ms. Shi's life completely changed after someone introduced Falun Dafa to her. After reading Zhuan Falun, she understood the meaning of life. After that, she often read Zhuan Falun and did the Falun Dafa exercises. Her health improved daily and she no longer had to take medicine. Soon, she regained her health and was able to work again. She became healthier and happier. To help her family's financial situation, she opened a tofu shop and sold tofu every day. The quality of her tofu was very good.
Before she began to practice, Ms. Shi used to receive Falun Dafa informational materials at her doorstep, but she did not read them. Afterward, since Falun Dafa gave her a second life, she wanted to tell people the facts about the practice and the persecution. However, the police arrested her while she was distributing truth-clarification materials to people. She sincerely wanted other people to be able to live as happily as she did, but she was sentenced to four years in prison for this.
2. Ms. Lu Guifen: Diligent with filial piety
Ms. Lu is a tall, middle-aged lady. Ms. Lu's home is not too far away from the village entrance. Her household's financial situation was not too good, but she and her husband were diligent workers. Although they borrowed money to build their house, they were able to pay back their debts. Before Ms. Lu practiced Falun Dafa, her relationship with her in-laws was not good and they barely talked to each other. After practicing Falun Dafa, however, Ms. Lu changed and her relationship with her in-laws improved. She always bought good things for them on special occasions.
Ms. Lu's husband worked outside their hometown, and she took care of the crops in their field by herself. She also worked in a pastry factory. Her co-workers said that she always worked hard and was not picky about the work. When nobody liked the job of taking the pastries out of the ovens in the summer, she voluntarily took the job and never complained. After she was arrested, her boss promised to take her back anytime.
Her coworker once asked her: “Even younger workers could not do the jobs that you are doing. Do you ever feel tired?” Ms. Lu said that she practiced Falun Dafa and did things following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, thinking of others first. Such a good person was sentenced to eight years in prison.
3. Mr. Zhu Guotian an honest man; his daughter Ms. Zhu Ping a happy lady
Mr. Zhu Guotian, in his 60s, used to sell fritters at the market. He always gave his customers a good deal. With a good reputation, his fritters always sold out quickly. Before he practiced Falun Dafa, he smoked, drank and had a bad temper. When things did not go his way, he would start a fight. As a result, he had a bad relationship with his neighbors. After he began to practice Falun Dafa in 1998, he quit smoking and drinking, and his relationship with his neighbors and others got much better.
One summer, when a person fell into the river, Mr. Zhu jumped in to save him despite the dangerous current. Another time, the person guarding a pile of lumber told him that he could take some of it in exchange for a pack of cigarettes, but Mr. Zhu refused. He told the person that he followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and would not take anything not belonging to him.
Ms. Zhu Ping, in her 30s, is a pretty lady. She is a kind and happy person who also follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in her life. After she got married, she and her husband (also a practitioner) lived a happy life even though they were not rich.
All four practitioners are very ordinary people, but with great character.