Personal Accounts

These are a small sampling of testimonies from people who have lived through the persecution in China.

Lin Qian: A family torn apart by torture

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.

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Danielle Wang: A Daughter Without a Father

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.

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Gao Rongrong: The Face of Persecution

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…

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The Chen Family: Music, Meditation, and Freedom of Belief

The Chen Family is a living example of the familiar saying, “A family that plays together, stays together.” A harmonious trio both on stage and in their daily lives, they continually strive to embody the Falun Gong principle of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance, touching the lives of many people through their music…

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