Falun Gong Practitioner Li Jingdong Tortured to Death in Pingdu City, Shandong Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioner Li Jingdong, male, 41 years old, was from
Zhangling Village, Yunshan Town, Pingdu City of Shandong Province. On November
3, 2001, Li Jingdong went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. He wanted to tell
the government his personal experience of how his physical and mental health
condition improved after practicing Falun Gong. On November 4, 2001, the
policemen in Beijing beat him all over the head and body with a leather belt. On
the morning of November 6, he was forcibly escorted back to Yunshan Town Police
Station. The abusive police handcuffed him to a tree and whipped him with an
electrical cord that was made up of three smaller wires. They attempted to force
him to write a "repentance statement" and give up his practice. He
said, "Can it be wrong for me to be a good person by following the
principle of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance?" He was steadfast to
the truth and went on a hunger strike to protest the illegal persecution. The
police force-fed him, but he tightly bit the feeding tube. The police were
agitated. They cut off the tube and inserted another one into his stomach
through his nose. By this time he was nearly dead from the torture; however, the
police still did not release him. Six days later, he was sent back to Pingdu
City Police Department. Nine days later, his family was informed to pick up his
body. A healthy life was thus ended in just a few days. His relatives went to
the mortuary immediately. It was unclear how many days his body had been there.
When changing the clothes on Mr. Li's body, his relatives could still see the
scars and wounds. He left behind one son, one daughter and a 79-year-old-mother.
His mother cried all day long for her son's horrible, unjust death, and called
for help to punish the murderers.
His 58-year-old elder sister [she might also be a practitioner], who went to Beijing with him, was extorted 5000 Yuan [200 Yuan is monthly average income in rural area of China] before she was released.
We solemnly inform those policemen who beat Li Jingdong to death: No debt can go unpaid. Good is rewarded with good and evil is met with evil; this is an unalterable principle of heaven. If you still are going to do things that help the evil, you will harm not only yourselves and others, but also your future generations. Wake up! Give yourself and your families a good future.
Kind-hearted people, please wake up. Stop this killing as soon as possible. Falun Gong practitioners are all kind-hearted people. They are your fellow brethren and relatives. How could you have the heart to see them being brutally tortured? Today, the corrupt police persecute practitioners. Maybe one day, they will persecute you. Supporting practitioners is saving yourself.
We hope practitioners hold righteous thoughts all the time to eliminate the evil and assist Teacher in rectifying the Fa. We hope the Fa will rectify the human world soon.