Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Guo Lirong in Critical Condition Resulting from Long-term Persecution

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Shortly after 10:00 a.m. on March 1st, 2006, soon after Ms. Guo Lirong had left her home, four policemen from the Chenghua District went to Ms. Guo's home, intending to arrest her. Unable to find her, the policemen then went to Ms. Guo's parents' home many times to harass them. A police car waited outside of Ms. Guo's home until after 9:00 p.m. Policemen also followed her sister. These events terrified her 80-year-old bedridden parents.

Ms. Guo Lirong is a Falun Dafa practitioner. Because she remained steadfast in her beliefs, she was fired by her employer, Chengdu Qianfeng Calorifier Factory. She was then unlawfully detained and tortured, and is now in critical condition.

On the afternoon of February 14th, 2001, police officers arrested Ms. Guo from her place of work by force. After Ms. Guo walked out of the police station, she could not go back home due to the threat of arrest. On October 7th, Ms. Guo went to a temple to explain the true situation of Falun Dafa to monks, who reported her to authorities. She was sentenced to one year in a forced labour camp, and her family was not notified. When Ms. Guo was sent home on March 19th, 2003, she was very thin and could not walk.

On September 1st, 2005, the Chengdu Chenghua District Qinglu Police Station and the 610 Office1 arrested Ms. Guo from her home and sent her to Chenghua District Brainwashing Centre. When Ms. Guo was released on September 7th, she was barely alive.

When Ms. Guo, her son, and a few fellow practitioners went to the park on May 20th, they were detained at a detention centre under the charge of "holding an illegal gathering." The police station released them only after extorting 5,000 yuan2 from them. On June 30th of the same year, Ms. Guo was again forcibly arrested and detained at a police station late that night (the police were afraid that Ms. Guo would go to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong). Without any other choice, Ms. Guo went to Beijing to appeal on July 7th, and she was sent back to the Chengdu Detention Centre. The police station's and her employer's expenses from going to Beijing to search for her was close to 8,000 yuan, which was taken from her monthly pay. In addition, her salary was decreased.

After Ms. Guo Lirong was illegally terminated by the Chengdu Qianfeng Corporation, she did not have any income for five years. Her family now relies on her husband's small income to support their son's high school tuition. In addition, Ms. Guo has to take care of her elderly parents. From December 2005 to late February 2006, Ms. Guo had gone to the Chengdu Qianfeng Corporation many times to ask for her position back. However, her request is still not settled.

Note

1. "The 610 office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.

2. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.


Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2006/3/12/122631.html

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