Eight Older Falun Dafa Practitioners Died as a Result of Persecution in Liaoning, Sichuan, Hebei, and Hunan Provinces
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Sun Yulan, 68, was from Dashiqiao City, Liaoning Province. Prior to beginning Falun Dafa practice in 1997, she suffered from various illnesses. After studying the Fa and practicing the exercises, the illnesses vanished. She was unlawfully detained in 2001 while clarifying the truth. During years of persecution by the CCP, the police frequently came to her home to harass her. This harmed her greatly, both physically and psychologically. She became ill and died on September 22, 2005.
Ms. Shi Yuzhen, 70, was from Zhenzhu Village, Shuangxi Town, Mabian County, Leshan City of Sichuan Province. Prior to cultivation she suffered from severe asthma. She started the practice in 1997, and her illness soon disappeared. After July 20, 1999, when the CCP started persecuting Falun Dafa, personnel from the local government and officers from the local police station often showed up at her home to harass and persecute her, making her unable to cultivate. Her illness recurred and she died on December 21, 2004.
Ms. Ren Xiaochou, 65, was a practitioner from Mucun Town, Shenzhou City, Hebei Province. After the persecution started, she was repeatedly threatened, fined, and arrested by personnel from the township government. She was forced to do physical labor at the township government after refusing to pay the extortion money. Later she witnessed an incident at her daughter's home where the police took a family member away. This caused her great mental and physical trauma. On April 2, 2005, she showed symptoms of sickness and died on July 8, 2005 of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mr. Zhao Guangwang, 70, was from Zhaojia Village, Yougoulou Town, Zhangbei County, Hebei Province. He began the cultivation practice in 1998, and his health visibly improved. After the persecution started in 1999, his daughter was repeatedly arrested, illegally detained, and put into a forced labor camp. Carrying out these atrocities were personnel from Anjiabao Town, Wanquan County. The authorities also repeatedly went to Mr. Zhao's home to harass and threaten him. Mr. Zhao Guangwang died in June 2001.
Ms. Wang Yuzhen, 72, came from Wushe, Longyuan Town, Henan Province. Prior to cultivation she suffered from high blood pressure, diabetes, and cerebral neurasthenia. It was fortunate that she began the practice in May 1997. After a month of cultivation, all her previous illnesses vanished. After the persecution started, vicious people repeatedly arrived at her home to harass and threaten her. They also sent people to guard her, not permitting her to freely go outside. Under prolonged harassment and threats, Ms. Wang's high blood pressure returned, and she died on March 5, 2005.
Mr. Huang Qilun was 78 years old. His wife Peng Qijian was 77 years old. Both were from Changsha City, Hunan Province. Mr. Huang Qilun was known as a "medicine pot" at his place of employment, incurring yearly medical costs in the thousands of yuan. In 1995 all three members of this family started cultivating in Falun Dafa, and Mr. Huang gradually regained his health. His wife Peng Qijian not only gained a healthy body after cultivation, but she also miraculously gained the ability to read through the book Zhuan Falun and Master's other teachings, even though she could not previously read Chinese characters. After Jiang's group started persecuting Falun Gong, Mr. Huang was under great pressure. The local residential committee officials forced him to write a guarantee statement promising not to cultivate. Less than two months later he died of sickness. After Mr. Huang died, in 2001, his son Huang Yonghui was illegally sentenced to three years in prison for clarifying the truth. He was incarcerated in Chishan Prison in Wanjiang, Hunan Province. Ms. Peng Qijian's mind was severely affected by this. The older woman became even more distraught, particularly after hearing that her son Huang Yonghui had became disabled from being tortured in prison in 2003. Her son was classified as a third degree disability by the Changsha City Disability Association after his release from prison. She died in April 2004.
Ms. Liu Xiaoyu, 59, came from Zhonggang Town, Jiaohe City, Jilin Province. She previously suffered from many diseases. She began Fa study in 1999 and was healed through practicing cultivation. After the onset of the persecution on July 20, 1999, her husband was so afraid that he watched her and refused to let her practice or study the Fa. Ms. Liu then showed symptoms of sickness again. Her husband sent her to a hospital for treatment against her will. She died in September 2005.
November 14, 2005