Nine Died in the Persecution after Giving up Practicing Falun Gong
Ms. Yang Ran was 72 years old and had been a resident of the #8 Mine in Pingdingshan City, Henan Province. She had several illnesses before beginning the practice, such as a lung infection and leg pain. One month after practicing Falun Gong in 1998, her symptoms were gone and she could walk without pain. After 1999, she gave up Falun Gong and, as a result, had a relapse of her illnesses. She died on October 26, 2000.
Mr. Wang Xingde was 45 years old and had lived in Beijing. He had been diagnosed with cancer, which was cured after he began to practice. After the persecution began in 1999, he gave up Falun Gong, his cancer came back, and he died in 2000.
Mr. Han Shijiang was 57 years old and had been a resident of the #5 East Building, the Zhaogezhuangqao area in the Guye District in Tangshan City, Hebei Province. He started the practice in 1998 and was healthy. After the persecution began in 1999, officials from his employer, the Jiancai Factory, persecuted him. Under pressure from 610 officials, he was forced to write the Three Statements. As the result, he gave up Falun Gong. He later developed several serious illnesses in 2000 and died on October 4, 2002.
Ms. Li Shuqing was 76 years old and had been a resident of Bajiazi Village in Kangping County, Liaoning Province. After she started to practice Falun Dafa in 1998, the asthma she suffered from for many years vanished. She stopped the practice after the persecution began in 1999, under intense pressure from Jiang's regime. Later she suffered a relapse of her old ailments and passed away on February 6, 2000.
Ms. Zhang Yuhua was 48 years old and had lived in the Dongfeng District in Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province. She learned about Dafa in January 1999. Her xinxing improved rapidly after cultivating Dafa, and all her illnesses were gone in a very short time. After the persecution began in 1999, she lost the original practice environment. Due to a lack of understanding and having only just found out about Falun Dafa, she stopped the practice. Very quickly, her original illness reappeared. She had a hemorrhagic stroke in 2000. Through Teacher's compassionate arrangement she found other practitioners and started practicing again. Both her mind and body improved beyond recognition. At the end of 2003, the detention of one of her closest practitioner friends caused her extreme anxiety and pain. Both her mind and body suffered. She passed away on March 9, 2004, in extreme pain.
Mr. Han Quanguan was 73 years old and had lived in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. He was a retired government official. After the persecution began in 1999, he was frequently harassed by police visits, and his wife was arrested and sent to a brainwashing class because she appealed for Falun Gong in Beijing. The prolonged persecution overstressed him, and he could not persist in Falun Gong practice. He passed away on October 15, 2000.
Mr. Yuan Rongen was 65 years old from Tongliang County in Chongqing. He started practicing Falun Gong after he was diagnosed with coronary heart disease in 1997. He fully recovered after beginning the practice. However, after the persecution began in 1999, he gave up the practice due to duress from the local 610 officials. His original illness reappeared, and he died late in February 2002.
Ms. Wang Zhaodi was in her 70's and used to be a practitioner at a group practice at Shanghai Jiaotong University. She had had health problems when she was young. Before beginning the practice she had heart disease, diabetes and arthritis as well as some odd symptoms, which could not be diagnosed and could not be treated. After beginning the practice in 1996, all her illnesses disappeared. She gave up the practice after the persecution began in 1999. She was worn down by the prolonged mental and physical persecution. She died in January 2002.
Ms. Shang Shuzhen was 47 years old and started to practice Falun Dafa in April 1997. She obtained great mental and physical benefits. After the persecution began in 1999, she endured frequent visits and harassment from people at her work place. She was forced to sign the Guarantee Statement and gave up the practice and cultivation. She got fell and failed to respond to medical treatment in November 1999. She died in May 2000.