Liang Xiuying (梁秀英), a 74-year-old woman in Hebei Province, was arrested on the night of August 27th, 2014, while posting stickers that informed the public that Falun Gong is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. She was deprived of sleep and toilet use throughout the night.
Due to the nationwide persecution policy, and the fact that media is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Falun Gong practitioners have had to resort to such grassroots efforts to expose the persecution, and appeal directly to the conscience of their fellow countrymen, without relying on any CCP mechanisms.
Ms. Liang was reported by two men associated with the village committee while she was posting the stickers in Xinhua District, Shijiazhuang City, near her home. Officers from the district police station came and locked her up in a small room there.
She was interrogated by police the next day, and forced to provide her fingerprint on an unknown document. A group of police ransacked her home at around noon, and took away her Falun Gong books.
Ms. Liang's grandson visited the police station at about 4:00 p.m. to demand her release. Police threatened that if she posted messages in public areas again, her grandson would lose the opportunity for schooling or joining the military. This caused a lot of stress for her husband and grandson.
Benefiting from the Practice
Ms. Liang began practising Falun Gong in March 1998. She had suffered from many health problems in the past, including her stomach and eyes. However, three months after she took up the practice, these ailments all disappeared. Because of this, her family need to take care of her, and at her age, she does everything from farming to household chores. She finds odd jobs when the harvest season is over, earning extra income for the family.
She has been working in a nearby factory all these years, cooking in the cafeteria and cleaning the place. She looks so young that no one would believe that she is over 60, let alone 74 years old.
She is a simple woman without much education. But she believes in the teachings of Falun Gong, and follows these principles in her daily life. In turn, the practice has given her exceptional health and vitality.
Parties responsible for the persecution:
Xiying Village Committee
Dubei Police Station, Xinhua District, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province
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