While travelling to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in late December 2000, I was kidnapped at the train station by police officers from Hankou of Wuhan City in Hubei Province. The next day I was locked up in the Wuhan First Female Detention Centre. There were seven criminals who had committed some type of financial crimes along with five Dafa practitioners locked up in the same cell.
The jail was gloomy, cold, damp, and without any sunlight. We were ordered to sit in an uncomfortable position every day. We were not allowed to speak loudly. We silently recited Teacher's articles and poems from Hong Yin [a collection of poems wrote by Mr Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong].
In a few days, we became familiar with the other prisoners in our cell. We shared with them some of our experiences that we had encountered in our cultivation, including the miraculous stories of how Falun Gong improved our minds and bodies. We told them what Teacher Li taught us, including how to be a good person. Two prisoners, Ms. A and Ms. B, began to learn Teacher Li's poems in Hong Yin from us. They were afraid they wouldn't be able to memorise them, so they asked us to write Teacher Li's poems on the only paper they had, that is, on the back of the court verdict. In about two weeks, they memorised more than a dozen poems.
One day, several policewomen suddenly came to search our room. Ms. A and Ms. B, who had learned some of Hong Yin with us, were scared to death. Ms. A told me that the piece of paper with the poems on it was in her pocket, and wasn't well hidden. Ms. B said that hers was placed in her baggage and also wasn't well hidden. We didn't know what to do, but we had no fear. We felt very calm. A veteran practitioner reminded us to silently repeat Teacher's words. So we silently repeated the words in our minds. The police searched Ms. A and found the court verdict paper. The police flipped it over and asked what she had written on it. Ms. A answered without much thinking, "It's my reasons for appeal," as if she actually had some legal knowledge.
The other two prisoners on her side were shocked by her answer. Ms. A came to Wuhan from a village in Hubei Province to work as a nursemaid. She had been to a primary school for only one year. How could she ever write any "reasons for appeal?"
The two prisoners couldn't help looking at that piece of paper. Miraculously, there were words in black ink on the paper that said "Reasons for Appeal," and had a reason no. 1, no. 2, and no. 3 listed. The poor handwriting looked exactly like Ms. A's. The police said "oh" and returned the piece of paper to her. The police did not notice Ms. B's paper.
As soon as the police left, the other prisoners couldn't wait to pull that piece of paper from Ms. A's hand. Teacher Li's poems that I wrote in blue ink appeared on it again! The prisoners were astonished and excited. They held my hands and kept saying, "It's true! It's true!"
From then on, every day whenever they woke up in the morning, they recited Teacher's article "Lunyu" and the poems in Hong Yin while on their bed, just like we did. When they had time, they asked us to tell stories about Dafa practitioners and their experiences, and to teach them Teacher's articles. The police saw us from the TV monitor and questioned us several times, but they never turned us in to their superiors. A few people said they would learn Falun Gong when they got out of prison.
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