[Jilin City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Wang Lixin Was Beaten to Death

Practitioner Wang Lixin, male, date of birth unknown, Jilin City, Jilin Province, was beaten to death and died from this brutal abuse on December 4, 2000.

While he was distributing Dafa materials, Wang Lixin was arrested and later sent to Jilin City No. 3 Detention Center. Since he refused to cooperate with the malevolent thugs in the detention center, he was brutally beaten. He went on a hunger strike as a means to appeal for his release. The guards force-fed him with salt water and handcuffed his four limbs together. On December 3, 2000, the 9th day of his hunger strike, the debased police "officers", Zhang Guanjun andYang Zhonghua and several criminal prisoners dragged Wang Lixin into a "watch room" and brutally beat him for about an hour. Other practitioners in the cells could hear his grievous screams. When he was sent back to the cell, his whole body was covered with wounds and his mouth was sealed with adhesive tape. On the next day, these two guards, Zhang Guanjun and Yang Zhonghua, brought him into the "watch room" once more and ordered the common, criminal prisoners named Lai Hongxiang and Feng Naiwu to ferociously beat him again. The guards even urged the abusers on, saying: "Beat him up! Beat him to death! We will take the responsibility if he dies!"

Ten minutes later, the painful screaming from Wang Lixin stopped. The guards discovered that his life was in danger. In panic, they sent him to the hospital. However, it was already too late. Wang Lixin had been beaten to death. To keep the information from being made public, the detention center sent all Dafa practitioners who witnessed the tragic incident to labor camps.

[Pingtan County, Fujian Province] In Prison, Dafa Practitioner Xiao Yanglong Was Persecuted to Death

Xiao Yanglong, male, 32, Pingtan County, Fujian Province

Mr. Xiao Yanglong, a former teacher of the Dongxiang Town Middle School, Pingtan County, Fujian Province, had been persisting in practicing Falun Dafa. He also taught more than 10 of his students to learn Falun Gong and passed on Dafa books and materials to other students in the school. He wrote letters to government leaders to explain the real situation of Falun Gong and demanded fair treatment of those who practice Falun Gong and are true practitioners. He firmly believed in Dafa and was preparing to go to Beijing to validate Dafa. Enforcers from the local police station and People's Court detained him and sentenced him to 4 years in prison. After July 2000, Xiao Yanglong went on a hunger strike to protest his treatment. On July 22, 2000, this strong-willed man died, due to exhaustion and weakness. He was only 32 years old.

[Huangshi City, Hubei Province] Dafa Practitioner Song Wanxue Was Persecuted to Death

Song Wanxue, male, 48, Huangshi City, Hubei Province

Song Wanxue, male, 48 years old and already retired, was illegally interfered with. Last year, after he returned from Beijing for the second time with his wife, he was unlawfully arrested and abducted from his home by the police and guards from Security Section of Fengjiashan's Copper Mine Factory. On January 20, 2001, his family was crassly and bluntly informed that they would receive the urn containing his incinerated ashes.