A Letter to Relatives from a Dafa Disciple Being Persecuted in the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp

PureInsight | April 21, 2003

Dear aunt and uncle,


[PureInsight.org] I am very much touched that you visited me in labor camp, even though Auntie is in her seventies. Thank you so much. The New Year is around the corner and here I would like to extend my special greetings to you. Also, I will make a brief introduction about my situation.

Since July 1999, I have been one of numerous victims of the vicious persecution against Falun Gong. I obtained the Fa in 1994. I became free of illnesses and energetic, and I did not have to take medication any more. When Auntie came to my home for a visit before the persecution started in 1999, I asked you to read Zhuan Falun, and you said it was good. Among your colleagues, classmates, students, neighbors and friends, I am sure that there are some Falun Gong practitioners and you can ask them to tell you the truth about Falun Gong. This unprecedented vicious persecution is actually imposed on practitioners who are innocent and follow the principles of "Truthfulness Compassion Tolerance." The vicious, reckless kidnappings, arrests, and persecution has resulted in the breaking apart of practitioners' families and the separation of their family members, and making them become destitute and homeless. Furthermore, many practitioners have been brutally tortured and forced to write statements to renounce Falun Gong. Under brutal persecution and high pressure, some did so against their conscience. The bad people in turn use these statements to embellish and disguise their despicable deeds.

Those evil people who beat and kill practitioners even dare to ask the people being persecuted to "thank" them, to sing high praise for their evil deeds and violation of the Chinese constitution. How vicious they are! What's more, evil people in the Chinese regime have utilized the state-run media to fabricate lies and poison people. Being well-educated intellectuals, you have been the victims of many political campaigns in China. I believe you can see the truth from behind all kinds of disguises in China. For my brother it is especially true, since he makes frequent trips abroad and he certainly knows how the foreign media report this issue and how the people outside of China view the persecution of Falun Gong in China. You also know what kind of person I am. So why do you acknowledge the charges that the evil regime laid on me? Is it right for me to give up my belief and the principle of being a good person? I will not do this - never! When one is innocent but is forced to plead guilty to the charges against oneself, won't our society be hopeless? No matter how other people's morality degenerates, I will not follow them! I am not protecting myself, because I am not interested in money and fame. I am just an ordinary person and I do not have great expectations in my life. What I want to do is to follow my teacher's teaching to upgrade my moral level. Some of my family members do not understand me, and I try my best to help them understand and support me. The poisonous lies and vicious propaganda have indeed misled the public. This has highly complicated and worsened the situation of persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, and they even become excuses for further persecution. But I firmly believe that evil can never suppress righteousness. The day when the truth is revealed will definitely come.

Other Falun Gong practitioners who are being detained in the same labor camp as I am include Ph.D. students, Master's Degree students, scholars from the Chinese Academy of Science, high-ranking government officials, including directors of government bureaus and even deputy ministers, as well as a computer expert who is not even a Chinese citizen. They all have been brutally persecuted to some extent. Physical torture, mental abuse, electric shock, and physical punishment have resulted in serious disabilities for some of them, and even mental disorders. According to Clearwisdom.net, at least 606 practitioners have been confirmed to have been persecuted to death. We are not afraid for people to find out every detail about us, because every step of a genuine practitioner is righteous. Those who fear people knowing the truth must have done something indecent. The truth that we are being persecuted has been covered up by the Chinese dictator. Why is that? Can't you learn something from this? The persecution and propaganda campaigns of China's media have actually helped people in other countries understand us and therefore praise us, and allowed many people the opportunity to know about the Buddha Fa. I think if my family lived somewhere other than totalitarian China, they would draw the same conclusion.

The vicious political persecution scared many Chinese and they do not dare to speak about the truth. But there are Falun Dafa Buddha Associations in more than 60 countries, including the U.K., the U.S.A., France, Canada, Australia, Russia, and many others. There are also "Falun Dafa Day" and "Falun Dafa Week" events in many countries. Falun Gong books have been translated into more than 20 languages, and are very popular. More and more people of conscience have started to recognize Falun Gong. In North America, more than 750 proclamations from states and cities have been issued to Falun Dafa and my Teacher. Falun Dafa has spread beyond nationality, race, age, and professions.

The U.S. House Resolution 188 condemned the persecution launched by Jiang. The "International Association to Investigate Persecution of Falun Gong" has been founded and has begun to investigatee those bad people who have persecuted Falun Gong. Jiang is being sued in a U.S.. court for genocide. No matter where he is, he faces criminal charges. Lawsuits against Jiang in other countries have also been started. The reason we do not mind sacrificing everything we have, including our lives, to peacefully clarify the truth is that we hope everyone in the world will come to know the truth about Falun Gong, will come to look at Falun Gong in a rational, objective, honest and wise manner, so that they will have a wonderful future.

I have a lot to tell you. In order to avoid overweight mail (Editor's note: the practitioner also attached two of Master Li's articles in the letter), I will stop here. In the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp, evil people have persecuted the determined Dafa disciples and fabricated materials to extend their terms by 10 months if they have not been "transformed." My jail term is almost finished, but I am fully prepared for possible extension and will never yield. No matter how severe the vicious persecution is, I will be steadfast. I do not have too many expectations. The situation here is becoming better and better because of the sacrifice and strong determination of Dafa disciples. Please do not worry about me! Please remember Falun Dafa is good! I will write to you later. My handwriting is not very neat, and I am not sure if I made my points clear.

Additionally, I am including several web sites here. I hope you will be able to browse them: (omitted)

Best wishes to you both,

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2003/3/12/20775.html

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