Fifteen Falun Dafa Practitioners Die from Persecution, Including Lin Yuexi, Chang Shuai, Zhang Shulan, Zhang Xingli and Li Baojian
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Lin Yuexi, 52, is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Boli County, Heilongjiang Province. In April 2002, he was arrested and taken to a detention center by authorities, then later transferred to the Suihua Forced Labor Camp in Heilongjiang Province for further persecution. On June 18, 2004, his family went to visit him at the forced labor camp, and only then found out that Lin Yuexi had passed away in Suihua People's Hospital!
Mr. Chang Shuai was around 30, and lived in Changchun City, Jilin Province. After being illegally detained in a forced labor camp, his physical condition worsened. In March 2005, he was again harassed by police, which further deteriorated his state of health. He passed away on May 7. According to news reports, in the summer of 2001, Falun Gong practitioner Chang Shuai publicly rejected the slander of Falun Gong at an assembly meeting at the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp. He was dragged into a water cell by guard Wang Tao, of the First Squadron, and brutally beaten and tortured with an electric baton. When Wang Tao became tired from administering the torture, he ordered prisoners to beat Chang. They used all sorts of cruel methods against Chang Shuai and tormented him for the entire afternoon.
Ms. Zhang Shulan, 64, is from Motun Village, Tiechang Town, Zunhua County Tangshan City, Hebei Province. In December 1999, she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong with about eight fellow practitioners. She was arrested by police in Beijing, and forcibly handcuffed and beaten. The local police took her and the other practitioners back to their hometown, and illegally held them in custody at Tiechang Police Station. It was during the chill of winter and it was snowing outside. During the first three days, the police tied them to a tree, and made them sleep on the floor at night. Afterwards, the police extorted 3000 yuan in fines from each practitioner. Zhang Shulan and fellow practitioners were detained for 318 days at the Tiechang Police Station. They were then transferred to Zunhua Detention Center for a month. After she was released, she was frequently harassed by the police. Ms. Zhang Shulan died on January 31, 2002.
Ms. Zhou Yulan, 61, lived on Jianshe Street, Wanghua District, Fushun City, Liaoning Province. She went to Tiananmen Square in Beijing to validate Dafa in 2002, and was detained and tormented for 20 days, causing her illness to worsen. She was released after paying 6000 yuan in fines. After she returned home, she was harassed whenever there were festivals or public holidays. On the night of March 8, 2005, the police again arrested her and took her to the police station. She was threatened and persecuted. Soon she developed heart disease. She died in the early morning of March 31, 2005.
Mr. Liu Zuoqing, 41, is from Xiguan Town, Beipiao City, Liaoning Province. He was arrested by the local police in 2001, and illegally detained and persecuted at Beipiao Detention Center. After he was released, he still encountered harassment and threats by the 610 Office and local police, and died on July 23, 2004.
Mrs. Wang Fengqin, 55, is from Kangping County, Liaoning Province. Before she practiced Falun Gong, she had to take medicine daily. Her physical body became healthy after she learned Falun Gong, and she no longer needed to take any medicine. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, practitioners lost their environment for practicing the exercises in groups. She died on January 24, 2004. Her husband tells whoever he meets that if the practice sites still existed, then she would not have passed away.
Ms. Liu Gui, 72, is from Shen Village, Xinshi District, Baoding City, Hebei Province, benefited physically and mentally after practicing Falun Gong. After the persecution began she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. She was arrested and taken to brainwashing centers many times by the Hancun Township Police, and unceasingly harassed at home. Under the long periods of persecution and harassment, she could not study Dafa nor practice the exercises in a normal way. Liu Gui died on May 16, 2001.
Mr. Liu Enfang, 77, is from Xiaohua Village, Xiazhuang Township, Gucheng County, Hebei Province. He began to practice Falun Gong in 1996, and recovered from many diseases within a short time. After the persecution began Dafa was slandered and persecuted. He told everyone he knew that Falun Dafa is great. His younger daughter was persecuted and sentenced to one year of forced labor for appealing on behalf of the practice. He went to visit his daughter at the forced labor camp but was refused by the guard. Liu Enfang suffered enormously and passed away on April 6, 2001.
Ms. Ren Xiuyun, 68, is from Bei'an City, Heilongjiang Province. After she practiced Falun Gong, all her diseases disappeared. After the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, because she lost the environment for practicing with other practitioners and suffered all sorts of persecution, her diseases relapsed and she died on November 30, 2004.
Ms. Zhu Yuhua, 75, is a family member of staff at the Tianqiaoling Forestry Bureau in Wangqing County, Jilin Province. She began to practice Falun Dafa in 1998 and obtained a healthy body. After the persecution began, a family member (Dafa practitioner) went to appeal for Falun Gong in Beijing, was illegally arrested and detained, and became homeless after escaping from her wicked persecutors. The authorities often threatened and bullied her, searched her home and took her to the police department for brutal interrogations. Ms. Zhu was unable to practice Falun Gong in the usual way, and with the shock of family members being persecuted, Zhu Yuhua passed away on February 8, 2003.
Ms. Chen Lixin, 43, was an employee of Shuangyang District Petroleum Company in Changchun City, Jilin Province. She went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in 2000, and was detained and tortured many times by the police. Zhu Zhilin, chief of the security section at her workplace, led policemen to harass her at home many times. She was forced to leave home in order to avoid the persecution. She died on March 23, 2001.
Ms. Ren Yulian, 48, is from Lujia Village, Fushan Town, Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province. After the persecution began she was often harassed by the corrupt authorities. Her mind and body were seriously injured, and she could not practice Falun Gong in a normal way. She died in April 2003.
Ms. Ma Yulian, 78, was from Niutuncai Village, Hua County, Henan Province. After she began practicing Falun Gong in October 1998, the heart disease and diabetes she had before were almost gone, and her health condition became better and better. After the persecution started on July 20, 1999, county police and 610 Office personnel harassed her at home and searched her home many times. They also abducted her daughter twice and detained her, before extorting money from the family. Ma Yulian could not bear such brutal persecution and died on February 21, 2002.
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Mr. Zhang Xingli, 58, was from Chengguan, Lushan County, Henan Province. He was a railway worker. He went to Beijing to appeal and clarify the truth in December 2000. He was arrested by policemen from Tiananmen Square, illegally held for more than a month, and taken back to his hometown by the Luoyang Railway Substation. He refused to give up practicing Falun Gong and was sentenced to one year of forced labor.
In February 2003, someone reported the Dafa practitioner's truth-clarification activities to police. Policeman Zhang Dangyi of the Lushan Police Department suspected that Zhang Xingli distributed the flyers, arrested him at his workplace, and illegally sentenced him to two years of forced labor. In the detention center, Zhang Xingli's mind and body suffered tremendously. He was twice rejected from the forced labor camp, so the corrupt authorities carried out their persecution outside the confines of the camp.
Since then, although Zhang Xingli stayed at home, he was unceasingly harassed, and his home was searched and monitored. He was seriously tormented mentally. As a result, he developed excessive blood in his brain, suffered from mental trauma, and lost the capability to take care of himself. He died on January 6, 2005.
Mr. Li Baojian, in his 60s, was from Mawa Village, Lushan County, Henan Province, began to practice Falun Gong in 1997, and benefited physically and mentally. After the persecution began he went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong and clarified the truth in July 2000. After he returned, he was illegally held in custody for a month by the Lushan County Police Department, and extorted of 4000 yuan. His home was later searched many times, and he was forcibly taken to the brainwashing center. His body and mind were greatly harmed. Due to the long periods of oppression, he suffered mental trauma and was unfortunately injured by a car. He died in March 2004.