61-year-old Ms. Chen Peizhu lives in Longlin County, Guangxi Province. When she was young, she contracted polio and had muscular atrophy in the right leg. She could not walk, and crawled on the ground. When she grew up, she had several major surgeries. Her pelvis and leg could be upright only with the support of a steel board. It was very hard for her to walk.
Since she started to practise Falun Dafa, her problem improved a lot. Previously, she walked with a crutch or with others' help. Now she can walk a kilometre by herself without crutch. She is even able to make living by doing some small business. In 1998, when the county suffered the worst flood disaster in 100 years, she donated items valued at 420 yuan1 to disaster areas even though she was not rich. It was because she felt she benefited from practising Falun Dafa and she should help other fellow villagers in disaster areas. The fact that a disabled woman was able to do this had very a big effect in the local area. Some reporters went to interview her, intending to report that what she did was a result of the CCP's education. Ms. Chen Peizhu frankly told them that her actions were because she practised Falun Dafa, as the cultivation of Falun Dafa can lead human hearts to kindness and improve morality. She also told the reporters that if they could not report the truth, they should not make a false report.
On November 18th, 2002, Ms. Chen Peizhu was arrested and secretly held in the Nation Hotel because she spoke to people about the facts of Falun Dafa. During the interrogation, the police cursed her. She stood by holding onto a table, but the police kicked her down to the ground. She gradually stood up and was kicked to the ground again.
In order to destroy her will, the police covered her eyes with cloth and drove her around town once, then they threatened to send her to a labour camp in Baise. Despite their ruthless tactics, she did not give up her belief in Falun Dafa. Therefore, she was sentenced to four years' imprisonment; yet many prisons refused to accept her because of her disability, so she was detained in the Longlin County Detention Centre. The prison cell was very cold and damp. Six months later, she felt a lot of pain in the waist and legs. She could not move at all, and neither could she use the toilet by herself. Under such a condition, the police department had to release her. Through practising Falun Dafa, she quickly recovered and could take care of herself.
On the night of June 4th, 2006, about a dozen policemen broke into her home, searched her home, and arrested her. The police shouted: "Chen Peizhu, we will keep you in prison forever." To date, Ms. Chen Peizhu has been detained for more than a month. The 610 Office and the police department staff do not allow her family members to visit her and block any information about her coming from the detention centre.
1. "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/2006/7/17/133245.html
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