According to statistics gathered by Minghui.net, from July 20, 1999 to early July 2004, at least 1,000 Falun Gong practitioners are verified to have died of torture because they refused to give up their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. Among these practitioners, 52% are women and 48% are men, with an average age of 44. The youngest practitioner was a 17-year-old female high school student Chen Ying from Heilongjiang Province, and the oldest practitioner was an 82-year-old gentleman, Yang Yongshou, from Sichuan Province. Since July 1999, the average death toll per month is about 17.

The Persecution Has Covered All of China

These 1,000 death cases happened in 30 provinces, autonomous regions and autonomous cities. The provinces with the most death cases are: Heilongjiang Province (159), Jilin Province (126), Liaoning Province (110), Shandong Province (107), Hebei Province (103), Sichuan Province (66), Hubei Province (44), Chongqing City (30), Henan Province (29), Beijing City (27), Guangdong Province (27), Gansu Province (26) and Hunan Province (25). [Note: numbers in parentheses indicate the numbers of death cases in that province.]

These 1,000 cases have been verified by various channels; however, they make up only part of the actual death toll. According to some internal statistics gathered at the end of October 2001 by the Chinese government, the actual death toll of Falun Gong practitioners tortured to death had reached 1,600; at least 6,000 practitioners have been illegally sentenced to prison; over 100,000 practitioners have been sent to labor camps; thousands of practitioners have been sent to mental hospitals to be injected with drugs that damage the central nervous system; numerous practitioners have been abducted to brainwashing classes to suffer mental persecution; even more people have been beaten and had money extorted from them.

Falun Gong practitioners cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. They strive to be good people with noble characters. They are from all walks of life. In the state-run terrorism carried out by Jiang's group, the practitioners directly affected by the persecution number from 70 to 100 million. If we count their family members and relatives who are implicated by the persecution, then several hundred million people have been affected. The number of people affected by the persecution is unprecedented.

State-run Terrorism is Appalling

The reason that so many practitioners have been tortured to death is that they refuse to give up their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance and they strive to be kindhearted people. The deaths of these practitioners were all unnatural. Even though each of them may have been subjected to different tortures, they are all direct victims of Jiang's state-run terrorism. Some of them were beaten to death; some were tormented to death gradually; some died of force-feeding; some perished after being injected with drugs that damage the central nervous system; some passed away after being driven to mental collapse.

For instance, according to an April 23, 2000 report from the Wall Street Journal, 59-year-old Chen Zixiu from Xujiaxiaozhuang, Beiguan, Weicheng District, Weifang City, Shandong Province was arrested on February 16, 2000. She was beaten to death on February 21, 2000.

Wang Bin, male, about 47 years old, was a computer engineer at the Design Institute of the Daqing Oil Management Bureau. He was once awarded the second prize of the National Science and Technology Award. He was sentenced to forced labor for going to Beijing to appeal. While being detained at the labor camp, Wang Bin was severely beaten up by 4 or 5 prisoners on the night of September 27, 2000. The beating was instigated by Feng Xi, the director of the Second Team of the labor camp. The torture caused the artery in Wang Bin's neck and major blood vessels to break. His tonsils were injured, his lymph nodes crushed (they had their circulation cut off), and several bones were fractured. He had cigarette burns on the back of his hands and inside his nostrils. There were also many bruises all over his body. On the night of October 4, he died of severe injuries, including ruptured blood vessels and heart failure. After his death, his heart and brain were taken out of his body. Two legal medical experts, Wang Chunbiao and Qi Jingfu, took his heart and brain to Longnan Hospital for dissection before they threw them away.

The shooting of a Falun Gong practitioner on June 28, 2004 in South Africa shocked the international community. As a matter of fact, such terrorism has long existed in China. For example, on March 5, 2002, 32-year-old practitioners Liu Chengjun from Changchun City, Jilin Province was chased by police for broadcasting programs clarifying the truth of Dafa. After capturing him, the police fired two shots at Liu's legs, causing severe injury. He was sentenced to 19 years in Jilin Prison, where he suffered numerous tortures. At 4:30 a.m. on December 26, 2003, he passed away at a hospital in Jilin Province. In order to cover up their crimes, the police disregarded Liu's family's opposition, and forcefully cremated his body at 10:40 a.m. on the same day. Witnesses say that blood came out of Liu's nostrils, ears and legs.

Because of the tight information blockade by Jiang's group, the true situation of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners cannot be fully illustrated by some mere statistics. Jiang's group manipulates the Chinese government to systematically persecute or even kill its own citizens. The degree of the brutality of such persecution is unprecedented. All kindhearted people in the world should stand up to condemn and help stop this persecution that is ruining humanity.

Jiang's Group's Last-ditch Struggle

More and more people have come to see through the lies fabricated by Jiang and his followers. Even though it's very difficult to maintain its persecution, Jiang's group still won't change their evil nature and continue persecuting innocent citizens.

Between January 1 and June 30 of 2004, 165 deaths were verified through various channels. Some of the deaths occurred prior to year 2004, and 75 occurred in 2004.

The recent shooting incident in South Africa lets people see how the Jiang group extends its terrorism overseas, and how frantic they are in their last-ditch struggle.

Jiang's Group is Facing Trial in the Courts of Human Conscience, Morality and Law

Facing trials in the courts of human conscience, morality and law, Jiang and his thugs can't feel at ease.

The global trial of Jiang in the court of human conscience has already been carried out in many cities in over 20 countries around the world. Recently a movement called "Stomping on Jiang," whereby participants stomp on Jiang's pictures is gaining popularity outside of China.(1) On July 1, such activities were carried out openly in Hong Kong. Observers who are familiar with China affairs think "Stomping on Jiang" enables ordinary people to express their opinions without having to wait for high-ranking officials to bring justice to Jiang. The convenience of such a movement is expected to draw citizens in China to participate in the near future.

In the court of law, Jiang has been sued in the United States, Belgium, Germany, South Korea and Spain. His thugs are also being sued in various countries.

Having committed countless crimes, Jiang's group can never escape the trial in the court of morality. They will receive the punishment they deserve.

(1) This movement was not instigated by Falun Gong practitioners. We merely refer to it here to illustrate the people's low opinion of Jiang, and their desire to see him brought to justice for his crimes against humanity.