Last updated at: (Beijing Time) Monday, February 25, 2002
Falun Gong Practitioner Lin Shenli Released After Receiving Humanitarian Care
Falun Gong practitioner Lin Shenli was released on January 23 after serving two years in a penitentiary for labor education and rehabilitation. Li received good care during his detention and the rumor overseas that Lin was persecuted by the Chinese government is nothing but fabrications.
According to the penitentiary staff, "Although Lin Shenli did not give up his belief in Falun Gong and did not admit any fault during his detention, he received good care. The rumor overseas that Lin was persecuted by the Chinese government is nothing but fabrications."
Lin, 48, lived in Shanghai before being sentenced to 18 months for reeducation through labor on January 23, 2000 for taking part in illegal Falun Gong activities. When more illegal activities came to light, his original period for reeducation through labor was increased to two years.
Parent-like Care and Reasonable Persuasion
Liu Xiang, a former Falun Gong practitioner who was with Lin for six months during his detention, said that although Lin did not agree that Falun Gong is a cult, the penitentiary staff still looked after him well and gave him "parent-like care and reasonable persuasion."
He said that staff also tried hard to get kung fu novels for Lin Shenli.
Xie Shisuo, another former Falun Gong practitioner who was with Lin from April, 2001 to January, 2002, said that no verbal or physical violence took place in the penitentiary.
Exit Formalities for Lin
Lin appealed to the Shanghai Municipal Government against the length of his detention but was turned down.
The Chinese government arranged exit formalities for Lin after he completed his detention on January 23.
As other evil cults in the world, Falun Gong not only incites its followers to commit suicides, but also instigates them to kill or injure others, thus bringing disasters to the victims and deep sorrow to the victims' families.
Though Li Hongzhi has with his "Zhuan Fa Lun" ("Turning the Law Wheel") all along styled himself as one embodying "truthfulness, benevolence and forbearance" yet from a multitude of facts one can see that Li Hongzhi shows not the least "truthfulness", "benevolence" or "forbearance". In spite of the fact he always speaks about "delivery" of people to heaven he has never shown the slightest sympathy for the lives and welfare of his followers. (Noted by A Fanatic Cruel Cult published by PD Online on August 2, 2000)
By February this year, the destructive cult has caused 1,660 deaths of its practitioners. in detail
The Chinese government is reeducating Falun Gong practitioners who have violated relevant laws within China's legal framework. A number of Falun Gong followers are put under reeducation through labor, not simply because they practiced Falun Gong, but because they have committed slight crimes of violating law and order.