TIANJIN, March 1
(Xinhuanet) -- Dozens of women in this north China
municipality who once practiced Falun Gong have written
letters of regret to the local government and
police, saying that they have completely broken
away with the cult which has claimed the lives of
over 1,600 people on the Chinese mainland.
"To be good people depends more on actions than
words," said one of these letters, "Many
of us started practicing Falun Gong with the
purpose of doing good. However Li Hongzhi cheated all of
"Falun Gong has
become a cult that jeopardizes society. We became
tools of Li Hongzhi, who attempted to overthrow the Chinese
government," the letter continued, "What we did
hurt all the good people who cared for us. We feel
so ashamed, and all we can do now is to say `sorry' to the
government and our relatives from the bottom of
Relevant ministries of
the central government, the Tianjin Municipal
People's Government, the Tianjin Police and employers of the
former Falun Gong practitioners have been receiving such
letters since February 2000. The total number of
the letters has exceeded 400.
These women are now undergoing re-education through labor.
Their supervisors are trying patiently to help
them learn the true nature of Li Hongzhi and Falun Gong
through persuasion, heart-to- heart talk and the involvement
of social efforts.
These women expressed
their resolution in the letters that they would always
observe the laws and show responsibility for
themselves, their families and the society.