By Jennifer Zeng
"A glimpse not only of the real face of the chinese language govt yet of the chance holiness poses to the robust. . . . an invaluable counterbalance to the reckless enthusiasm of our leaders and media for the chinese language miracle. . . . can be needed reading."-Sydney Morning Herald
Zheng (Jennifer) Zeng used to be a graduate in technology from Beijing college. She used to be a spouse, a mom, and a Communist social gathering member. yet simply because she a non secular perform known as Falun Gong, her existence in China was once shattered. Adhering to the practice's uncomplicated tenets of fact, Compassion, and Forbearance, she was once surprised that the celebration may institute a crack down, arrest her and insist that she recant. After two times being held at a penal complex and refusing, she was once sentenced with no trial to reeducation via pressured hard work. Her "enlightenment"-in half undertaken by means of fellow prisoners incarcerated for prostitution, pornography and drug addiction-took the shape of beatings, torture with electrical prods, hunger, sleep deprivation, and compelled exertions. She used to be pressured to knit for days at a time, her fingers bleeding, to provide items shriveled on the market within the US industry. Many Falun Gong practitioners died less than the tough stipulations. Zheng Zeng used to be lucky.
Thousands of others stay disadvantaged via an oppressive chinese language executive in their freedom of speech and meeting and the liberty to think as they decide on. this can be the testomony to her ordeal and theirs.
Jennifer Zeng was once born in Sichuan Province, China, in 1966. She now lives in Australia.
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Sure. ’ ‘Which ones? ’ ‘Zhuan Falun; Zhuan Falun: quantity II; necessities for extra development . . . ’ i used to be approximately to reel off the entire books I had while it unexpectedly happened to me: No! Why is he asking this? may perhaps they be going to go looking my domestic? I fast stopped myself. ‘My reproduction of Zhuan Falun used to be confiscated on July 20,’ I stated. ‘Uh-huh. Confiscated. Do you've any Falun Gong tapes? ’ ‘Yes. ’The very first thing you study should you take in Falun Gong is that on no account do you have to inform lies, so I needed to say certain. whilst he had written down the entire questions and my solutions he obtained me to signal the list. This appeared to deliver every thing to a detailed and he advised me i may pass. He me to front front and by surprise stopped, chatting with me in his private tone back. He advised me to jot down a be sure that i'd not education Falun Gong while I obtained domestic and to get my husband to carry it whilst he got here to the station that evening. i used to be to get my husband to write down one, too. My husband used to be to carry alongside my Zhuan Falun:Volume II and the tapes in addition. If we passed them over ourselves, Officer Wu wouldn’t come and seek to determine if we’d held whatever again. ‘You’ve obtained a teen and outdated parents at domestic and we’re nearly as good as fellow townspeople—Is it worthy it? ’ he acknowledged. I murmured noncommittally; he took this as contract and permit me cross. by the point I received domestic my mind used to be in a whirl. days earlier than, while my partner's mother requested me to renounce my perform i used to be made up our minds to maintain on with it. yet I by no means imagined i might be established back so quickly. may still I surrender the books? should still I write the warrantly? If I passed over the books and wrote the warrantly might I nonetheless be stated to be a practitioner of Falun Gong? yet what might ensue if I didn’t give up the books and that i didn’t write the warrantly? a home seek? Imprisonment? I bought out the reprint of the Ministry of Public Security’s six prohibitions that have been released within the newspaper and studied them conscientiously: 1. it truly is prohibited for anyone to hold or put up banners, photographs, symbols and different tokens in anyplace or any social gathering to advertise Falun Dafa (Falun Gong). 2. it's prohibited for anyone to distribute books/magazines, video/audio fabrics and the other technique of selling Falun Gong, in anyplace or social gathering. three. it's prohibited for anyone to collect crowds to do ‘group practice’, ‘Fa merchandising’ and different related Falun Gong actions, in anyplace or on any celebration. four. it truly is prohibited for anyone to carry ‘conferences’, ‘parades’ and ‘demonstrations’ that aid or advertise Falun Gong through ‘meditation’ or ‘making an appeal’. five. it truly is prohibited to manufacture or distort proof, unfold rumours intentionally or instigate and intervene with the social order with different ability. 6. it truly is prohibited for anyone to organise, gather or lead occasions which are opposed to govt guidelines. Nowhere did i locate something approximately participants now not being allowed to education by myself of their personal houses. I remembered the glance on Officer Wu’s face as he informed me to put in writing the warrantly and give up the publication.