At that time I understood that persecution against any Falun Dafa practitioner was directly persecuting Falun Dafa. I therefore went to the town government office to tell them the facts about Falun Dafa, requesting them to release the detained fellow practitioners and to stop persecuting the two young female practitioners. They immediately called in over a dozen young men to brutally beat me. I shouted, "Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa (1). Falun Dafa teaches people to be kind and moral. Don't be deceived by the lies." They beat and kicked me, and struck me mercilessly with their knees and elbows for over ten minutes. After that, my whole body was swollen and painful, and I urinated blood for several days afterward.
I kept telling them the facts, even after they beat me. The Township Party Secretary Li yelled, "If you continue to defend Falun Gong, we will beat you some more." I said, "Is it the government's job to persecute good people?"
They cuffed my hands and forcibly took photographs of me. I refused to cooperate therefore they sent me to a detention centre for a 15-day detention. On the way to the detention centre I clarified the truth to the driver who had earlier beaten me mercilessly.
After I was held in the detention centre for 15 days, I was sent back to the township government and illegally imprisoned there for seven more days.
On the first evening back in the township government, several guards planned to sexually abuse the female practitioners. I detected their horrid intent in advance. At around midnight, when they opened our door, I immediately shouted, "What are you doing here?" They ended up sneaking out without doing anything. They also put a lot of pressure on us to brainwash us, compelling practitioners to read materials that slandered Falun Dafa, and to write a "repentance statement" and a "guarantee" to give up practising. We firmly resisted the persecution. Because we refused to cooperate, they threatened us and stopped giving us food for two days in order to force us to write the statements. Later, we went on a hunger strike for three days. During these days I recognised Teacher's hint and realised that we would leave here soon. The day the local police station chief asked us to leave, I clearly stated, "I will not leave here unless you promise me that you will not slander Falun Dafa, and will not go to Falun Dafa practitioners' homes in the future to arrest them." The village public security chief promised me that they would not do so anymore. That same day they released us.
(1)Law, Way or Principles
Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.cc/mh/articles/2003/2/17/44691.html
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