(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Wang Xisong was a Falun Dafa practitioner at Huanggang City Pharmaceutical Factory in Hubei Province. He went to Beijing to peacefully appeal for Falun Dafa and was taken back and held at the No. 1 Huanggang Detention Center where he suffered extensive physical abuse. Mr. Wang died before the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2000 (around September 12, 2000). He never recovered from the injuries inflicted at the detention center at the time he passed away.

Mr. Wang Xisong, 54 years old, was an employee of Huanggang City Pharmaceutical Factory. He had been suffering from thrombosis, which was soon cured in 1997 after he started practicing Falun Dafa. In June 2000, Mr. Wang went to Beijing to appeal peacefully in an attempt to present to the authorities the facts regarding his benefiting mentally and physically from Falun Dafa. However, he was arrested by the police and sent back to his hometown, and held at the No.1 Huanggang Detention Center.

While he was held in the detention center, inmates frequently beat Mr. Wang at the instigation of the officials. The head of his cell robbed him of each of his meals, leaving only a fraction of the low-quality prison food for him. He was forced by the cell leader to catch mosquitoes and was deprived of sleep except for dozing off briefly next to the toilet each night. Mr. Wang suffered extreme mental and physical torture. After forty days, he was released only after his family paid over 1,000 yuan in extortion fees, all the money they had in the world, to the authorities. The authorities also coerced his family members to sign a contract to make additional cash payments.

After Mr. Wang returned home, his family members saw injuries all over his back, chest, and neck. However, officials of the Pharmaceutical Factory continued to apply pressure on him to turn in his Falun Dafa books and to write a statement guaranteeing that he would cease practicing Falun Dafa. Both his salary and basic living allowance had been terminated. Under this constant harassment and stress, and given the physical damage to his health, Mr. Wang Xisong died around September 12, 2000.

It has been reported that other Falun Dafa practitioners from Huanggang City who have also been persecuted to death are as follows:

Ou Yangming, a teacher at Huanggang Industrial School, had been arrested several times. Eventually Ou died as a result of pierced lungs on August 20, 2003.

Zheng Zhong, a retired official in the Foreign Trade Organization in Huanggang. Zheng had been taken into custody five times and died on March 9, 2004.

Yu Fuxiang, a family member of a Baota Middle School employee at Huangzhou, died on May 15, 2004 from persecution.

Gui Xunhua, from Xinhe Village in Xiaochi Town, Huangmei County, died on June 1, 2002 from persecution.

Nan Chuying, from Wanggang Township in Xishui County, died in February 2001 from persecution.

January 12, 2005