The official closing of Behind Lies 09

This blog started in 2009, in order to clarify the truth of the situation about the persecution of Falun Gong (Falun Dafa) in China and clear up the lies propagated by the Chinese Communist Party and its associated medias.

This blog will continue to exist as a portal to different websites that can update us about the situation in China, but there will be no further blog posts, and you will no longer receive updates to blog posts from BehindLies09.

If you wish to receive up-to-date information on the situation in China, highly recommended websites include: (These are where my sources came from)

Minghui.net

The Epoch Times

Falun Info

China Uncensored (Youtube channel)

New Tang Dynasty Television

China Gaze

Other websites that you may be interested in include: (I was particularly interested in these websites and bookmarked them all for future reference)

Shen Yun Performing Arts (The World’s Premier Classical Chinese Dance and Music Performance)

Free China (Award-winning Documentary Film)

Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party (The Book that is Disintegrating the CCP)

(The Commentaries are also available in Audio , Video , and PDF format)

Stop Organ Harvesting in China

The Art of Zhen-Shan-Ren

 

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Ms. Xu Zhen Tortured to Death in a Labor Camp in Just 20 Days

After more than 14 years of persecution, the cruelty inflicted on innocent Falun Dafa practitioners continue in China. This one case is just the tip of the iceberg. Friends, do not be numb to the circumstances and calmly take a look.

Wonderful Falun Dafa !

October 24, 2013 | By a Minghui correspondent from Chongqing, China

(Minghui.org) The last scream from Ms. Xu Zhen was heard at 9:00 am on October 20, 2011. It was the day that she was smothered to death at the Division 4 building of the Chongqing Women’s Forced Labor Camp. The discipline officer on duty that day was Mi Mei.

Ms. Xu’s body was carried on a stretcher secretly through the hall and the captain’s office on the second floor to avoid being seen around 2:00 pm. She was already dead at the age of 46.

Ms. Xu was about 5’7” tall and lived in Hechuan District. After cultivating Falun Dafa, she became more energetic and felt like a new person. She followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and became a much better person. She was always nice to people, and worked hard at her company. However, being a…

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Photo: NY Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference, 19 May 2013

Photo: NY Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference, 19 May 2013

More than 8000 Falun Dafa practitioners around the world gather on 19 May 2013 for the Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference.

Rescued by Falun Dafa

Personal experiences from a wonderful meditation practice, Falun Dafa, that has brought renewed hope and increased tranquility for millions around the world.

Wonderful Falun Dafa !

(Minghui.org)

Trapped under a Raft in Rapids

(Luoyang City, Henan Province) My aunt is a Falun Gong practitioner. She told me the truth about Falun Gong and asked me to say “Falun Dafa is good” as often as I could. Although I knew the facts, I still did not understand Falun Gong practitioners. I thought to myself, “The practice is good, but the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) does not allow it, and the persecution is so brutal that one could die. It is useless even though it is a good practice.”

In August, 2012, I went rafting with several friends. Eleven of us rented two rafts. In a place where there were rapids, the raft with six of us in it hit a floating log and turned upside-down. Out of instinct, I grabbed a rope in the raft. From the moment I fell into the water, I kept…

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Practitioners Stand Up for Falun Gong in a Chinese Court of Law

February 15, 2013 | By a Minghui correspondent from Yunnan Province, China

(Minghui.org) By the time five Falun Gong practitioners were brought to trial on January 21, 2013, they had already been illegally detained for over eight months. Falun Gong has been persecuted in China since 1999. These practitioners were tried in the Kunming City Intermediate Court, which, like all courts in China, is controlled by the communist regime. The five-hour trial of Mr. Ye and his family was the longest ever in the court’s history for Falun Gong-related cases.

 

The detained practitioners included Mr. Ye Baofu, former deputy director of Forestry Central Hospital; his wife, Ms. Yang Mingqing; their daughter, Ms. Ye Mao; Mr. Su Kun, teacher from the Yunnan National Defense Technology College; and his wife, Ms. Zhang Xiaodan.

 

Mr. Ye and his family displayed the characteristic compassion of Falun Gong practitioners to all those present in the courtroom. At every opportunity, they tried to help people to better understand the facts about the practice and choose the path free of hatred and persecution.

 

Mr. Ye’s wife said in her own defense: “Today, I once again stand here as a defendant, charged with ‘utilizing cult organizations to undermine law enforcement.’ My practice of Falun Gong is legal, and Falun Gong is not a cult. It teaches Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, is beneficial to the nation, and does not do any harm. Possession of Falun Gong books and materials is also completely legal.

 

“Every single person—every living being—in the world is the object of Dafa’s saving grace, including those who have persecuted Falun Gong. I have no resentment or hatred toward those who participate in the persecution; I just hope you can come to understand the truth. The less you persecute Falun Gong, the more hope there will be for you to have a bright future.”

 

 

Mr. Ye Demonstrates to the Court How Falun Gong Led a Death Row Inmate to Repent

 

Mr. Ye told the court how he had brought great positive changes to the thinking of a death row inmate by discussing the principles of Falun Gong with him in the Wuhua Detention Center.

 

The inmate had lost all hope and was intent on creating conflicts with everyone in the center, including the guards. He had even thought about killing the guards, thinking that no one could control him.

 

Hearing this, Mr. Ye asked to be assigned to the same cell and eventually got through to him by sharing his personal experiences with Falun Gong. The inmate eventually wrote a letter to Mr. Ye, saying that if he had heard about Falun Gong earlier, he would not have committed the crimes that put him on death row (and ultimately saw him executed). He asked Mr. Ye to show his letter to everyone in the judicial system. The presiding court judge accepted this letter as evidence of the righteousness of Falun Gong.

 

Mr. Ye’s story reflects the truth that Falun Gong can benefit anyone, and that there is hope for anyone who can treasure the opportunity of a lifetime and remember that Falun Gong is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.

 

Through testimony such as this, everyone in the courtroom witnessed and was touched by the compassion so often shown by Falun Gong practitioners.

 

 

Longest Falun Gong-Related Trial in the Court’s History

 

The trial took place on January 21, 2013, and lasted 5 ½ hours, from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., and again from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. According to the bailiff, this was the longest Falun Gong-related hearing in the court’s history.

 

In the early morning hours of January 21, the Kunming City Intermediate Courthouse began to fill. Those who had come to witness the trial ranged from 80-year-olds to small kids, and included many who hoped to help free the wrongly detained Falun Gong practitioners. They included the family members of the detained practitioners. Security personnel initially said that 30 of Mr. Su and Ms. Zhang’s relatives would be admitted. However, officials only admitted 8 of them to the courtroom, with only immediate family allowed in. Only a cousin from Mr. Ye’s entire family was allowed in.

 

Mr. Ye’s trial was held in courtroom No. 21. There were four bailiffs and only one family member present. The presiding judge was Yang Jie, and the clerks were Li Xinghu and Li Shichao.

 

First, the two public prosecutors, Tang Yaqin and Li Yunbing from the Kunming City Procuratorate, read out the indictment that, as is typical in such cases, consisted of the usual trumped up charges routinely leveled against Falun Gong practitioners. Mr. Ye’s attorneys refuted the charges one by one. There were three defense attorneys present, and they made a strong defense for Mr. Ye, his wife, and their daughter.

 

Right at the outset, the attorneys pointed out the prosecutors’ presentation of the charges was illegal, as the prosecutors had only read out the titles of the evidence without showing any actual evidence. In addition, they had read out all of the evidence at once, without allowing an opportunity for the defense to raise questions against each piece.

 

None of the three practitioners (Mr. Ye, his wife, and their daughter) had signed their interrogation record. Ms. Ye pointed out that no one had ever asked her to do it.

 

No actual physical evidence was presented and the photos of so-called “evidence” appeared negligent and unprofessional. Since police did not follow standard protocol as required by law to collect and process the evidence, the attorneys argued that it was illegal. (Editor’s note. Since the charges themselves are trumped up, accusing practitioners of a crime that doesn’t exist, the whole notion of “evidence” may seem somewhat puzzling, even comical, to the Western onlooker, but such is the current state of things in these show trials of Falun Gong practitioners)

 

Prosecutors said that the 610 Office had performed the “authentication” for these pieces of evidence; however, this organization lacks the authority to perform any such acts per law. The final pieces of “evidence” were the books and materials taken from Mr. Ye’s home, which consisted of Zhuan Falun and copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, as well as videos of Shen Yun Performing Arts.

 

Mr. Su and Ms. Zhang were originally scheduled to be tried after the trial of Mr. Ye’s family. Their trial finally began at 5 p.m., but the earlier trial had lasted so long, by 5:30 p.m. the second was adjourned and rescheduled.

 

 

Background on the Practitioners Involved

 

i) The family of former Forestry Central Hospital deputy director arrested and persecuted

 

In the early morning hours of May 4, 2012, a special task-force vehicle appeared in the residential area of Mr. Ye’s community. Several policemen arrested Mr. Ye, his wife, and daughter; took photos and video recordings; and conducted a full search of the premises. They confiscated a large number of personal belongings and cash, as well as cut Mr. Ye’s telephone line. They left after 2 p.m., leaving behind many cigarette butts in the corridor of Mr. Ye’s building. Mr. Ye’s family was detained at the Wuhua Detention Center.

 

Mr. Ye, 62, is the former deputy director of the Forestry Central Hospital. His wife, Ms. Yang, 59, is the former head of the Forestry Training Center. Mr. Ye’s daughter, Ms. Ye, 34, lost her job after police’s harassment of her employer. The family has been persecuted for their belief in Falun Gong for over a decade.

 

On April 4, 2000, when Mr. Ye and his wife went to the Yunnan provincial government to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong, they were detained for 30 days. On August 15, 2001, he and his family were arrested at their temporary shelter by the Panlong District Domestic Security Division and the Riot Police Division. Mr. Ye and his wife were sentenced to two years of forced labor, and their daughter to one year of forced labor.

 

On January 10, 2005, Mr. Ye and his daughter were once again arrested at home by the Panlong District Domestic Security Division and the 610 Office. Their home was ransacked. Mr. Ye’s wife was also arrested at her workplace. They were all held in the Panlong District Second Detention Center. Mr. Ye was later sentenced to five years in prison, while his wife and daughter were each sentenced to three years in prison. Mr. Ye and his wife were also fired from their jobs.

 

ii) Teacher of the Yunnan National Defense Technology College and his wife arrested

 

Mr. Su and his wife, Ms. Zhang, lived in Room 301, Unit 1, Building 2 of the dormitory on the World Expo campus of the Yunnan National Defense Technology College in the Panlong District of Kunming City. Since the communist regime began it persecution of Falun Gong, the couple has been routinely harassed and persecuted by the Panlong District Police Department.

 

On December 6, 2004, when Mr. Su Kun gave his students CDs with information about Falun Gong, a parent reported him to the police. Mr. Su was arrested by officers from Panlong District Domestic Security Division. He was sentenced to three years of forced labor and imprisoned at the Ward No. 3 of the Yunnan Province No. 2 Forced Labor Camp. On June 28, 2007, he was transferred to Ward No. 1, and his prison term was extended by seven months. Mr. Su returned home in July 2008.

 

On May 4, 2012, Mr. Su and Ms. Zhang were arrested at home by officers from the Panlong District Domestic Security Division. Police ransacked their home and confiscated their desktop computer, laptop, external hard drive, cell phone, and Falun Gong books, among other things. The two practitioners were incarcerated at the No. 2 and No. 1 Panlong District detention centers, respectively. Ms. Zhang was beaten at the detention center.

Wang Shouren Knew Right From Wrong

By Epoch Times Staff On October 28, 2012 @ 12:22 am In Culture

Filial piety encompasses many other virtues, including giving gratitude, repaying kindnesses, not forgetting one’s roots, respecting the elderly, and being considerate of others. (Clearwisdom.net)

Filial piety encompasses many other virtues, including giving gratitude, repaying kindnesses, not forgetting one’s roots, respecting the elderly, and being considerate of others. (Clearwisdom.net)

Wang Shouren was a renowned philosopher and educator who lived during the Ming Dynasty (A.D. 1368–1644).

Even though Shun endured wretched treatment, he responded with goodness.

A father and son once sued each other and asked Wang Shouren to judge their case. After Wang had a few words with them, the father and son embraced each other and wept, and then returned home together.

Someone asked Wang: “What did you say that led them each to enlighten to their own error and repent so quickly?”

Referring to Emperor Shun and his father, Gusou, Wang replied: “I told them that Shun was the most disrespectful son in the world in observing filial piety, and Gusou was the kindest and most loving father.”

Of course, this is anything but the truth. Emperor Shun is regarded as the ancestor of China’s moral culture. He exemplified filial piety to the highest standard. By the time he was 20 years old, his filial piety was known all across the land.

Shun’s mother passed away young, and his stepmother was devious and cruel, while her son, Xiang, was arrogant and bad. The stepmother often spoke ill of Shun in front of Gusou.

Many times the three schemed and tried to think of a way to kill Shun. On one occasion, they asked Shun to repair the rice silo, and then they set the silo on fire. Another time they asked Shun to dig a well, and they dumped rocks and dirt into the well while he was digging.

With protection from heaven, Shun miraculously escaped from disaster every time.

Even though Shun endured wretched treatment, he responded with goodness. He treated his parents with the utmost respect and obedience just the same, without a trace of resentment or negligence, and he maintained good relations with Xiang, treating him with brotherly love and kindness.

Looking For One’s Own Shortcomings

Then why did Wang Shouren say the reverse about Shun and Gusou?

He explained: “Shun always thought of himself as behaving poorly in observing filial piety; therefore, he was able to display filial piety. Gusou always considered himself to be the kindest father, so he was not kind.

“Gusou always thought: ‘I’ve raised Shun since he was small. Why does he not know to please me now?’ Gusou did not know he was being deceived by his second wife. He only saw himself as kind, which made him even less able to be kind.

“In contrast, Shun was always thinking: ‘My father used to love me so much when I was small, but now he no longer loves me; it is because I have not done my best to observe filial piety.’

“Every day Shun considered in what ways he failed to do his utmost to display filial piety. Thus he became ever more able to observe this virtue.

“In the end, Gusou realized his fault and felt remorse for the way he treated Shun. Shun became recognized as the most dutiful son of all time in observing filial piety, and Gusou also became a loving father.”

The same principle applies to the way we treat others and manage our affairs.

When we encounter conflicts, rather than looking for fault in others, we may be reminded of the example of Shun, who always searched within to find his own shortcomings and where he made mistakes.

If we can conduct ourselves in this manner, then we will be able to resolve any conflict, no matter how big.

Source: Clearwisdom.net

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Falun Gong Practitioners Tortured and Humiliated at Forced Labor Camps in Harbin City

(Minghui.org) Ms. Zeng Shuling from Harbin City was arrested on December 31, 2011, and taken to Qianjin Forced Labor Camp on February 2, 2012. She was beaten and shocked with electric batons by division head Geng Shuping. Both her shoulders and hands were severely injured as a result. She couldn’t do any hard labor and had difficulty taking care of herself. Having lost the ability to do hard labor, she and another practitioner, Ms. Fang Guilan, were forced to sit on small stools for long periods of time.

Detainees in the labor camp are forced to work from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. every day. They are not allowed to talk, rest, or go back to their dorms before 8:00 p.m.. If they don’t finish their tasks, they must work extra time to finish.

Division head Wang Min and inmate Wang Fang have punished practitioners who didn’t finish their workloads since March 2012. Practitioners are beaten and verbally abused, deprived of sleep, and not allowed to wash. Some practitioners have been forced to work the entire night. Ms. Zeng, Ms. Li Huihui, and Ms. Wang Lina were subjected to long-term torture and sometimes had to work through the night. When some practitioners refused to do the hard labor, they were tortured and were not given anything to eat. Ms. Zeng has been sentenced to forced labor camps three times, and served a total of six years.

When a female practitioner was not in good health health and refused to work, Geng Shuping forced her to stand under the scorching sun for a long time. When this practitioner refused to work the extra time in the evening, she was shocked with electric batons more than 20 times, until she fell to the ground. Inmate Sheng Limei kicked and beat her, while Geng was shocking her.

Ms. Fang Guilan, Ms. Zhao Tianling, and Ms. Yan Xiuhua were also forcibly fed unknown drugs. When the practitioners refused to take the drugs, they were dragged outside. Two doctors stepped on each of their arms, pushed their heads back and inserted a tube into them. They then force-fed them with a large amount of drugs. Afterward, the practitioners were left lying on the ground. Their vision became blurred and they became unable to move. The doctors inserted the tube many times. When the practitioners were eventually able to move again, they were forced to do hard labor. Ms. Yi Zhengfang and Ms. Zhao Tianling are still being forced-fed with unknown drugs.

When Ms. Zeng Shuling was detained in Wanjia Forced Labor Camp from 2001 to 2003, she developed red scabies all over her body and was bedridden for more than a year. She was sentenced to a rehabilitation center from 2005 to 2007, where she was tortured to the point of being disabled and unable to walk. She was tied to a small stool for more than a year. As a result, she developed heart disease, uremia, and complications with her bowels. Officials at the rehabilitation center didn’t want to keep her any longer. She was unable to walk for four years.

On the morning of December 31, 2011, Ms. Zeng was arrested again, along with her husband Mr. Niu Jiahui. Mr. Niu had previously been sentenced to prison for five years, and has now been sentenced for another four years.

Ms. Zeng went on a hunger strike to protest her maltreatment in the detention center. One month later, she was taken to the Qianjin Forced Labor Camp on a stretcher. Division head Wang Min and inmate Wang Fang shocked her with electric batons and poured cold water on her in an attempt to force her to write a guarantee statement promising to stop practicing Falun Gong. She vomited blood for a long time because of the abuse. As soon as she recovered, she was forced to do hard labor again. When she couldn’t finish the task, she was forced to work overnight. Ms. Zeng was later thrown into the pigpen and humiliated by the guards.

Article from: http://www.en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/10/9/135777.html

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