The Persecution Takes the Lives of Falun Dafa Practitioners Xu Caitian, Liu Yanchen and Liu Guihua from Jidong County, Heilongjiang Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Xu Caitian, 61, was a Falun Dafa practitioner from Yongxing Village, Yongan Town, Jidong County, Heilongjiang Province. She had a serious cerebral hemorrhage before 1995. After she started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996, Ms. Xu was healed and became very healthy. After the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, Ms. Xu was illegally arrested six times and sent to labor camp for a year in 2001. Following that, Xu Caitian was detained five times. When she was out distributing Falun Dafa truth-clarification materials on the night of March 7, 2004, personnel from the police station in Donghai Town, Jidong County abducted and incarcerated Ms. Xu in the Jidong County Detention Center. In October, the authorities kept harassing Ms. Xu at her home. She was forced to leave home in order to avoid further persecution. Xu Caitian passed away on January 5, 2005.
Ms. Liu Yanchen, 43, was a practitioner from Jidong County. After July 20, 1999, she was detained three times for clarifying the truth and had money extorted from her. The repeated persecution caused a former problem with cerebral hemorrhage to return. Ms. Liu Yanchen died in pain on December 24, 2004, leaving a teenaged daughter behind.
Xu Gui, the previous Party Committee head from Yongan Town, vigorously persecuted Falun Gong practitioners between July 1999 and 2001. He led policeman Qu Chuanhai and others from the Yongan Town Police Station and ransacked many Falun Gong practitioners' homes and abducted them. Xu declared, "There is an order from above. We don't need to follow the law when treating you Falun Gong practitioners. No matter how we make you suffer, it is not too much!" He broke up many practitioners' families in over ten villages in Yongan Town and was responsible for many deaths. Many practitioners were arrested and sent to labor camps under his orders.
According to one report, Liu Guihua, a retired teacher from Yongan Central Elementary School in Jidong County, was tortured to near death in the Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison. Jidong County Police Department personnel and the head of the Political & Security Section, Li Qinghua, refused to release Ms. Liu on bail for medical treatment. Ms. Liu Guihua died in Harbin City No. 211 Hospital on August 3, 2002.