At 15:00 on January 5, 2011, journalists arrived at Yang Jun’s home at No. 58, Nanxi Economic Park, Yuanzuqiao, Jingkou Township, Shapingba District, Chongqing City.
Ms. Chen, Yang Jun’s mother, opened the door for us and welcomed us into her home. When we took seat in the sitting room, she served us tea and introduced her husband, Mr. Yang, to us. Then she hurried to Yang Jun’s bedroom and asked him to meet us.
Yang Jun holding his identification card
According to Ms. Chen, Yang Jun, born in June 1992, was her only child. When he was young, Yang Jun was curious about everything new to him. In 2007, an old woman in their neighborhood introduced Falun Gong to him, claiming that practicing Falun Gong could improve physical health and help him become an immortal. She also gave Yang Jun a few books on Falun Gong. Since Yang Jun read the books, he became obsessed with Falun Gong. He refused to go to school and rejected his parents’ advice. He was obsessed with thoughts about achieving consummation and ascending to heaven.
It was in September 2009 when Yang Jun got acquainted with a policeman named Wei Zexiang. Wei Zexiang felt very sorry when he saw Yang Jun’s obsession with Falun Gong at such a young age which was causing him to waste the prime years of his life. So he gave special attention to Yang Jun and often talked with him, introducing laws and regulations of the country as well as scientific knowledge. With the help of Wei Zexiang and other people, Yang Jun got out of the shadow of the heretical cult.
In September 2010, when Yang Jun studied in Xinyu Technical School, he was often bothered by phone calls from Falun Gong practitioners who tried to frighten him and disturb his life and study.
From December 31, 2010 to January 4, 2011, Yang Jun left his home. According to Yang Jun, he was deceived by a Falun Gong practitioner into staying at his home. During those days, he was not allowed to leave, or to make contact with his family members.
When the journalists showed Yang Jun a copy of the report Yang Jun was Harassed to Death in Shapingba Detention House which was downloaded from websites, Yang Jun said, “It is a false rumor. I was neither kidnapped nor harassed to death. ” “Falun Gong brought me a lot of negative influence, such as fear and illusion, which ruined my mental and physical health, and destroyed my normal life and study.” “I won’t practice Falun Gong anymore because it is a heretical cult. It has wrecked my health. I want to learn scientific and cultural knowledge.”
Yang Jun severely reprimands Clearwisdom.net for spreading rumors.
Ms. Chen, Yang Jun’s mother, said, “Yang Jun is my son. He is at home right now, and is standing in front of you. Yang Jun was not kidnapped and taken to Baiheling detention house. He was not harassed to death by Wei Zexiang. Falun Gong described a living man as a dead one. Such vicious behavior is driving me mad. Falun Gong has caused us huge mental damage!”
Ms. Chen said angrily, “The Falun Gong practitioners detained my son for so many days to conceal the truth. Since my son returned home, he has been suffering from headaches and neutral disorder. Falun Gong is driving us crazy. They are disturbing the life of our family. We hope our child can study normally, and we can lead a normal life. Falun Gong is too vicious. It ruined the peace of our family. ”
Ms. Chen said with tears in her eyes, “Please stop spreading rumors. Please do not bother my son. We hope he can study hard and get back to normal status. We want to live a normal life. Please don’t bother us anymore. ”
Yang Jun with his parents
Wei Zexiang, the so-called “vicious” policeman criticized by Falun Gong websites, is an ordinary police officer in Shapingba District, Chongqing City. Hearing about the false report, Mr. Wei was angry. He said, “It’s too ridiculous!” He said Yang Jun was a Falun Gong practitioner whom he helped. Since Yang Jun is an adolescent, he cared for him with an aim to help him get out of the shadow and shake off the spiritual yoke of Falun Gong.
The family of Yang Jun and Wei Zexiang