Thank you for having me as a part of this important hearing. While I am grateful to be here to speak, I am also heartbroken because it means the persecution against Falun Dafa has not ended and my father, Zhiwen Wang, is still not truly free.
The following is a first-person account by a Falun Gong practitioner in Beijing obtained recently by the Falun Dafa Information Center. The practitioner recounts her experience being abducted from her home and taken for nearly three weeks to an illegal detention center for forced conversion in Haidian district, at a building disguised as a normal residence. The witness's name has been withheld for security reasons.
Within just four days of being sentenced to the labor camp, Zhuoyang was transfered to a hospital with severe lacerations on his legs, bruises, and a fractured vertebrae. Six days later, the hospital notified Qian as to her husband’s whereabouts. By the time she arrived at the hospital, her husband could no longer speak. Tears streamed down his face, still swollen from bruising. He died one month later, and Qian was told that if she wanted his body, she would have to pay 100,000 Yuan.
The last time Xiaodan Wang saw her favorite red sweater, she was watching CNN as her father was sentenced to 16 years in prison. It was Xiaodan’s first glimpse of her father, Zhiwen Wang, in over six months, but there was no mistaking her sweater even for a moment. The bright color, a piece of clothing taken from his home hurriedly by family members after police took him from his bed on July 20, 1999, was peeking out from underneath a borrowed jacket.
Determined to expose the persecution of Falun Gong, Lizhi sent letters his colleagues and friends telling them the truth about Falun Gong. He had no way of knowing that police officers had been watching him as he mailed the letters. The retribution came quickly.
After spending three years in a Chinese labor camp for his beliefs, American citizen Dr. Charles Li is home at last.
On May 7th, 2004, Ms. Gao was summoned to an office by two labor camp officials who then tortured her with electric batons for seven hours straight. Her once-radiant face was left scared with disfiguring burns and her hair was matted with pus and blood…
After suffering torture in Chinese labor camps, Canadian Zhang Kunlun uses his artwork to tell the world about the persecution of Falun Gong in China.