(Minghui.org) Police and neighborhood administrative office staffers have often harassed me over the years to try to force me to give up my belief in Falun Dafa. Some people in my village had also been misled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda that slanders Falun Dafa. They often secretly monitored and reported on me, making it difficult for me to go out and tell people about the persecution. In order to change the environment, I felt that I should be proactive and openly tell these people about Falun Dafa and the persecution in an upright manner.
I called the outpost chief one day and asked him to send someone to my home, as I had an important issue to report. Several people came, including two police officers from the post, the director of the neighborhood management office, the secretary of the village CCP committee, the village head, and the security director. There were also more than ten people in front of the gate resting in the shade.
I told them about Falun Dafa, and that it is practiced in more than 100 countries around the world. Falun Dafa Day is celebrated in many countries. Not only that, practitioners in many countries have sued Jiang Zemin, the former head of the CCP who initiated the persecution, and distributed informational pamphlets to people.
I said that during the New Year, practitioners from around the world send New Year’s greetings to Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa. Among the well-wishers were people in the Party, the government, the military, public security, procuratorates, courts, colleges, and universities, as well as the general public. The police officers, officials, and villagers listened quietly, and no one disagreed with what I said.
A villager said to me after the police and officials left, “You have to be more careful. The police officers came with voice recorders.” I said, “Why didn’t you tell me earlier? If I had known that, I would have asked them to take a video and spoken directly to the camera. They would take it back and play it for the director and others, which would help me to promote Falun Dafa.” After that, the people who were watching me disappeared.
I mailed a complaint against Jiang Zemin to the Supreme Procuratorate and the Provincial Procuratorate in late May 2015. On November 3, 2015, director Feng (female, in her 30s) of the neighborhood management office (610 Office), a police officer surnamed Wu from the outpost, and the village security director surnamed Guo came to my house to put me on a list of people who filed complaints against Jiang Zemin.
One of them asked me, “When did you start practicing Falun Dafa? Have you filed a complaint against Jiang Zemin?” He then took out a “Registration Form for People Falsely Accusing and Framing Others in Longgang (District) by Public Security Organs” and told me to fill in it and admit my “false accusations.” I refused.
I took out a few truth-clarification brochures from my bag and asked each of them to take a copy. I also asked them to take a copy of my complaint against Jiang and to sign the receipt that they’d accepted the materials.
They agreed to sign the receipt, but when I went to get the paper and pen, they left. I shouted for them to come back, but they drove away. I was sorry that they didn’t get that information.
A few days later, I took truth-clarification materials to the border post and talked with director Liu. He was angry. “How dare you come here to spread information about Falun Dafa. I’ll call Domestic Security to arrest you!” I silently asked Master for help. Liu couldn’t get through on the phone even though he tried several times. He told me to go to his office.
I took out each document and briefly described it. Liu listened quietly. When I mentioned Jiang Zemin’s order to harvest organs from practitioners while they are still alive, Liu asked, “Organ harvesting? Have you seen it?”
I asked, “If you don’t see something, does it mean it doesn’t exist? Some people say that the earth is round, but can you see that from here? I see the earth as flat and uneven. If someone says the earth is round, I would say he’s lying. If someone says a toy ball is round, I believe it, because I can see it.” Liu was speechless.
When I showed him the photo of me taken when I was emaciated due to the persecution, Liu said it didn’t look like me. I said, “I lost 60 pounds from being tortured in the labor camp. I was so weak I had to be carried out.” He only took a few brochures but refused to sign the receipt.
I then took the materials to the neighborhood judicial office and the management office. As soon as the heads of the two departments (names withheld, they’ve both harassed me) saw me, they both said the same thing, “To make a living, I have to follow my supervisor’s orders.”
I said that I understood their situation and just wanted to show them the information. They promised to read it carefully. I also gave them a VCD with videos exposing the staged Tiananmen self-immolation. There were several young men and women in the two offices, and they all promised to take a look.
I spray painted messages about Falun Dafa on the walls next to a road. (To counter the continuing persecution, practitioners in China use many creative ways to inform the public of the benefits of Falun Dafa and let them know about the persecution, risking arrest in the process.) Someone reported me and the police chased me. I escaped on my motorcycle. Although I got away, they wrote down my license plate number.
One day I went to a labor market to look for a job. The market was busy with people and cars and I didn’t notice the two cars parked nearby. A couple of plainclothes officers quietly got out, grabbed me, and took me into the Domestic Security Division of the Public Security Bureau.
Faced with the sudden kidnapping, I panicked at first, but I soon calmed down and reminded myself that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner and I should have righteous thoughts. I recalled Master’s poem “Benevolent Might:”
“Dafa is what you carry everywhere,Zhen Shan Ren, rooted in the mind;A great Arhat walks the earth,Gods and demons fear with awe.”(Hong Yin)
I recited this poem repeatedly on the way. My righteous thoughts gradually became stronger, and I felt that was surrounded by a huge energy field. Looking at the officers, I felt sorry for them.
A police officer surnamed Li interrogated me, “Do you still practice Falun Dafa? What illegal things have you done? What bad things have you done? Tell me the truth.”
“I didn’t do anything bad and I didn’t break any laws,” I said. “Practicing Falun Dafa can improve one’s morality and keep one healthy. I have done many good deeds.”
He interrupted me, “Don’t talk about Falun Dafa! I don’t know anything about it. I’m into philosophy, materialism, and dialectics, and you don’t know anything about those! You can only tell me the truth and tell me the bad things you have done!”
I thought, “I am passive in this situation. The police officer feels that he is in the position of ‘interrogator,’ and I am in the position of ‘being interrogated.’ How can I clarify the truth if I am not allowed to talk about Falun Dafa? I must change this situation from passive to active. My relationship with the police is that I am doing the ‘saving’ and they are the ones ‘being saved.’”
I asked him, “How can you ‘manage’ Falun Dafa if you don’t know anything about Falun Dafa? How can you talk to me about telling the truth if you don’t let me talk about Falun Dafa? You must first listen to me, otherwise I won’t say a word.”
He insisted on his point without letting me talk about Falun Dafa. I kept silent for about three minutes and watched him. He could not stand my silence and finally said I could say whatever I wanted to.
That was how I reached a verbal agreement with the police officer. I had time to clarify the truth and guided him to follow my line of thought. I explained what Falun Dafa is and why Jiang Zemin and the CCP wanted to persecute it.
After talking for over one hour, I explained the benefits of the practice and its widespread popularity around the world, as well as the nature of the CCP and its persecution of innocent people.
The officer did not say a word, but listened quietly. Afterwards he asked me about my level of education. I told him that I went to school during the chaotic Cultural Revolution so I did not learn much, but practicing Falun Dafa gave me wisdom.
He then asked if I did anything illegal. I said I did not do anything that violated the law. He said I could go home. I walked out of the Domestic Security Division that afternoon with my head held high.
Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and have learned the five exercises have experienced improved health and well-being.
Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline’s growing popularity as a threat to the CCP’s atheistic ideology, and on July 20, 1999, he issued an order to eradicate the practice.
Under Jiang’s personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organization with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.
Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 23 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. Countless practitioners have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.
There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply China’s organ transplant industry.