Information on 42 Falun Dafa Practitioners Who Died Due to the Persecution
Seven Practitioners from Helongjiang Province, Including a 14-Year-Old Girl, Died
14-year-old Ms. Wang Wenlan was a 7th grader at the Number 8 Middle School in Shuangcheng City, Helongjiang Province. On July 19, 2000, she went to Beijing with her mother and older sister to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. They were arrested and detained for seven days at the Shuangcheng City Liaison Office in Beijing. When they returned to Shuangcheng City, members of the local 610 Office interrogated, intimidated and threatened them. Wenlan's mother was forced to pay 700 yuan in fines. One day, when Wang Wenlan was in class, police officers from the Dongfeng Police Station went to her school and harassed her. She was only 10 years old at the time. Wang Wenlan was under constant and extreme physical and psychological pressure as a result of the persecution. She died on September 12, 2003.
Ms. Xie Shuhua was a 56-year-old farmer from Youlian Village, Shuangcheng Township, Shuangcheng City, Helongjiang Province. In July 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong for the first time. The police arrested her and put her in a brainwashing center for seven days. In October 2001, Ms. Xie went to Beijing a second time and unfurled a banner in Tiananmen Square, for which she was persecuted. On February 1, 2005, Ms. Xie passed away.
Ms. Wang Zhixin was a 68-year-old practitioner from Daqing City, Helongjiang Province. Ms. Wang started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, some of her fellow practitioners went to her apartment to sign a large banner with the words, "Falun Dafa is Good" on it. When the police found out about it, they removed Ms. Wang and her family from their home. Given no choice, Ms. Wang had to rent a place to live, which put a lot of pressure on her and her family. As a result, Ms. Wang's health failed, and she passed away in February 2003.
62-year-old Mr. Zhang Qi was a farmer from Daoli District, Harbin City, Helongjiang Province. He started practicing Falun Gong in the spring of 1997. Through practicing, he recovered from pulmonary tuberculosis. After July 20, 1999, however, officers from the local police station often harassed him. Mr. Zhang died in March 16, 2005.
Ms. Yu Chuanfeng was 55 years old; she lived in Wujia Village, Wujia Township, Shuangcheng City, Helongjiang Province. Ms. Yu started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. Around the Chinese New Year of 2000, she was taken to a brainwashing center in Wujia Township, but Ms. Yu refused to cooperate with them and did not renounce Falun Gong. Three months later, the brainwashing center released, but Ms. Yu, but only after extorting 900 yuan from her. Ever since her release, police often went to her home to harass her. The police set up a special watch to monitor Ms. Yu's every activity. In May 2002, six days before her son's wedding, the police locked Ms. Yu up again at the Wujia Police Sub-Bureau for one night. She was only released after her family paid 2,000 yuan. Ms. Yu died in May 2003.
Ms. Dong Guilan was a 47-year-old from Xinyi Village, Wujia Township, Shuangcheng City, Helongjiang Province. She went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in 2001; she was arrested and sent back to her hometown. Ms. Dong was detained at the Shuangcheng Detention Center for 15 days and had to pay 2,000 yuan. In 2002, Ms. Dong was arrested for clarifying the truth about Falun Gong. She was again detained at the Shuangcheng Detention Center. Ever since then, she was under a lot of pressure, and her health was also affected. When Dong Guilan was sent to Wanjia Forced Labor Camp, the labor camp refused to admit her, so she was sent home. Ms. Dong passed away in March 2004.
Ms. Li Sukai was a 32-year-old resident of Helongjiang Province. Ms. Li started practicing Falun Gong in 1998. Before that time, she suffered from kidney disease. Through practicing, her condition improved dramatically. However, since the beginning of the persecution, she no longer dared to practice. Later, Ms. Li had a relapse and died in November 2001.
Eight Practitioners from Beijing City and Hebei Province Died
Forty-one-year-old Ms. Li Yuncai was from Beiduanzhuang Village, Lizhuang Township, Qingyuan County, Hebei Province. Ms. Li started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. On April 25, 1999, she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. She went to Beijing again on the 20th of July to clarify the truth and was forcefully returned to Qingyuan County for detention. From 2000 to 2003, Ms. Li was illegally detained twice and was held in a brainwashing center twice. During this period of time, members of the local 610 Office, the police station and the Lizhuang Township Administration Office harassed and threatened her on several occasions. Ms. Li was also forced to paid fines. As a result, she was deeply traumatized. Li Yuncai passed away on January 28, 2005.
Ms. Yuan Zhangzhi was a 73-year-old from Micheng Township, Tang County, Hebei Province. She lived with her daughter at Zhangmazhuang Village, Ranzhuang Township, Qingyuan County. Her daughter also practices Falun Gong and benefited from it greatly. Since July 20, 1999, the police from Ranzhuang Police Station frequently visited their home to search for Dafa books. They also threatened and harassed her. Ms. Yuan was badly frightened. Around 10 p.m. on February 21, 2001, the police again went to their home, pounding on their door and harassing them. Ms. Yuan was terrified. She died a half hour later.
Ms. Cui Fengtai was a 76-year-old villager from Qiushui Village, Qiji Township, Wuji County, Hebei Province. In 2001, she was reported to police for telling people the truth about Falun Gong. The lawless officers broke into her home and confiscated her Dafa materials. Because she had strong righteous thoughts at the time, they didn't arrest her. Yet the authorities constantly harassed her after the incident. Ms. Cui died on December 12, 2002.
Seventy-two-year-old Mr. Zhou Xin was from Chifengbao Village, Fangezhuang Township, Luan County, Hebei Province. After he started practicing Falun Gong, he completely recovered from severe diabetes. After July 20, 1999, Mr. Zhou was frequently harassed and threatened by the lawless police officers in the area. Village forest protection personnel monitored him. As a result, he couldn't practice the exercises or study the Falun Dafa books on a regular basis. Later, he became very weak. Mr. Zhou passed away on January 29, 2002.
Mr. Jiang Yongsheng was an 81-year-old retiree from Yanjiao District, Sanhe County, Hebei Province. Due to prolonged persecution, he died in April of 2005.
Mr. Qing Jie was a 39-year-old engineer from the Yanjiao District of Sanhe County, Hebei Province. Mr. Qing suffered from severe liver disease before he started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. Through his practice, his physical and emotional health was restored. After July 20, 1999, Mr. Qing continued to steadfastly practice Falun Dafa. He was under surveillance and often harassed. In 2001, he was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Mr. Qing died in October 2003.
Seventy-year-old Mr. Lu Chang'en was from Liushutun Village, Zhangjia City, Hebei Province. In 2000, the CCP-controlled TV networks began producing programs which slandered Falun Gong. Mr. Lu was so saddened by this that he cried every day. In 2001, he died from a heart attack.
Mr. Wang Jidong was a 50-year-old resident of Beijing. He worked at the China Development Bank. Mr. Wang started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. As a result, he and his family benefited greatly. After July 20, 1999, Mr. Wang was persecuted and suffered physically and emotionally. Later, he was diagnosed with liver cancer. He passed away on November 17, 2001. His death brought extreme suffering to his family, and was a major loss for his workplace.
Thirteen Practitioners from Jilin Province and Liaoning Province Died
Ms. Zhang Guizhi was a 62-year-old retiree from a government bureau in Jilin City, Jilin Province. She suffered many illnesses before she started practicing Falun Gong, including a stroke which left her bedridden. She was not able to care for herself. In 1997, Ms. Zhang started practicing Falun Gong. Not only did she recover from all her illnesses, she was able to get out the bed and take care of herself. Moreover, she was able to help out with the housework. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, Ms. Zhang went to Beijing three times in order to clarify the truth. After she returned from Beijing, she steadfastly practiced the exercises and studied the book (Zhuan Falun). She also told people on the street the truth about Falun Gong. For this, members of the Neighborhood Committee Office, the Community Office and the police department frequently went to her home and harassed her. One time, when no one was home with her, the police tricked her into going to a brainwashing class. Later, her family got her back. Because her family members were afraid of the persecution, they interfered with her practice of Falun Gong. As a result, Ms. Zhang didn't have a proper cultivation environment. She had a stroke and passed away in January of 2003.
Sixty-two-year-old Ms. Li Ruiyun was a family member of a Quanyang Forest Bureau staffer in Baishan City, Jilin Province. After she started practicing Falun Gong in 1998, she recovered from many illnesses, including tuberculosis, rheumatism, and tracheitis, among others. After July 20, 1999, Ms. Li openly validated Falun Dafa on many occasions. For this, police officers from the Dongfeng Police Station of Quanyang Township harassed and threatened her frequently.The police forced her to pose for mug shots twice. Because of this persecution, her children were against her practicing Falun Gong. She became heavy hearted and lived in distress. Ms. Li became sick and passed away on November 19, 2004.
Ms. Li Fenglan was 69 years old; she lived at the family dormitory of Jilin Architecture Design Academy (Building B, Suit 1, Unit 502). Ms. Li suffered from diabetes, but she regained her health after she started practicing Falun Dafa. After July 20, 1999, she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. After she returned home, lawless police officers frequently went to her home to harass her. Due to this persecution, Ms. Li had a relapse of diabetes. She passed away in July of 2001.
Fifty-year-old Ms. Wen Zhiping lived in the Taipinnan residential area of Fuxin County, Liaoning Province. After she started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997, she completely recovered from hypertension, which had troubled her for years. She knew from personal experience the preciousness of Falun Dafa. In November 1999, she went to Beijing with fellow practitioners to clarify the truth about Falun Gong, where she was illegally detained and fined. Her family was told that she wouldn't be released unless she wrote a guarantee statement. Ms. Wen refused. Later the police at Meihai Police Station forged a statement in her name and released her after her family paid 2,000 yuan. After that, her family members were afraid of being persecuted. They didn't understand Ms. Wen's practice and interfered with her. Ms. Wen continued to practice, but she was under extreme pressure. On March 19, 2003, she had a stroke and passed away.
Ms. Wang Qinglan was a 69-year-old resident of Qianshan District, Anshan City, Liaoning Province. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. Since July 20, 1999, her home was ransacked four times. Members of the local police and community officers frequently harassed her. Ms. Wang suffered from liver cirrhosis. She died on December 18, 2002.
Fifty-six-year-old Mr. Wang Baoquan was from Fuxin County, Liaoning Province. Since the persecution started on July 20, 1999, police officers frequently harassed him at home. Mr. Wang passed away on June 29, 2002.
Ms. Yang Lanying was a 53-year-old from Sunjia Village, Guchengzi Township, Donglin District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. Ms. Yang became physically and emotionally healthy after she started practicing Falun Gong in 1998. After the persecution started, her family wouldn't allow her to practice. Under the pressure, she had a relapse of her previous illnesses and passed away on February 6, 2002.
Ms. Chen Sumin was 59 years old; she lived in Zhong County, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. Ms. Chen benefited greatly from practicing Falun Gong. Since July 20, 1999, she was repeatedly harassed and threatened. She was devastated by this treatment and passed away on July 8, 2004.
Seventy-six-year-old Mr. Chen Guoming was from Miaoxi Village, Lingbei Township, Lingyuan City, Liaoning Province. Mr. Chen started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. He became physically and psychologically healthy. After July 20, 1999, members of the local government and police station, as well as other village officers, often harassed him. His son, daughter, and daughter-in-law were all sent to labor camps. Due to this harassment and mental stress, Mr. Chen became bedridden and was no longer able to care for himself. On December 15, 2004, he passed away.
Ms. Wang Guilan, more than 60 years old, she lived in the Shenhei District of Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. She was persecuted at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. She passed away in 2003 after returning home.
Mr. Zhang Shaobin was a 60-year-old resident of Dandong City, Liaoning Province. On May 24, 2004, Mr. Zhang's wife, Ms. Yang Huizheng, and his daughter were arrested at their home. Later, the police frequently harassed Mr. Zhang and tried to force a "confession" from him at his home. As a result, Mr. Zhang was deeply traumatized. He passed away in the second half of 2004.
Sixty-year-old Ms. Wu Chunlan was from Houhong Village, Badonghao Township, Heishan County, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. On September 27, 2004, the police went to her home to arrest her oldest daughter, a Falun Gong practitioner. Since her daughter wasn't home, the police instead took her as a hostage. Ms. Wu was detained at the county detention center for two weeks. Ms. Wu passed away in January 2005.
Ms. Shi Xiumei was 62 years old; she lived in Gongli Village, Bayi Township, Sujiatun District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. Ms. Shi started practicing Falun Going in 1997. Through the practice, many of her illness went away. After the persecution began, Ms. Shi stepped out to validate Dafa on several occasions. Officers from the local police station frequently harassed and threatened her. Her old diseases returned and she passed away on April 12, 2004.
Six Practitioners from Chongqing City and Henan Province Died
Fifty-one-year-old Ms. Gao Zehuai was from Jinguan Township, Beipei District, Chongqing City. She went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong after the persecution began. In 2000, Ms. Gao was sent to the Maojiashan Forced Labor Camp. She suffered various tortures, such as standing for prolonged periods of time, sleep deprivation, and running for prolonged periods. She was deprived of water, and suffered other torments. Even after Ms. Gao was released in October 2001, she was still monitored at home. She was not allowed to do the exercises or study the Falun Gong books. Ms. Gao died in 2002.
Ms. Zhou Xinlan was 50 years old; she lived in Hemu Village, Jinguan Township, Beipei District, Chongqing City. Since July 20, 1999, Ms. Zhou was continuously persecuted. Her husband was the village head. He asked members of the local 610 Office to come to his home and brainwash his wife. Since Ms. Zhou refused to be transformed, she was often scolded and beaten. She was no longer able to practice the exercises or study the book. In June 2002, Ms. Zhou died.
Ms. Chen Fengying was a 55-year-old resident of Qiangaomiao Township, Xinyie County, Henan Province. Her entire family practices Falun Gong. Since July 20, 1999, her husband had to leave home to avoid persecution. Police frequently came to search her home and arrest her family members. Right before the 16th People's Congress, police took Ms. Chen and her 12-year-old daughter to the police station. They interrogated them separately for an entire day in order to obtain the location of her husband. Ms. Chen was traumatized by the incident. Soon after, she passed away suddenly on January 6, 2003.
Ms. Zhou Shulan was a 56-year-old retiree from Nanyang City, Henan Province. In February 2002, she was arrested on her way to Beijing. Ms. Zhou was held at a detention center in Shang Township, Nanyang City, where she was brutally tortured. Later, Ms. Zhou went to Beijing repeatedly to validate Dafa by displaying Falun Gong banners. Because the persecutors often harassed her at home, she left to avoid further persecution. In 2002, Ms. Zhou died in a car accident.
Ms. Lan Xifeng was a 57-year-old retiree from Nanyang City, Henan Province. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. Afterwards, several of her illnesses went away. In February 2000, she was arrested on her way to Beijing. She was held at the detention center in Shang Township, Nanyang City for 15 days. Ms. Lan was fined 1,000 yuan and was also brutally tortured. Because she was often harassed at her home, she couldn't practice the exercises. As a result, Ms. Lan had a relapse and passed away in January of 2002.
Fifty-four-year-old Ms. Liu Guilian was a retiree from the Heavy Machinery Factory in Jiaozuo City, Henan Province. Ms. Liu started practicing Falun Gong in 1998. During the Chinese New Year of 2001, Ms. Liu was put in a brainwashing center for one month, but she remained steadfast in practicing Dafa and clarifying the truth. The lawless officers often visited and harassed her on holidays and the so-called sensitive dates. Because of the excessive pressure, Ms. Liu became sick and died in March of 2005.
Eight Practitioners from Shanxi, Zhejiang and Anhui Provinces Died
Ms. Li Xiumei was a 68-year-old resident of Datong City, Shanxi Province. After she started practicing Falun Gong in the spring of 1998, Ms. Li recovered from many illnesses and became healthier. Since July 20, 1999, lawless officers from the local police station and the community office frequently harassed and threatened her. Ms. Li's daughter-in-law was also arrested for practicing Falun Gong. As a result, Ms. Li was under extreme stress. She passed away on June 20, 2001.
Mr. Guo Xianwen was about 40 years old; he lived in Chumen City, Zhejiang Province. He was illegally detained at the Shiliping Forced Labor Camp in Zhejiang Province. In August 2003, Mr. Guo was singled out for intensive brainwashing, but he remained steadfast in cultivating Falun Dafa. He refused to cooperate with the persecutors. During that period of time, he was given only rotten food to eat. He was tied to a bed frame with his four limbs extended. The torture caused his muscles to wither. Eventually, Mr. Guo was incapable of having bowel movements. Since he was denied timely medical treatment for his condition, Mr. Guo died in August 2004.
Ms. Wu Junhai was an 83-year-old farmer from Xiaoxuelou Village, Liugaizi Township, Linqing City, Shandong Province. For many years, Ms. Wu suffered various illnesses. Since she started practicing Falun Gong in 1996, she soon got rid of all her illnesses and became high-spirited. However, even at her age, she couldn't escape the persecution. When she lost her cultivation environment, she was devastated. Ms. Wu had a relapse of her respiratory disease and passed away on September 5, 2003.
Fifty-six-year-old Ms. Huo Anming lived in Hong'an County, Hubei Province. Ms. Huo started practicing Falun Gong around 1996. In April 2000, under pressure from several lawless officials from Hong'an County, including Cheng Jihao, Xu Sheng, Ai Guoan, and others, Ms. Huo indicated that she would give up the practice. Afterwards, Ms. Huo was heartsick; she also suffered the symptoms of illness karma, yet she continued to practice Falun Gong. Just a few days before she died, she went out to distribute truth-clarifying flyers. Around 10 p.m. on August 25 of 2003, Ms. Huo suddenly passed away.
Ms. Yi Huiying was 57 years old; she lived in Qiaodong Township, Haozhou City, Anhui Province. Ms. Yi started practicing Falun Gong in 1998. As a result, she was free of illness. When the persecution started in 1999, the police harassed her on many occasions. In January 2000, she was detained for 15 days. Her husband was also persecuted. He was illegally detained for more than 100 days. Ms. Yi had to leave her home to avoid further persecution. Later, she suffered a stroke and died on the afternoon of May 13, 2003.
Sixty-two-year-old Ms. Song Wenchi was from Nicheng County, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia. Ms. Song suffered from many illnesses, including lung cancer. After she started practicing Falun Gong, all her illnesses went away. In May of 2002, Ms. Song was reported to the police and arrested. She was detained at the Nicheng Detention Center for more than 30 days. She was subjected to brainwashing at the detention center. As a result of the persecution, Ms. Song suffered physically and emotionally, and had a relapse of her previous illnesses. Ms. Song died on August 24, 2003.
Ms. Zhou Jiaoxiang was a 62-year-old retiree of the Industrial Bureau of Huanggang City, Hubei Province. She had many illnesses before she started practicing Falun Dafa. After July 20, 1999, Ms. Zhou gave up the practice due to the pressure from society, her workplace, and her family. One time, she was caught distributing truth-clarifying flyers, and the police threatened her. As a result, Ms. Zhou suffered a relapse of her previous illnesses, and passed away soon after.
Ms. Wang Keai was a 61-year-old from Longquan Township, Muping District, Yantai City, Shandong Province. She previously suffered from diabetes. After she started practicing Falun Gong, her condition improved dramatically. For more than a year she took no medicine. After July 20, 1999, Ms. Wang lost her cultivation environment. She became depressed, and as a result, her condition returned. Ms. Wang passed away on July 26, 2004.