(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Yin Guimin, 54, lived in Fuyuan County, Heilongjiang Province. She had many ailments before beginning cultivation practice, but they all disappeared after practicing Falun Gong. Ms. Yin was arrested and detained in December 2000 by her local town government officials because of her practice of Falun Gong. Her husband went to request her release, and wrote a guarantee statement for her. Yin Guimin was often harassed and threatened by local officials, and she suffered a great deal both physically and mentally. Ms. Yin died on March 7, 2005 as a result of the relentless persecution.

Ms. Tang Jinlian, 50, lived in Yunfu City, Guangdong Province. She went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa in March 2000, and was detained for 15 days and sent back to Yunfu City. Police and officials from the local 610 Office harassed and threatened her continuously. Ms. Tang died in the latter half of 2003.

Ms. Wu Yuemei, 64, was a retired employee of Yiyang City Light Bulb Factory. She was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 1995, but her tumor disappeared after beginning Falun Dafa cultivation in June, 1996. After July 20, 1999, when the persecution began, Falun Dafa was under suppression, and she suffered tremendously when her practitioner brother and nephew were both detained. Ms. Wu died on February 14, 2003.

Mr. Kan Ziqing, 46, previously worked for Daxing Coal Selection Plan in Tiefa City, Liaoning Province. He was detained for going to Beijing to appeal during October-November, 1999. During his detention, he was tortured, deprived of sleep, beaten and cursed, pierced with needles, his face was slapped with a shoe sole, and cold water was poured on his head. The criminal inmates tried to coerce him into writing a guarantee statement, and burned his toes by placing lighted paper strips between his toes. Mr. Kan could not take the torture any longer, and wrote a guarantee statement, but he deeply regretted it after being released. Kan Ziqing died in June, 2000 due to the accumulation of fluid in the liver and abdominal cavity, a condition resulting from the abuse he suffered in detention.