Paintings by Falun Dafa Practitioners: My Son

PureInsight | May 11, 2008

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"My Son," by Dong Xiqiang, oil painting, 48"x48" (2005)

A broken mother's eyes peer into our own, as if to ask, "Why?" In her arms she holds the body of her beloved son, now dead. Her hand grasps a medical release slip, issued by the jail that held him captive as a prisoner of conscience. He was sent home to die, as have been thousands of other Falun Gong practitioners throughout China; prison authorities seek to escape culpability by sending torture victims home to die, off premises. The mother's worn face, contrasted with that of her once-young and vibrant son, tells of the silent torment so many family members of victims endure in today's China.

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