Four Cases of Falun Gong Practitioners Missing in Hunan Province, Jilin Province, and Other Places
Mr. Wu Hongwen, a Practitioner from Changsha City, Hunan Province, Missing after Leaving Home in 2000
Practitioner Mr. Wu Hongwen, born on November 27, 1969, was a resident of Shengwei, Hunan Province. On the evening of the 2000 New Year's Day, he went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. For that the Shengwei Police Station detained Mr. Wu for 15 days at Changsha's Changqiao Detention Center. During those 15 days, he only had a few drinks of water every day to sustain his life. After being released to his home, the local police kept harassing and threatening him. They forced his parents to write a "guarantee statement" for him and they promised to monitor and control his activities. He was not allowed to go out and was ordered to write a self-criticism statement to show that he had renounced Falun Gong to be delivered after the Chinese New Year period. Mr. Wu firmly believed that Falun Dafa was good so he had no choice but to leave home two days before the 2000 Chinese New Year's Day. In May or June of 2000, it was reported that he had returned to his elder uncle's home, who lived locally, to get some money. It was said that, about ten days later, Mr. Wu did mail a letter to the local police station trying to clarify the truth about Falun Gong to the police. From then on, Mr. Wu Hongwen has not contacted anybody and his whereabouts are unknown.
Another Practitioner, Ms. Deng Shiyin of Hunan Province, Disappeared after Appealing in Beijing in 2002
Hunan practitioner Ms. Deng Shiyin, a 56 year old lady, started to practice Falun Gong in 1997. In October 2001, she went to Beijing to appeal to the government for the right to practice Falun Gong. She was sent back to Hunan Nanning Village where she was detained for 15 days. In February 2002, Ms. Deng went to Beijing to appeal again but then she went missing. No one has heard from her and her whereabouts are unknown.
Practitioner Ms. Xu Yaoxian of Jiamusi City Missing after 2002
Ms. Xu Yaoxian age 48, of Jiamusi, retired from the Huimin Food Plant in 1992. After she divorced in 1993, she became a single-parent of a boy. She was a resident of Section 4, No. 35 Neighborhood of Qianjin District (now as Hongxia District), Jiamusi City. Her home telephone was 86-454-8135529. Ms. Xu started practicing Falun Gong in 1996 and went to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa. She was arrested twice, and detained for 15 days. She spent more than two months in jail the first time and was sent to a forced labor camp the second time where she remained until June 2001. Ms. Xu disappeared on October 7, 2002. No one has seen or heard from her since then.
Practitioner Ms. Li Xiuying of Changchun City, Jilin Province Missing in 2004
Practitioner Ms. Li Xiuying was 39 years old. Her home address was No. 342, 4th Floor, Door 3, Building 2, Furong Subsection, Liuying Street Office, Kungcheng District, Changchun City. Her husband is Mr. Sun Zhongning. She left home in April 2004, and no one has seen or heard from her since then.