March 15, 2013 | By a Minghui correspondent in Guizhou Province, China
(Minghui.org) Seven practitioners were sentenced to prison in Pan County, Guizhou Province on December 17, 2012. The eldest is 75 years old, the youngest 42. Ms. Zheng Weichao, 71, and her daughter were each sentenced to three years of forced labor.
This is the second time that Ms. Zheng Weichao has been sentenced to forced labor. She is in her seventies and has been harmed physically and mentally in prison. She has again been mistreated just because she wants to be healthy, clarify the truth about Falun Gong, and possess informational materials. Her family has also suffered. Her husband, who does not practice Falun Gong, was also arrested and taken to the Pan County Police Department. He was not released until 2:00 a.m. the next day. Her husband has some problems with his feet and his wife takes special care of him every day. Currently, he not only feels sad that his wife has been imprisoned and tortured, but now has to take care of himself.
More than 100 officers from the Pan County Police Department, the 610 Office, the Domestic Security Division, and police from other towns and cities went to Pan County, Hongguo Town, Gangouqiao, Huopukuang, on April 12, 2012, between 6 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Without any kind of search warrant, they pried open the doors of private homes and arrested nine practitioners.
The practitioners were interrogated for three days and three nights at the Pan County Police Department. Family members were not notified when the practitioners were arrested. That night, one of the practitioners was released. Another one was released one month later. On December 17, 2012, the seven practitioners remaining in custody were sentenced. Ms. Chen Mingsai, Ms. Li Kaicui, Ms. Li Zhilin, Ms. Yao Jiaqi, Mr. Guan Fuchun were sentenced to three and a half years in prison. Ms. Zheng Weichao and her daughter Ms. Chen Rong, were sentenced to three and a half years of forced labor. Ms. Yao Jiaqi’s trial is still pending.
Benefited from Falun Gong
Ms. Zheng Weichao is a retired employee of the Construction Safety Division. She is 71 years old. Before she practiced Falun Gong, she was very weak and had many illnesses. When she was in her forties, she was unable to work because she suffered from different diseases. Once, she lost consciousness and was awaked by her daughter, Chen Rong, who was then only a few years old. Neither Western nor Chinese medicine was helpful. After she began practicing Falun Gong, she became disease free and very happy. Her son and daughter also had good jobs and the whole family was very happy. Because of her very warmhearted nature she was willing to help others after she became healthy. Her relatives and friends respect her.
On July 20, 1999, the CCP started the persecution against Falun Gong. Because she posted truth clarification messages, she was sentenced to three years in prison.
Ms. Chen Rong, 42, had been very weak since childhood. She suffered from a mysterious illness: when ill, she would lie on the floor unconscious and spit out a white foam. Although she tried everything, she could not find a medicine that could heal the disease. When she began practicing Falun Gong, the strange disease disappeared. She now feels the mighty power of Dafa and knows the meaning of life. She found the purpose of her life when she started the path of cultivation. She is now a steadfast practitioner of Falun Gong.
Mr. Guan Fuchun, 65, is unemployed and lives on less than 300 yuan in social welfare benefits. He was ill but could not afford to see a doctor and he thought there was no hope for him. He has been very healthy since he started practicing Falun Gong. With newfound strength, he tilled a piece of wasted land to grow some vegetables.
Mr. Chen Mingsai, in his fifties, is a surgeon at the Shanjiaoshu Mine. Even thought he is a doctor, he could not cure his own diseases. After he started practicing Falun Gong, his diseases disappeared. He looks very young for his age. The CCP regime started persecuting Falun Gong on July 20, 1999. He went out to clarify the truth and was reported. He was sentenced to prison and tortured. Currently, he has been sentenced to three and a half years of forced labor.
Ms. Li Zhilin, Ms. Yao Jiaqi and Ms. Li Kaicui began practicing Falun Dafa with the original purpose of curing their illnesses and improving their health. They have all benefited both physically and spiritually from the practice. They believe that under all circumstances, there is no crime in being a good person. There is nothing wrong with believing in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. They believe that practicing Falun Dafa is the most righteous choice they have made in their lives.
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