(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioners from towns and townships of Pingdong County, Taiwan gathered on the evening of June 26, 2005 at Chaozhou Town Older People's Activity Center-where the "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" Art Exhibit was held. They held a candlelight vigil in memory of Falun Gong practitioner Gao Rongrong who was disfigured from the electric baton shock torture by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) police and then tortured to death. The practitioners also protested the CCP for showing no regard for people's beliefs and human rights, and demanded an end to the persecution.


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Mourn Gao Rongrong and call for an end to persecution

Falun Gong practitioner Gao Rongrong, a staff member of Luxun Fine Arts College in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, was arrested from her home by local police on June 22, 2003 for persisting in practicing Falun Gong, and died on June 16, 2005 in the emergency room of China Medical University Hospital. During nearly two years of incarceration, Gao Rongrong lost her hearing in one ear, her face was disfigured from seven hours of electric baton shock torture, her bodily organs were badly damaged and she became emaciated. Her life was in grave danger. She was once successfully rescued by other Falun Gong practitioners. The photo of her disfigured face strongly exposed the persecution of Falun Gong by the Jiang regime and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). After the exposure, the 610 Office head Luo Gan personally took charge of the continued persecution plan against Gao Rongrong. Gao Rongrong was unfortunately re-arrested in March 2005 and then tortured to death in police custody.

Falun Gong practitioners in Pingdong strongly protested against the CCP for killing practitioners and showing no regard for human rights and the truth. Gao Rongrong is the 2585th officially documented Falun Gong practitioner to be killed during the persecution, although more tragic persecution cases are still continuing.

Several practitioners talked about how they were shocked by the Gao Rongrong's being tortured to death. They expressed that it was hard for them to comprehend how the CCP could be so cruel and brutal in their persecution. They urged the CCP to immediately stop the killing of Falun Gong practitioners. They also encouraged kind-hearted people to step forward to make a joint effort to stop the cruel and inhuman persecution.