August 28, 2016 | By the husband of a Falun Gong practitioner in China
(Minghui.org) Because my wife refuses to renounce Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa), she was detained, suspended from work with no pay, and deprived of her personal freedom. Our family also suffered.
In April of 2004, the security section of our workplace notified her that she had been suspended from work and she must go to the Shuangqueqiao Police Station. They tried to force her to denounce Falun Gong. She refused.
At the time, I thought she was too stubborn. The Communist Party Secretary in our bureau asked me to persuade her to give up Falun Gong. I tried but didn’t have any luck. I couldn’t understand why she insisted on practicing Falun Gong, and I even got quite angry with her. However, gradually I understood that my wife didn’t do anything wrong in practicing Falun Gong.
Another time, when my wife was at work, she was summoned by someone from the security section. As soon as she came out of the office, she was unlawfully arrested by police and detained for over 20 days.
I told the head of our bureau that my wife was taken out of work even though she didn’t do anything wrong. I demanded that the bureau chief come with me to the police station to get her released. He assigned someone from the security section to come with me.
When we arrived, I asked the officers why they arrested and detained my wife, since she did not break the law. Seeing that I was very firm, they released her. Nevertheless, she was later arrested multiple times.
In 2005, we returned to my hometown to join a housewarming celebration for my older brother. My wife was in town distributing handouts about Falun Gong and the persecution, for which she was reported to the police. They arrested her and sent her to Wuchang Female Drug Addiction Treatment Center for detention. Later, she was sent to Shayang Forced Labor Camp for a year and a half.
I was really angry with the endless unlawful arrests and detention of my wife. First, the police abused their power by arresting and sentencing innocent people at will. Secondly, they treated the law as child’s play, and nothing they did was by the rule of law.
I used to believe everything the Communist Party said. Later, from witnessing the numerous ways in which my wife had benefited from practicing Falun Gong, I knew that the persecution is wrong. Falun Gong only teaches people to be good and does not break the law whatsoever.
My wife had all kinds of illnesses before she started practicing Falun Gong, including adnexitis, gastritis, and dizziness. She had to go to the hospital often and spent thousands of yuan a year in medical fees.
After she started practicing Falun Gong, she never had to go to the hospital again. Even my own severe stomach problems disappeared. I’m in very good health now.
I could not feel more grateful to Falun Gong when an incident happened in April of this year. My grandson accidentally fell from the fourth floor. It’s incredible that he suffered only a fractured pelvis.
I can never figure out how he was tangled up in a cable line closely affixed to our building when he fell from such a height. I have no doubt that my little guy was blessed because of my wife’s practice of Falun Gong.
Falun Gong is so good. There is nothing wrong with practicing Falun Gong. I want to call on all Chinese people to break from the Communist Party and stand up for innocent people’s right to freedom of belief.
Category: Opinion & Perspective