On November 20, 2001, around 2 p.m., thirty-six westerners gathered at Tiananmen Square. They sat in the lotus position, unfurled a large yellow banner emblazoned with the words "Truth, Benevolence, Forbearance," shut their eyes, and began their Falun Gong meditation exercise.
On May 6, mainland attorney Wang Yonghang published an article titled "A Make-Up Law Class for Hu and Wen." The article reads that it is extremely absurd to use "the crime of using an evil cult organization to destroy the law of the country and the implementation of administrative regulations," to arrest, try, sentence, and imprison Falun Gong practitioners.
Chen Zhenghong, Minghui reporter in Taiwan 25/04/08
Falun Gong (Falun Dafa) began to spread throughout the world in May 1992. It revealed the characteristic of the universe, "Zhen-Shan-Ren," and people who began to practice quickly obtained better health while at the same time they strived to become better people. Falun Gong was spreading fast, by word of mouth, from one person to another. On April 25, 1999, after Tianjin police beat and arrested 45 Falun Gong practitioners, more than 10,000 practitioners went to the State Appeals Office near Zhongnanhai (they went to Fuyou Street) in Beijing to peacefully appeal to government officials. The appeal was handled by the premier of the State Council, who met with Falun Gong practitioners, and they reached a common understanding and reasonable resolution. The entire event went peacefully and it was over in the evening.
The 2008 Olympic Games are approaching. Not only has the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) failed to make its promise to improve human rights in China a reality, but has also staged a nationwide, large-scale arrest of Falun Gong practitioners and dissidents. Since the end of 2007 to March 11, 2008, 1,878 Falun Gong practitioners have been arrested. On February 25, 2008 alone, the Communist regime agents arrested nearly one hundred practitioners in the cities of Jinzhou and Chaoyang, Lianoning Province. In Beijing, the regime agents covertly arrested more than one hundred practitioners.
Since the time Teacher's article, "Foretelling the Fa's Rectification of the Human World"was published, it was as if the wind changed direction and attacked the old forces with determination. A fresh current rushed into the women's forced labor camp and frightened the evil elements there. For practitioners, it triggered an awakening of the entire Third Brigade.
The third time I was tortured by the "attack team," I stood for exactly 42 days and nights. They said: "This time she must give up."
The wind was chilly during those early winter nights. There was a small building called the visiting hall just southeast across from the dormitory. In the visiting hall, the upper levels are bedrooms and the first floor is the visiting room where detainees and their family members can meet. It can only be used at special times during the month, and it is unoccupied on normal days.
The mail has been a friendly way to send messages relating life events, happiness, care, and hope since ancient times. In the past seven years of persecution, letters to and from each detained practitioner have been used by the authorities as a part of the mental torture and stand as evidence of modern people's moral decline.
In July 2003, I walked out of the Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp. It marked the end of my two-year-and-four-months hellish ordeal!
Since July 1999, for more than seven years, the Communist regime has employed all of the most evil methods to brutally persecute Falun Gong practitioners. The labor camp is one facility where the persecution is most widespread, most concentrated, most frequent and most ruthless. It is a living hell. Countless Falun Gong practitioners were sent there and held over long periods of time. They are physically tortured and mentally tormented as they are monitored around the clock and brainwashed by various cruel methods. The terror at the labor camp still makes me shudder. The evil Communist regime's officials convey this message via violent brainwashing, "You cannot live your way! You must live as we tell you. You must dump what's in your head and replace it with what we allow you to think. You must replace your belief with the belief we give you!"
I am a resident of Zhuozhou City. I learned about the rape that took place at the Dongchengfang Police Department. I received phone calls from overseas. He Xuejian, a man wearing a police uniform, raped two women Falun Gong practitioners. Liu Jizhi, one of the victims, is of similar age as He Xuejian's mother. He Xuejian's hideous act reminds me of Ren Binghui, the Party secretary for Political and Judiciary Committee in Yihezhuang Township in Zhuozhou City.