Life After Torture

A family seeks normalcy after enduring a decade of extraordinary persecution in China

Epoch Times
By: Charlotte Cuthbertson, Epoch Times

NEW YORK—She had been interrogated before, but this time was worse. Wang Huijuan, an

(L–R) Wang Huijuan, Li Fuyao, and Li Zhengjun at their home in Queens, New York, on Jan. 8, 2017. The family escaped China in 2014 and were granted asylum after enduring years of separation and torture for practicing Falun Gong. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

elementary school teacher, was a prize catch, and the guard at the train station was going to get a handsome reward for turning her in.

He had excitedly radioed the domestic security police, “We found another one who practices Falun Gong!” recalled Wang. In a flash, several officers appeared and hurriedly removed everyone from the station’s waiting area before transporting Wang to a local detention center.

The guard had searched Wang’s luggage and found fliers and DVDs explaining the Chinese regime’s persecution of Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) and exposing the state’s propaganda campaign to vilify the spiritual practice. The police demanded to know who she got them from and where they were being produced.

At the detention center, she was struggling so much the officers were unable to tie her up. So they rammed her head against a wall and started whipping her head and face with a metal ruler from a nearby office desk.

“There was lots of blood. My nose and mouth were bleeding, and they shattered my eardrums,” said Wang, who now lives in New York (and wears hearing aids).    [FULL  STORY]