My mother’s name is Cai Shumei, lives in Chengde City, Hebei Province in China. She is a Falun Gong practitioner since 1998. Right now, she is illegally sentenced for 5 years since 2007, because they found she holds, produces and spreads the clarification materials of Falun Gong truth. She is charged illegally for “Interfering the implementation of the Law.” She has been arrested in Female Prison in Shijiazhuang City. After she was sent to the prison, they did not allow any relatives or friends to contact her, except if she gives up the belief on Falun Gong. This kind of inhumanity treatment against Falun Gong practitioner happens everywhere in China. Since 1999, the Chinese Communist Party launched the persecution against Falun Gong practitioner; the only purpose is to force the practitioners to give up their belief. At the beginning of the persecution, my mother had been detained for twice when it was 1999 to 2000.
During the time in the prison, my mother had suffered all kinds of tortures, including baton strike, electron baton strike; force feeding, sexual harassment and so on. In 2000, my mother was detained and suffered torture from the policeman. There is a Falun Gong practitioner who was detained in a same place with mother wrote an article describe the severe situation in the prison. She describes the policemen force the practitioners to put on the prisoner uniforms, but all practitioners refused to do it, she writes, “Xi Xiaochen (the top leader for the detain office) enters the room with a electron baton with him, and say, ‘why don’t you put on the prisoner uniform?’ we say we are not criminals why do we have to put on the uniforms, we ask for our own clothes. He turns the electron baton to the highest power level, we can see the fire is really long on the top of the baton, he started to shock us. At the time Cai Shumei(my mother), Li Shuqin, Bao Qinglian have been tortured by the electron strike.” (http://search.minghui.org/mh/articles/2004/10/20/87063.html)
When they torture the practitioner, they do not need to give themselves any excuse, they torture practitioner because they do exercises; because they read the book; because they speak. There was once, my mother and another fellow practitioner were doing exercise, Xi Xiaochen enters the room furiously, use the baton to beat Mrs Cai, she did not escape. Xi Xiaochen was really furious like a demean, he did not stop beating her until he was too tired to keep beating. Mrs Cai’s buttocks like a black bottom of a wok after the strike, it touches like a hard stone the next day.”(http://search.minghui.org/mh/articles/2004/10/20/87063.html)
In 2001, my mother was sentenced for two years. She had been sent to Kai Ping Labor Camp in Tangshan City. At there, my mother suffered the severe torture that beyond human’s thought. A fellow practitioner writes, “On January 19, the thugs abused Falun Gong practitioners more brutally. From 6:00 a.m. in the morning until 8:00 p.m. at night, they brutally beat up and also shocked practitioners with electric batons. Among the practitioners being tortured were Xu Youlan, Zhang Yuqing, Mo Yuru, Cai Shumei(my mother), Wang Yanming, Fu Weiping, Li Wei, Hao Jianling.” (http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/11/15647.html)
There is only one purpose for all of these kinds of tortures, which is to force Falun Gong practitioner to give up their belief. My mother acts follow the principle of Falun Gong which is Truhfulness, Compassion and Forbearance, she did not do any criminals. The police or any other authorities do not have any right or excuse to detain or torture a Falun Gong practitioner. My mother as a Falun Gong practitioner, she makes herself more and more be a kind people. Before she used to smoke in front of me when I was a child, after she started to practice Falun Gong, she gave up right away. She also used to lie to me, but now, I trust her all the time, because she is honest even under the persecution, if she lie to policeman that she gives up the belief, then she will be released, but she never lied to them on behalf of freedom.
Moreover, Falun Gong also brings my mother a healthy body. When I was really young, my mother’s body was really weak, she had low blood sugar content. When she was walking sometimes, she just lost the feeling and fell down on the floor without any symptom. She had to take a big amount of pills everyday. But after she started to practice Falun Gong, her body was getting better and stronger, she finally threw all the pills away, however, our family saved lots of money because of my mother’s healthy body. In fact, my mother is not the only victim in her family, she has 3 sisters who are also Falun Gong practitioners and unfortunately, they are all the victims of this persecution. Her first sister was sentenced for 4 years since 2004; the other 2 sisters are all sentenced for 3 years from 2004. As far as I know, they all have been tortured in the prison as same as my mother’s experience.
I hope all the policemen who are still keeping persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, you have to wake up and stop the crime action. Look at the great Falun Gong practitioners, their benevolent compassion, their strong will, and their great tolerance, don’t they touch you? We do believe good is rewarded with good; evil meets with evil. We do believe this evil persecution will finish soon, as long as we see the day the justice is held up in this world, all the criminals who have contributed on persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, they will receive the punishment from the principle of this universe.