(Minghui.org) I started to practice Falun Gong in 1996. My husband, after being diagnosed with advanced cancer in 2003, also started to practice Falun Gong and recovered from it, even though he had tried to dissuade me earlier.

Stand-off Resolved

My husband was not a believer in cultivation. At the onset of the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999, he believed the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda against Falun Gong. He demanded that I give up my faith, but I refused.

When I was distributing Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials with fellow practitioners in December 2000, local policemen arrested and detained us for 15 days. After that, police harassed me and security guards monitored me around the clock. My husband was in constant fear.

Communist agents tried to take me to a brainwashing facility in the fall of 2001. They threatened my husband and claimed that I would be arrested and sentenced to forced labor if I did not comply with them. They also claimed that he would lose his job and that his child would be expelled from school.

My husband then brought two strangers to our home, who demanded that I sign some documents. I refused and said that there was nothing wrong with practicing Falun Gong. My husband told me that I had to go with these people.

I locked myself in my daughter's room. My two daughters stopped my husband from getting into the room. Then, the two men called the director of the district police department and the district party secretary, and many policemen came. My sister-in-law grabbed a knife and blocked the door, threatening that she would fight to the death if anyone tried to break into that room.

The secretary claimed that I could stay at home as long as I promised to give up my faith. He tried to negotiate, but I refused to consider anything they suggested. In the end, they left.

Karmic Retribution for Cooperating With the CCP

My husband's legs started to hurt a few days later, and medication and acupuncture did not help.

“Your legs hurt because you tried to kick in the door,” I said. “If you admit that you were wrong, your legs will be fine.” He remained silent.

Then, he often complained of stomachaches in the beginning of 2002. He was diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer and had to have surgery.

Before the surgery, I told him to recite “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness- Compassion-Forbearance is good.” After being hospitalized for 20 days, he was discharged. The doctor said that he might only live for another year.

At home, we were told that our neighbor, a practitioner, had been illegally arrested. To avoid being arrested, we stayed at a relative's home.

I told my husband that he got cancer because he sided with the communist regime. If he would admit to his wrongdoing and change his stance, he might recover. He remained silent.

Arrest and Release

I was arrested in the spring of 2003 and taken to a local detention center. This time my husband did not panic but instead moved the Falun Gong books to a safe place.

My husband, brother, and sister-in-law went to the police precinct. My husband showed the police his surgical scar and told them that he needed his wife to take care of him. If they would not release her, he would stay in the precinct until he died.

I was released that evening. After getting home, we discovered that the police had ransacked the place, but because my husband had been clearheaded and hid the books, they did not find anything. This was the last we saw of the police.

Recovery from Cancer

My husband soon became a practitioner, recovered from his illness, and worked as hard as before.

He had a check-up at the hospital two years later. The doctor was surprised to see him, because he had assumed that he had died. He did not tell the doctors about Falun Gong. But after I encouraged him, he wrote a note explaining why he had recovered and handed it to the doctor.

My husband and I jointly sued Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime, who launched the persecution of Falun Gong, with our real names.

When policemen came to our home. My husband told them, “Falun Gong is indeed good! Without practicing Falun Gong, I would have died many years ago. Jiang Zemin persecutes Falun Gong, so why can't I sue him?” The police turned around and left without saying a word.