Recurring Nightmares: Shadow of Persecution Follows Family Member

November 02, 2015 | By a daughter of a Falun Dafa practitioner in China

(Minghui.org) The nightmare came back again last night. In the dream, I went home during my summer vacation, and was told by a neighbor that my father was murdered by local authorities who serve the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). My years of worry had come true. I woke up in tears.

This nightmare has troubled me for more than 10 years. For me, this has been a repetitious torture. However, I still feel fortunate because it was just a dream.

Detained and Tortured

My father has practiced Falun Dafa for more than 10 years. When the persecution started, he was arrested and taken to a detention center without a warrant or an indictment.

He was beaten and tortured close to death. The detention center released him on medical parole to avoid responsibility for his possible death.

I was in a college in another city. My mother and brother told me that father’s situation scared them. His entire body, including his feet, were swollen; he could not wear shoes.

My mother and brother grew a lot of white hair in a short time. Fortunately, my father did not give up Falun Dafa and continued to do the exercises diligently. He regained his health and was able to work on our farm. Given his hard work, our family prospered again.

However, the persecution continued in China, and my nightmare returned again and again.

Questioning My Values

I phoned home to check my family’s safety one year later. No one picked up. I was afraid that my father had been arrested again. So I called at different times.

Finally, my parents picked up the phone and told me that they were busy with farm work and thus were not near the phone.

The shadow of the persecution followed me through my graduation, job, and many important stages of my life. My father was not harassed by the local authorities, but the nightmare did not spare me. Every time I had a nightmare, I called home to make sure they were safe.

The detention and torture of my father frightened me. Yet, the impact was more so on the direction of my life. Seeing my father, a kind and caring person, imprisoned, I became unsure of what kind of person I wanted to be.

At first, I decided to be selfish and indifferent. But it was not my true nature. I felt unsure of which direction I should take.

Heart Healed by Dafa

Many years later, I had an opportunity to read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa. The teachings healed my heart and awakened my deeply buried kind nature. I regret to have learned Dafa so late.

However, my mother is too afraid to practice Falun Dafa. She benefited from Dafa as a family member and knew Falun Dafa is good. But she is simply too fearful of being persecuted.

We understand why she is scared. The persecution in China is still going on. Falun Dafa practitioners are still being arrested, tortured, and even have their vital organs harvested because they hold the same beliefs as my father.

The nightmare came back again last night.

I hope my father and millions of other Falun Dafa practitioners can stay safe. I sincerely hope the persecution against the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance ends in the near future. Only then will I no longer be threatened by my nightmare and no longer feel intense distress.

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Category: Opinion & Perspective

Thirteen Falun Gong Practitioners Tortured in Shanghai Women’s Prison

November 04, 2015

(Minghui.org) The Shanghai Women’s Prison is a heinous place, notorious for actively carrying out Jiang Zemin’s persecution of Falun Gong. The list below consists of torture reports for 13 Falun Gong practitioners who are detained in the prison.

The guards utilized other inmates to monitor practitioners around the clock. They defame practitioners and incite hatred among the inmates towards the practitioners. They also spread rumors attempting to confuse practitioners and destroy their faith.

The prison management especially targets the practitioners who are well educated. The guards instigate the inmates to beat and curse the practitioners and deprive them of sleep. The practitioners are forced to stand or sit for long periods as a form of torture. They are also subjected to brainwashing, such as being forced to recite and hand-copy propaganda materials.

Persecution Cases of 13 Practitioners Detained in Shanghai Women’s Prison.

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Shanghai Women’s Prison:Tel: +86-21-57615998; +86-21-57616356; +86-21-57615595
Chen Jianhua (陈建华), wardenLi Yongfang (李永芳), Li Cuiping (李翠萍), deputy warden

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Category: Torture of Women

Officers Harassing Falun Dafa Practitioners Change Their Attitudes

November 04, 2015 | By a Minghui correspondent in Tai’an City, Shandong Province, China

(Minghui.org) Since October, policemen from Daiyue District Domestic Security Division have been harassing local Falun Dafa practitioners who filed lawsuits against Jiang Zemin, a former leader of the Chinese Communist Party who ordered the violent suppression of Falun Dafa.

However, the officers’ attitudes changed after practitioners talked to them about the Falun Dafa and the persecution.

Ms. Li Xiaohuan Returns Home Safely After Visiting Police Station

On October 14, six policemen came to Maocinan Village, where Ms. Li Xiaohuan lives. The village officer led them to Ms. Li’s home, which the policemen broke into without a search warrant.

Ms. Li was not home at the time. The policemen threatened her husband and child, saying they planned to arrest Ms. Li because of her lawsuit against Jiang Zemin. The police ransacked their house and seized some of her family’s personal belongings.

Two weeks later, Ms. Li went to Liangzhuang Police Station to reclaim the items the officers had seized. She asked the police to return her Falun Dafa books and several radios. She reasoned with them, “Although the books mean nothing to you, in my eyes, they are treasures from heaven.”

Ms. Li then talked to the officers about Falun Dafa for two hours. The officers’ attitudes gradually softened, and one even poured her a glass of water. The officers said they had already sent the books to their superiors.

One Officer Paid Respect to Master Li Hongzhi’s Portrait

On October 14, an officer from Fangcun Township Police Station and three from Daiyue Domestic Security Division came to Baita Village, where practitioner Dong Changzhan lives. They broke into Mr. Dong’s home to question him about his lawsuit against Jiang.

The officers brought the original version and copies of the lawsuit. When Mr. Dong asked them to show their identifications, the officers refused. One of them reached out to open a drawer, but stopped when Mr. Dong stared at him. Another officer wanted to take a portrait of Master Li Hongzhi (the founder of Falun Dafa). “Don’t touch it!” Mr. Dong yelled. The officer stopped, and made a respectful Buddhist gesture by pressing both palms together to pay respect to Master Li.

Mr. Dong told the officer that his respectful gesture will bring him blessings. The other three officers smiled.

Mr. Dong urged the officers to stop following Jiang Zemin’s orders in persecuting Falun Dafa, and spent an hour explaining the reasoning. The officers asked Mr. Dong to sign a document, but he refused. “The lawsuit against Jiang is done according to the law, so I don’t need to sign anything,” said Mr. Dong.

Village Committee Leader: “She is a Good Person”

A few days later, officers from Fangcun Township Police Station went to Beiyangguan Village, looking for a 70-year-old practitioner, Ms. Wang Ruizhen. The officers asked the village committee leader to summon Ms. Wang to come the police station regarding her lawsuit against Jiang. The village committee leader said, “Ms. Wang is a great person in my village. You can’t arrest her!”

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Category: People in China Awaken to the Truth