Practitioners Mr. Liu Hongsheng and Mr. Li Xirui, both from Gucheng Township, Fucheng County, passed away in 2003 and 2004 respectively due to persecution.

Mr. Liu Hongsheng from Xihuo Village, Gucheng Township, started practicing Falun Gong in 1998 and behaved according to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. All of his previous illnesses disappeared effortlessly. However, simply because he adhered to these principles, the police department and the 610 Office in Hengshui City persecuted him.

In 2002, Mr. Liu Hongsheng attended the funeral of Mr. Liu Qiusheng, who had been persecuted to death by the Fucheng County police, to publicly mourn him. As a result, the Fucheng County police arrested and detained him in a brainwashing class for a month. He was released after officials extorted money from him. Afterwards, he was repeatedly harassed by the police from Hengshui City and Fucheng County. He was forced to become destitute and homeless in order to avoid being arrested again. He suffered tremendous physical and psychological pain and died on September 25, 2003.

Mr. Li Xirui from Wangtaizhuang Village, Gucheng Township, also started practicing Falun Gong in 1998, and all of his previous illnesses, including hardening of the liver, quickly vanished. Mr. Li Xirui also attended Mr. Liu Qiusheng's funeral to publicly mourn him after Mr. Liu was persecuted to death in 2002. As a result, he, too, was arrested and taken to a brainwashing class and detained there for one month by Cuimiao Police Station and Fucheng County Police Station. He was released after the officials had extorted money from him. Because of the continuous harassment by the police from Gucheng Township Police Station, Mr. Li suffered extensive physical and mental difficulties and passed away in 2004.

June 1, 2005