Nineteen Cases of Falun Gong Practitioners Tortured to Death Confirmed in November
(Clearwisdom.net) Independent channels have confirmed another 19 deaths of Falun Gong practitioners. The latest findings came in November 2005. Since former president Jiang Zemin and his followers ordered the persecution, the regime is to blame for at least 2,790 death from savage acts under this persecution.
Statistics for these 19 deaths are as follows: 11 were female practitioners, 55% of the total; seven practitioners were above 55 years of age, 37% of the total. Fourteen practitioners died in 2005, six of those in November 2005 alone. According to statistics on the Minghui/Clearwisdom website, 380 Falun Gong practitioners are known to have died between January 2005 and November 2005 as a result of the persecution.
Among the six deaths reported in November, four practitioners were over 70 years old.
The youngest victim is Ms. Li Hongpeng, 27 years old. Ms. Li was an employee of the Feige Bicycle Factory in Tianjin. She went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa in September 2000. The police illegally arrested and beat her until she suffered a brain injury. The beating resulted in a buildup of fluid inside her skull, a swollen head, a deformed face, bruised eyes and loss of eyesight. Ms. Li could no longer take care of herself. She died at the end of December 2000.
The 19 cases are distributed across ten provinces. Four deaths took place in Jilin Province, three deaths in Heilongjiang Province, two deaths each in Hebei Province, Shandong Province, Henan Province, Sichuan Province, and one death each in Hunan Province, Jiangxi Province, Shaanxi Province and Tianjin Municipality.
Ms. Wang Shouhui and Her Son Liu Boyang in Changchun, Jilin Province Tortured to Death Within Two Weeks of Each Other
Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Wang Shouhui and her son Mr. Liu Boyang were from Changchun City, Jilin Province. Officers from the Kuancheng District Police Department arrested them on October 28, 2005. Mr. Liu Boyang was tortured to death that same night. In less than two weeks, his mother, Ms. Wang Shouhui, was also tortured to death. According to a report, Ms. Wang was unaware that her son had been tortured to death when she died.
Ms. Wang Shouhui was 57 years old and an employee of the Songjia Neighborhood Administration in Changchun City. Her only son, Liu Boyang, 28 years old, was a doctor employed by the Qianwei Hospital in Changchun City. Mr. Liu Boyang was a very kind young man. He won a merit award every year at his workplace. His colleagues are all very sad about his death.
Ms. Wang Shouhui's family of three (her husband, her son, and herself) started practicing Falun Dafa in 1995. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, personnel from the Zhengyang Police Station and the Zhengyang Neighborhood Administration in the Luyuan District, Changchun City constantly harassed them. Ms. Wang was detained and sent to forced labor in October 1999 and again in February 2000, because she went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. She was tortured with electric shock batons eight times at the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp. She was not allowed to sleep while doing heavy labor for five consecutive days. Ms. Wang had been tied on the death bed several times. Once she was tied on a bed and shocked with electric batons for more than an hour. Her face and body were severely burned. The guards finally had to release her because she was dying.
On April 11, 2002, while Wang Shouhui was walking along the street, police from the Zhengyang Station in the Luyuan District, and police from the First Department of Changchun City's Police Station arrested her. They blindfolded her and took her to the Changchun City Jingyuetan's Jingyue Mountain to be tortured in their restricted interrogation room. During this period Ms. Wang suffered cruel torture, including being shocked on her breasts with two electric batons at the same time. Three men punched her face and upper body, and pulverized her left cheekbone, making her vomit large amounts of blood. Later, one of her lungs became infected and she was sent to the Police Hospital. While there, Ms. Wang was forced to take infusions while her arms and legs were tied to a bed. She was not allowed to go to the bathroom. They forced a catheter into her bladder but did not take care of it properly. As a result, urine flowed onto the entire bed, soaking her whole body for two days and nights. The catheter was left in for five days and nights, and later caused urinary incontinence.
On June 27, 2002, Ms. Wang Shouhui was again arrested. In the Zhengyang Police Substation they tied her up tightly for a whole night. Later, they detained her in the Changchun City Third Detention Center where they chained her handcuffs and shackles together for 18 days and brutally force-fed her for a month. Ms. Wang was later sent to the Jilin Province Police Hospital where they tied her arms and legs to a bed and forcibly gave her infusions and force-fed her for more than 30 days. Only when she was very close to death did they release her.
Officers in the Zhengyang Local Police Station tortured her son, Liu Boyang cruelly. They punched and kicked him, slapped his face with shoes, tied him with ropes, covered his head with a plastic bag, tortured him with the "Big Hang Up," handcuffed his arms behind his back, hung him up in the air and swung his body or pulled his feet downwards. Yuan Dachuan, a male guard, then announced, "I have already tortured a few Falun Gong practitioners to death! I do not need to bear any responsibility if I kill you!"
On October 29, 2002, Liu Boyang was sent to the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City for two years of forced labor. In December, the guards made him sit on the icy-cold concrete floor for an entire day, deprived him of sleep and tried to brainwash him. He was supposed to be released in June 2004, but the forced labor camp refused to release Mr. Liu. They extended his term by 47 days under a false pretext.
At 8:00 p.m. on December 9, 2003, police officers Jiang Wei and others from the Luyuan District Department and Zhengyang Station ransacked Ms. Wang Shouhui's home when she was not there. They did not find anything they wanted, but they still terrified her husband saying, "Wang Shouhui is a focus person! We must arrest her!" They also went to her workplace to harass her colleagues.
On August 17, 2004, staff from the Zhengyang Residential Committee, the Luyuan District 610 Office and two policemen from the Zhengyang Local Police Station took Liu Boyang to the Zhengyang police station and tried to make him write a guarantee statement. Mr. Liu refused. As a result, they tried to send him to the Xinglongshan Brainwashing Center for further persecution and extorted a monthly 700-yuan fee from Liu Boyang's family.
At 4:20 p.m. on October 28, 2005, Liu Boyang and his mother Wang Shouhui were followed when they were delivering informational materials to a practitioner's home. They were arrested at the practitioner's home and detained at the Kuancheng District Public Security Sub-Bureau. The police tortured the mother and son. Liu Boyang was tortured to death that night.
On October 31, his family received a phone call saying, "Mr. Liu committed suicide by jumping off the sixth floor." Evidence at the scene of his death and the condition of his body did not conform to that story. Mr. Liu had three wounds on the left part of his head from a heavy impact, which were not caused by falling from a building. His legs and ribs were fractured, and his lungs were filled with blood. Why didn't the police allow his family to examine his body on October 28? Why did they notify his family of his death three days later? On October 28 it was below freezing in Changchun City and all the windows would have been shut tightly. How could Liu Boyang open the window and jump out of the building with handcuffs on? According to an independent analysis, Mr. Liu died after being beaten with a heavy object, and his body was then thrown from the building.
Ms. Wang Shouhui was transferred to the Shuangyang Detention Center after being interrogated on October 28, 2005. On November 10, 2005 her family received a phone call saying that Ms. Wang had died in the China-Japan Friendship Hospital from a heart attack. There are two suspicious points: 1) why didn't the authorities notify her family when they sent her to the hospital? 2) her body was never carefully examined and the clothing had not been removed. Her eyes were covered with purple bruises, and there was blood in her left ear.
Ms. Wang Shouhui and her son Liu Boyang's bodies are in cryonic storage and await autopsies. After that they will be cremated.
Mr. Dong Hongqiang from Henan Province Dies after Being Injected with Unknown Drugs
Mr. Dong Hongqiang, 40 years old, lived in Xicang Village, Chengguan Town, Yichuan County, Henan Province. He firmly cultivated Falun Dafa. Officials from the County's 610 Office and the Political and Security Office arrested and detained him several times. Mr. Dong was later living under close surveillance. Dong Hongqiang was forced to become homeless to avoid being illegally arrested at home. The police were constantly after him and harassing his family. Between March and April 2002, the persecution escalated. Mr. Dong Hongqiang was arrested again, detained, sentenced to three and a half years of forced labor and incarcerated in the Xinmi Forced Labor Camp in Henan Province.
Mr. Dong was brutally beaten in the camp and was injected with unknown drugs while four or five people held him down. Ever since the dubious injection, Dong Hongqiang became very weak, his belly became extremely bloated, and he suffered a mental collapse. He was severely emaciated and had difficulty breathing.
In the middle of August 2005, the police notified Mr. Dong's family to pick him up from the labor camp. His family sent him to a hospital, but the doctors said he was beyond treatment. Mr. Dong Hongqiang died on November 9, 2005.
Seventy-one-year-old Ms. Sun Guozhen Died Due to Persecution
Ms. Sun Guozhen, 71, was from Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province. Ms. Sun Guozhen went to Beijing to clarify the truth of Falun Dafa in April 2000. She was arrested and detained in the Shuangcheng City Second Detention Center for more than a month. She was transferred to a brainwashing center for a month because she firmly held on to her belief in Dafa. On January 17, 2001, Ms. Sun was arrested from her home and taken to another brainwashing center for several months. She was tortured severely there, including being forced to sleep on a wet, cold concrete floor. As a result of the abuse, she displayed stroke symptoms. Ms. Sun Guozhen never wrote the three statements as the perpetrators ordered. They tortured her by tying her to a chair, slapping her face and kicking her legs. Ms. Sun Guozhen's heart disease recurred due to the inhuman torture she received in the brainwashing center and she almost died.
In May 2001, the authorities tried to arrest Ms. Sun and take her to the local Chinese Communist Party School. She fainted soon after leaving her home. Her family condemned the evildoers and she was released after her family paid an extortion demand of four hundred "yuan".
In the spring of 2003, Ms. Sun Guozhen was reported while posting some Falun Dafa banners. The local police extorted three hundred yuan again. Her physical condition started getting worse and worse due to the constant harassment and mistreatment. She died on November 2, 2005.
Ms. Yu Zhenghong's Family Exposes How She Died as a Result of the Persecution
Ms. Yu Zhenghong, 43, lived in Siqian Village, Songcun Town, Wendeng, Yantai City, Shandong Province. Ms. Yu was steadfast in practicing Falun Gong and died as a result of the persecution on the night of November 17, 2005. Her husband, Zhou Chengsha, exposed how her death came about:
"Yu Zhenghong used to suffer from all kinds of illnesses. She could not cook or work in the fields. I had to stay home to take care of her, cook and take care of our child. We spent all of our savings on various medical treatments and our life was very difficult.
"After beginning practicing Falun Gong in the summer of 1997, my wife became healthier each day. In time, all of her previous illnesses disappeared. She could do any amount of work she wanted and could work at a factory. Life at home also improved. We conducted ourselves according to the principles taught by Master Li - Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. This helped to greatly improve our moral character.
"From July 20, 1999 onward, Falun Gong suffered a terrible wrong. One day in October 1999, around 10:00 p.m., Xing Shuwu and Yu Jincheng led a group of people from the Songcun Town Police Station to Wendeng. These people broke into our home and forcibly took away Master's picture and all of our Dafa materials. In addition, they arrested my wife. They handcuffed her to a chair in the freezing winter cold for 24 hours. I went to ask for her release. They ordered me to write a guarantee statement to promise that she would never practice Falun Gong again or appeal for Falun Gong. I wrote it against my better judgment, and I never saw my wife smile again.
"In June 2000 my wife decided to go to Beijing to speak some words of justice for Master and Dafa. Li Yinglin and some other evildoers at the Wendeng Liaison Office in Beijing arrested her and brought her back to the Wendeng Custody Center. The guards there beat and insulted her. She was detained there for 15 days and was then sent to the Songcun Police Station in Wendeng. After dark, the village Party secretary wrote the three statements in her name and the police station released her. The next day, Xiang Hongping and other officials tried to make my wife go to a brainwashing class held at the Songcun Movie Theatre. My wife firmly refused.
"Later that same year, during the fall harvest, Xiang Hongping and Yu Jincheng again came to my home and arrested my wife. They held her at the Wendeng Custody Center for over two weeks. Several days after she returned home, they arrested her again. She was held for over ten days at the Songcun Movie Theatre. The authorities demanded an extortion amount of 3,000 yuan from me before they would release her. I borrowed 2,000 yuan and gave it to them. Then I took my wife home.
"At noon on June 1, 2001, more than ten 610 Office agents arrested my wife on her way home from work. My wife was taken to a brainwashing class held by Xiang Hongping, Bi Jianwei, Sang Hongbo and others. My wife was tortured until she had a relapse of her old illnesses. After I learned about this I went to the brainwashing class and demanded that they release her. Their response was, 'We are only in charge of detaining people; not releasing people. If anything happens to her, you can take your complaint to the government.'
"The Wendeng Orthopedic Hospital has been taking part in the persecution over the past six years. The head doctor told the evil people that my wife was at risk and would die soon if she was kept at the hospital. They then released her.
"When I carried my wife out of the hospital on my back, she was on her last breath, but was revived through practicing Falun Dafa. Before the October 1 Holiday she was just able to go to work again when over a dozen agents from the Wendeng 610 Office" and the police department again ransacked our house and took all of our Dafa books. My wife had to leave home and lived in exile to avoid another arrest.
"In September 2003 they found her in Weihai City and ransacked her temporary residence. They took her back to the Wendeng Custody Center. She held a hunger strike [in protest]. On the fourth day they took her to the Wendeng Orthopedic Hospital to force-feed her. On the eighth day they sentenced her to two years of forced labor. She was sent to Jinan City, but since she was too weak, the labor camp refused to accept her. The labor camp in Zibo City also refused to take her. They had no choice but to let her go home. Still, they constantly harassed us at our home.
"Around 6:30 a.m. on September 27, 2005, a dozen agents from the Wendeng 610 Office including Liu, Xiang Hongping and Sun Guohai ransacked our home and took my wife away. They sent her to the Wendeng Detention Center. They used despicable means to attempt to force her to give up Dafa practice. She held a hunger strike. She was taken to that same hospital again on the 12th day to be force-fed. On the 14th day she was tortured to the brink of death and then transferred to the Wendeng Central Hospital. The hospital staff asked to locate her family, but the 610 Office agents denied their request.
"After a medical exam, my wife was diagnosed with high blood pressure and severe heart disease. On the 15th day they were afraid she would die, so they released her. My wife never recovered. She passed away around 10:00 p.m. on November 17, 2005 at the age of 43.
"Jiang Daimin, secretary of the Wendeng Party Committee, Wendeng Police Department 610 Office agents (currently called the Wendeng National Security Bureau), and police officers Xiang Hongping and Sun Guohai are undeniably responsible for the death of Yu Zhenghong. We, the family of Yu Zhenghong, will seek justice by holding the related persons legally responsible for their actions. "
Every death represents the callous termination of an innocent life. The heavenly law states: Good will be rewarded and evil will meet with karmic retribution. The day that Jiang's group will pay for every single one of its debts is imminent.