A Falun Dafa practitioner in China | Minghui
I was a college student in Beijing in 1996 when I started to practice Falun Gong. My eldest brother used to be a detective in the police force. Due to a large age gap, we did not get along with each other.
Although it was before the onset of the persecution, my brother often spoke sarcastically and interfered with my practicing of Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) when I visited our parents at home.
After the persecution of Falun Dafa was launched in China in 1999, my brother told me some stories from his policemen friends where some detained Falun Gong practitioners were unyielding to the pressure to give up their faith. He thought these practitioners were stupid.
Recognizing the Evil Nature of the CCP
Then the “Tiananmen Self-immolation incident” orchestrated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was publicized on all television (TV) stations in China in January 2001. My brother immediately recognized it was fake news given his professional knowledge and experience. Since then, he has never tried to persuade me to stop practicing Falun Gong.
A few years passed, I asked him if many of his policemen friends had received bad retribution. He didn’t defend his former friends. I heard from another source later that two policemen were burned to death when their patrol car suddenly exploded.
When the entire family united for a lunar New Year’s eve dinner at the end of 2008, he asked me if Falun Gong (practitioners) were helping people to quit the CCP and its youth organizations, and then he said that he wanted to quit, too. After dinner, I confirmed with him that he was a Party member, and he said that he truly wanted to quit the Party.
The persecution has been going on for two decades. My brother experienced a few dangerous situations, however, he was fortunate to avoid any real danger. He chose to retire early after being a government employee for 30 years in 2016. His appearance has become kinder since then. However, he always curses the CCP at every family reunion. His wife and children also quit the CCP organizations.
My eldest brother is a victim of the CCP system and is one of the police officers who recognized the evil nature of the CCP through personal experience.