(Minghui.org) My wife was arrested for suing Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). She sued Jiang because he launched the massive and widespread illegal persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners in China and abroad.
She was arrested at work in November 2015. The Domestic Security Bureau dispatched two armed vehicles and armed special officers to surround our building.
Our ten-year-old daughter and I refused to let the police in. We were locked in a stalemate with the police for more than two hours.
Eventually the police forcibly entered my home. They confiscated a photo of Master Li (Falun Dafa's founder), my computer, printer, and many other personal belongings. My wife was later held at the detention center.
Hiring an Attorney to Defend My Wife
I wanted to hire an attorney and plead not guilty for my wife, but I was worried I could not find an honest one. A fellow practitioner then recommended a very famous attorney who had defended Dafa practitioners in the past.
I got in touch with the attorney but he happened to be busy with another case. We eventually hired another well-known attorney he recommended, who also often defended practitioners.
No attorney in our area had ever pled not guilty for a practitioner. Our local CCP judicial system did not expect us to find an attorney so quickly, so they decided to prosecute my wife immediately so that our attorney wouldn’t have enough time to respond.
The judge was surprised when the attorney showed up and asked to review the case files and found all kinds of excuses to prevent the attorney from having access to them.
Our attorney told the judge he would sue him for not allowing him access to the case files. Eventually the judge capitulated.
On the day of the trial, several vehicles were dispatched to patrol around the courthouse. The seats in the courtroom were occupied by 610 Office personnel and domestic security plainclothes officers, except for two seats for my father and me.
No outsiders were allowed to attend the trial. The attorney made an excellent and well-founded defense, and the prosecutor appeared very nervous, both hands shaking.
My father couldn’t help applauding the attorney’s most compelling part of his argument. The head of the local 610 Office panicked and ordered the plainclothes officers to remove my father from the courtroom without the judge giving the order—that is a violation of the court rules.
My wife testified and told the judge and prosecutor, “Please make a fair judgment and restore my innocence. Please be aware that the judges and prosecutors will be held responsible for life for the cases they handle.”
She said to the prosecutor, “You threatened me, saying you wanted me to sit in prison as long as possible and you wanted my child to be looked down on and bullied at school. Is that what a prosecutor should say?”
The prosecutor paled and could not deny what he’d said. When a court officer rushed over to take the defense statement from my wife, the papers fell all over the floor. The trial was hastily adjourned.
The police who witnessed the trial had the chance to learn more about the truth of Falun Dafa. After the trial, many of them were overheard discussing in private how the attorney was really knowledgeable and made a good defense.
They also laughed at the so-called experienced prosecutor whose hands wouldn’t stop shaking. Despite all the facts, the judge still illegally sentenced my wife to three and half years in prison, caving in to the power of the 610 Office.
Exposing How the Prison and the Police Mistreated My Wife
I wrote many letters to the chief prosecutor, the Prison Administration Bureau, and the provincial Public Security Department complaining about the mistreatment my wife suffered during her three and a half years in prison. Not one of them replied.
I was never allowed to visit my wife in prison. Our daughter was only allowed to see her twice during all that time.
After waiting for three and a half years, on the day my wife was to be released, my daughter and I arrived at the prison gate early to take her home.
To our surprise, officers from the Legal Affairs Office where my wife had her household registration took her by force from the prison to the local brainwashing center to continue persecuting her.
This was during the time when the CCP launched the so-called “anti-crimes” movement throughout the country. I reported all of the previous illegal incidents to the central Anti-Crime Office.
Since my claim was well-founded, the central Anti-Crime Office opened the case and transferred it to the local Anti-Crime Office a month later, urging them to investigate it as soon as possible.
The local office called me perfunctorily with the intention of quickly closing the case. I asked him on what legal basis had they imprisoned my wife in the brainwashing center after she had served her prison term.
He could not say and quickly hung up. I also reported the illegal detention to the legal platform, as well as the reporting platform of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
I reported this incident to the director of the Provincial Public Security Department. It was later confirmed that my letters were effective because the director of the Legal Affairs Office was forced to retire shortly after I reported her.
The CCP judicial officials held my wife illegally for six more months in the brainwashing center and used any evil means they could come up with to try to force her to give up her belief in Falun Dafa.
My wife was firm in her belief and refused to cooperate with the officials, and she was eventually released. However, she was only allowed to stay at her mother’s home where her residence was registered.
She was also required to report to the local police station twice a day. I asked the police station near where I lived to change my wife’s household registration back to our residence, but they used all kinds of excuses to turn down my request.
I decided to write a letter to persuade the chief of the police station to do the right thing. I kept asking myself why I was writing this letter. It was not just to get my wife home as soon as possible, it was also to save the chief. It took me three days of revising to write this letter.
I tried to think from his perspective wherever possible. I also made sure there were no unkind words or resentment.
I told him about the miracles I experienced after cultivating Falun Dafa, and I talked about how I had suffered from severe stomach problems since I was a teenager, that I hadn’t been able to eat cold or spicy food and was very thin and weak.
I wrote, “Once, after I accidentally ate cold sweet potatoes, I had severe stomach pain and blood in my stool and went into shock. I was taken to the hospital immediately and needed a blood transfusion to survive.”
“The doctor said I had a large ulcer and bleeding in the stomach and recommended a subtotal gastrectomy. However, since I was too weak for surgery, the doctor sent me home to recover first.
“During my recovery, I very fortunately started cultivating Falun Dafa and all my illnesses disappeared after a month. I could eat cold and spicy food, including cold sweet potatoes and ice cream.
“For the past 20 years, I haven't taken any medicine, and I truly experienced being illness-free and full of energy.”
I also talked about the tremendous improvements in my mind and body after cultivating Falun Dafa.
I said, “After the CCP began persecuting Falun Dafa, I was pressured to give up cultivating if I still wanted a management position. I refused and told the Party secretary, I can’t tell lies since I cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Falun Dafa is good. This is the truth.’”
Finally, I sincerely told the chief, “If you were walking down the street, and there was a big pit ahead of you, I would tell you there is danger ahead. Similarly, if I do not tell you the truth, your life will be in great danger.
“However, if I do tell you the truth, the CCP is supposed to persecute me. I decided to tell you, a kind person with a conscience, the facts despite the risk.
“I think you would do the same. I do hope you can avoid the danger.
“Many people do not understand why Falun Dafa practitioners want to tell people the truth despite the risk of being arrested and sentenced. They risk their lives to keep you safe.”
The chief was touched by my letter. He put off everything else and spent an afternoon transferring my wife’s household registration over to where we lived.
Our family finally was reunited after nearly four years of separation.
Thank you, Master, for your compassionate salvation! Thank you, fellow practitioners, for your selfless help in this process!
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