Older Practitioner Ms. Lu Xiuli Imprisoned and Persecuted at a Mental Hospital

Ms. Lu Xiuli, a 59-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner from the Putuo District in Shanghai, was arrested when she was distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling people the facts about Falun Gong in Yanpu District in November 2007. She was sent to a mental hospital in the Putuo District, Shanghai to undergo persecution and brainwashing. Another Falun Gong practitioner, Zhang Yi, was arrested at the same time.

Before practising Falun Gong, Ms. Lu suffered from cancer. Since becoming a Falun Gong practitioner, her illness disappeared. According to Ms. Lu's doctor, "A lot of patients who suffered from this type of cancer subsequently die. It is a miracle that she is still alive, that she is healthy and has a rosy complexion." Since practising Falun Gong, Ms. Lu strictly follows the standards of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance." She always considers other people first, and the local villagers know that she is a kind and good person. From Lu Xiuli's words and actions, her friends and acquaintances understand that Falun Gong is a powerful and good practice.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has openly persecuted Falun Gong since July 20th, 1999. Nevertheless Ms. Lu never hesitates to tell her story and the truth about Falun Gong to people she meets. She has been arrested, imprisoned and sent to forced labour four times because of her testimonials and her expressed beliefs. Her recent illegal detention in a mental institution is the fifth time that Ms. Lu has been detained and subjected to persecution.

After July 20th, 1999, the CCP began forcing Falun Gong practitioners to give up their belief. The CCP imprisoned perfectly healthy and mentally stable practitioners in mental hospitals and drug rehabilitation centres. Most of the practitioners were injected and force-fed drugs and chemicals that damaged their nervous systems. Some of damage has resulted in blindness, deafness, palsy, amnesia, mental disorders, injury to the digestive system and death.

According to inside sources, Falun Gong practitioners have been tortured with drugs and unknown chemicals throughout mainland China. There are over one hundred provincial, county and district mental hospitals participating in this type of persecution. Exposing these crimes of the CCP has not stopped the atrocities but only pushed them into hiding. The CCP has even transfered this kind of torture to forced labour camps and prisons.

Responsible person and agencies:

Shanghai City Putuo District Mental Hospital: 86-21-56056582-0
Shanghai City Public and Security, Putuo Branch: 86-21-62441195
Director of Putuo Branch: 86-21-62440543
National Security Team: 86-21-52809966

Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2007/12/19/168665.html

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