Personal Accounts

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

Li Weixun: Rescued from Hell

One morning in late 1999, the workers of Shengyang Heavy Machine Factory were met with a surprise. Instead of relaying the usual announcements, to which all 30,000 employees were duty-bound to listen, the company loudspeakers were on the warpath. “Traitor!” they yelled. “Evil!” they screamed. The object of their malice was junior sales manager Li Weixun. The workers who knew her could not believe their ears…

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Liu Wenyu: Behind Bars

“The mental torture I endured was worse than the physical abuse. It’s terrible to remember it. I spent six months in solitary confinement in a room about seven square metres, utterly deprived of human contact…”

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International Campaign Rescues Twin Sister from Chinese Labour Camp

After months of appealing throughout the country, Helen Peng could not have wished for a more fitting Christmas gift. When the Canadian called China to wish her family a happy holiday, she discovered that her twin sister was no longer a prisoner of conscience. “It is not because the labour camp is compassionate that she was released, but because the Global Rescue campaign and Canadian Government exerted pressure on China,” said Helen (Tianying) Peng this week from Toronto.

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