Seventeen Practitioners from Beijing, Jiangxi Province, and Inner Mongolia Who Died After Being Persecuted
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Li Jingchun, 70, and his wife were Falun Gong practitioners from Fangshan District, Beijing City. They appealed for Falun Dafa peacefully on several occasions at Tiananmen Square. The local police often searched their home without warrants, confiscating their property and threatened them. They passed away one after the other in February 2000 and May 2001 respectively. Police repeatedly and illegally arrested, harassed and monitored their youngest son, Mr. Li Baoxing. Recently the Court of Jiaozuo City, Henan Province illegally sentenced him to 15 years' imprisonment. Right now he is being detained in Xinmi City Prison, Henan Province.
Mr. Shan Yuesheng, 66, lived in Nanchang County, Jiangxi Province. Before he began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996, Mr. Shan suffered from a serious disease called "an unusual syndrome of liver cirrhosis caused by late period bilharziasis." (1) After he began cultivating, he quickly regained his health. After the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, he peacefully appealed for Falun Dafa in Beijing in 2000. When he returned from Beijing, members of the Liantang Township Government of Nanchang County and the Liantang Police Station searched his house without a warrant, confiscated his property, and illegally detained him, as ordered by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Officers from the Liantang Police Station often made harassing phone calls to him, watched him closely, and deprived him of his personal freedom. This persecution caused his previous disease to return. He passed away in early 2003.
Mr. Zhao Lianhe, who was in his 60s, worked for the Linxi County Revenue Bureau of Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia. He had served as the Head of the Linxi County Revenue Bureau, but he retired from his position due to serious heart disease and high blood pressure. Soon after he started practicing Falun Gong in 1998, he regained his health. When the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, the local CCP Organizing Department, the Political and Legal Committee Chief, and other lawless officials exerted great psychological pressure on him, and forced him to surrender his Dafa books. Under this persecution, his previous diseases returned, and he passed away in October 2002.
Mr. Zhang Xianfa, 60, lived in Tianmen, Hubei Province. He started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. After beginning the practice, he recovered from liver cancer. After the CCP began persecuting Falun Gong in 1999, he lost his normal cultivation environment of group study and group exercises. His disease relapsed, and he passed away in December 2004.
Mr. Chen Jianzhong, 31, was a Falun Gong practitioner in Beijing. After the CCP launched its persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999 he was extremely depressed, like never before. Then he lost his income, and pressure from his family made him feel even more depressed. Under these dismal circumstances he passed away in April 2001. The coroner examined his body and identified the cause of death as sudden heart attack. At the time, his daughter was not yet two years old.
Mrs. Zheng Shuhua lived in Dongjiuzha Township, Zunhua City, Hebei Province. Before she began practicing Falun Gong, she suffered from asthma and heart disease. In 1998, she went to the practice site to learn Dafa riding in a cart which was pushed by her husband. After she practiced Falun Gong, she could walk and take care of her family again. She read the whole book Zhuan Falun even though she had never gone to school. She passed away on October 28, 2001. Before she died, she told her daughter, "I will never go anywhere else. I will only follow Master."
Mr. Kuang Zhonggen, 68, was a Falun Gong practitioner from the First Section of the Third Brigade of Xinhua Rural Area, Tongnan County, Chongqing City. He was persecuted to death by the CCP in June 2003.
Mrs. Zhang Daohui, 48, lived in Suining City, Sichuan Province. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. In February 2001, the lawless local officials detained her, and she spent two weeks in prison. After she was released, she was depressed and in a trance-like state. She passed away in December 2003.
Mr. Deng Ziwen, 76, lived in Suining City, Sichuan Province. He suffered from angina, heart attack, and various other diseases. He often carried medicine with him, and needed emergency assistance on several occasions. He started practicing Falun Gong in 1995 and soon regained his health. He later discarded all of his medicines. He was persecuted for a long time. The CCP officials ordered his neighbors to watch him closely, and local police and National Security guards repeatedly went to his home to harass and threaten him. In the summer of 2003, the criminal local officials forced him to sign the so-called "Six watching one" contract (2) to restrict his personal freedom. The pressure was too much for him and it caused his previous diseases to return. He passed away in June 2004.
Mrs. Gu Rongzhen, 84, lived in the Seventh Section of Xinkashou Village, Baosheng Rural Area, Suining City, Sichuan Province. She was a person who couldn't live a day without medicine, but after she began practicing Falun Dafa in February 1997, she regained her health, and all her diseases disappeared. Her son, Mr. Gong Shufu, also practiced Falun Dafa. He was illegally arrested and repeatedly detained. The wicked local officials also harassed him repeatedly. They searched his house without warrants, confiscated his property, and extorted 1800 yuan in "fines" from him. Mrs. Gu Rongzhen passed away on January 29, 2005.
Mr. Dong Zhe, 60, lived in Liaoyuan City, Jilin Province. On October 24, 2000, he was illegally detained in the Baiquan Forced Labor Camp. He was released October 24, 2001. Two months after his release, he was persuaded by those at his work place to go to a brainwashing class held by a commercial school. There he was detained and persecuted. On March 15, 2002, he was detained in Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp of Changchun City, and was held there for two years. He passed away on April 25, 2005.
Mrs. Liu Shuxian, 67, lived in #5 condo, Xintang Street, Jiuzhan Economic Development Zone, Jilin Province. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. During her several years of practice, she benefited physically and mentally, and her mentality and morality improved dramatically. She told everyone she met, "Falun Dafa is good. Falun Dafa has given me a healthy body." After the CCP launched its comprehensive persecution of Falun Gong on the personal authority of Jiang Zemin, her two daughters appealed for Falun Gong in Beijing. As a result they were illegally held in a detention center. Mrs. Liu suffered physically and mentally, and she became ill again. According to the hospital examination, she had late stage stomach cancer. Later, she passed away. When she died, her daughters were still detained in the forced labor camp.
Mr. Wei Guangxing, 48, lived in Yi County, Jizhou City, Liaoning Province. Before he started Falun Dafa cultivation in 1998, Mr. Wei suffered serious heart disease. After he began the practice, he quickly regained his health. After July 20, 1999, the local police repeatedly harassed him and extorted money from him, calling them fines. He was also illegally detained for more than 20 days in the Yi County Detention Center in August 2001. He suffered tremendous physical and mental torture, and his health deteriorated. In addition, in September 2001, his daughter was illegally sentenced to three years' detention in a labor camp, and she was detained at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp because she peacefully appealed for Falun Gong in Beijing. These circumstances greatly impaired his physical and mental health, and his disease relapsed. He passed away in January 2002.
Mrs. Wei Kou was 87 years old. She is the mother of Mr. Wei Guangxing, and lived in Yi County, Jizhou City, Liaoning Province. She became very healthy after she started practicing Falun Dafa. Her white hair began to return to black, and a spur on her head, which had grown for several decades and hadn't been removed in spite of several operations, vanished after only a month of practicing Falun Gong. These changes were legendary among the local people. Then her only daughter peacefully appealed for Falun Dafa in Beijing. As a result, she was sentenced to 18 months detention and forced labor, and illegally detained at the Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp in September 2001. The grandson of Mrs. Wei Kou was also detained in the Beijing Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp for the same reason. Meanwhile, police harassed her. Mrs. Wei Kou suffered a lot, and she passed away in December 2001. She didn't get to see her daughter and grandson, who she missed so much, before she died.
Mr. Qi Yongzhi lived in Yangjuanzi Weichang, Panjin City, Liaoning Province. He started practicing Falun Gong in 1996, and benefited physically and mentally. After Jiang's regime launched the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, he went to Beijing to appeal peacefully for Falun Gong, but the police stopped him and sent him back to his hometown. Due to persecution, he was forced to write a guarantee statement against his will. He later solemnly declared that his so-called guarantee statement was null and void. The local police often went to his home to harass and threaten him. As a result, several of his previous illnesses relapsed. He passed away on July 6, 2003.
Mr. Lin Ruihua, who was in his 50s, lived in Fushun City, Xinbin County, Liaoning Province. In 1999, he went out to validate Dafa. As a result, he was illegally detained in a detention center. Although he was destitute, the police extorted money from him, and then released him. Twenty days later, he developed a sudden stroke and passed away.
Mrs. Li Guiying, who was in his 50s, was the spouse of an employee at the Nanzamu Railway Bureau of Fushun City, Xinbin County, Liaoning Province. She had always suffered poor health until she began practicing Falun Gong. She then regained her health. She appealed for Falun Gong in Beijing after the persecution began. She was repeatedly arrested and detained illegally. As a result, her previous illnesses relapsed. Soon after, she passed away.
(1) Bilharziasis, also know as schistosomiasis, is a parasitic disease endemic throughout Asia, Africa, and South America, as well as some Caribbean Islands. Infestation occurs by wading or bathing in water containing larvae that have left their snail hosts.
(2) "Six watching one" is a contract that some Falun Gong practitioners have been forced to sign in which they agree to allow six people to monitor them, to prevent them from practicing Falun Gong and doing Dafa work.
May 07, 2005