Wife Seeks Release of Husband and Lawyer in China

21 April, 2011 at 18:16 | Posted in China, Falun Dafa/Falun Gong, human rights, persecution, slave labor camps | Leave a comment
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Falun Gong practitioner seeks help in the United States

By Robin Kemker & Stephen Gregory
Epoch Times Staff

Tian Lu is a quiet young woman with bright eyes and a winning smile—until the conversation moves to her family. That family has been shattered, and Ms. Tian has fled to the United States from China to try to rescue her husband and the lawyer who sought to help them.

Known to her friends as Lu Lu, Ms. Tian has suffered imprisonment and torture; her husband and the lawyer who tried to defend him have been imprisoned and tortured; and her grandmother, her husband’s mother, and her husband’s grandfather have died prematurely due to worry over her and her husband, Lu Lu says.

Lu Lu and her husband both practice Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, a spiritual discipline that involves doing meditative exercises and living according to moral teachings based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance.

The popularity of Falun Gong in China led the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 1999 to begin a campaign to “eradicate” the practice.

Even so, Lu Lu decided to begin practicing Falun Gong in 2005. “I was drawn to the principles of Falun Gong and especially to the kindness of Falun Gong practitioners,” she said.

She and her husband, Cong Rixu, felt they had a responsibility to tell others about the persecution and about Falun Gong. China’s state-run media does not report on the persecution, it only carries what human rights organizations have called the state’s hate propaganda against Falun Gong.

The couple believes that the key to ending the persecution is to educate the Chinese people. Only the Chinese people’s ignorance about Falun Gong and about the CCP’s campaign against Falun Gong allows the persecution to continue, they believe.

Read more: Wife Seeks Release of Husband and Lawyer in China | China | Epoch Times


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