A Tuidang volunteer from Jilin City, China | Minghui
I have been practicing Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, for 21 years.
After the persecution started on July 20, 1999, my husband, my son and myself went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong. My son was detained briefly, but my husband and I were taken to a labor camp.
I wrote letters to the provincial Department of Justice, the provincial Party Committee, and the City Council at the end of 2001 to inform them of the torture that I was subjected to in the labor camp. Before long, high-ranking officials came to the camp to investigate. Officials at the camp did not want me to be there, so they released me two months earlier.
After being released, I had activities with fellow practitioners. We distributed Dafa flyers and put up banners and posters with information about Dafa on them. This was done regardless of a practitioner’s age or the weather conditions. Nothing stopped us from helping people to know about the persecution and to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
We advised everyone we met to quit the CCP beginning with our families, friends, and neighbors.
Our village is large, and we went from door-to-door to let people know about Falun Dafa and the persecution. If one practitioner had difficulty at a particular household, another practitioner would step in to help. Before long, most people in the village had quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
Many people have gained a positive understanding of Falun Gong, for example, the police, officers from the 610 Office, the township government, and the village committee—those who had previously participated in the persecution—have changed after learning the truth about Falun Gong. Although the persecution is still ongoing, it is less rampant in our area, and Dafa practitioners are rarely arrested.