Information on Six Falun Gong Practitioners from Tianjin, Beijing, Hubei Province and Other Locations Who Died as a Result of Persecution
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Tian Zhirong, 49 years old, lived at Number 40, Aiguo Li, Aiguo Road, the Hexi District in Tianjin. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1998. Before then she suffered from many illnesses and needed frequent emergency treatment. Following surgery, the wounds left would not heal. After Ms. Tian began practicing Falun Gong, the illnesses disappeared without her taking any medication, and she became healthy. After the Chinese Communist Party started to persecute Falun Gong, on December 31, 2000 Tian Zhirong went to Beijing by herself to appeal for justice for Falun Gong, despite the fact that she did not know much about how to get there. Later, Ms. Tian was arrested and incarcerated in the Banqiao Forced Labor Camp in Tianjin. She firmly believed in Dafa and has never been brainwashed by the evildoers. After suffering various physical tortures and mental torment, Tian Zhirong became weak. Even when she was released on medical parole for treatment, the police still frequently harassed her. Her husband was forced to divorce her under the intense pressure. In February 2002, Ms. Tian was again arrested and taken back to the forced labor camp for further persecution. After her term was due and she was released, the police still kept harassing and persecuting her. As a result of the relentless persecution, Tian Zhirong died on June 11, 2005.
Mr. Zhang Jinfang, 61 years old, was from Houtun Village, Shangcang Town, Ji County of Tianjin. He learned Falun Gong in 1997 and since then, all his former illnesses, including his headaches, disappeared. Mr. Zhang was often harassed by the unlawful persons after the persecution began on July 20, 1999. He was arrested and taken to a brainwashing class in 2000, where he suffered tremendous physical and mental trauma. His family interfered with him after he returned from the brainwashing class and prevented him from practicing Falun Dafa. Zhang Zinfang died on May 26, 2005.
Mr. Fang Hongchi, about 60 years old, was a practitioner in Beijing. He learned Falun Gong in June 1997. In 2000 he went to appeal for justice for Falun Gong and clarified the truth. After being illegally incarcerated for three months, he left home in order to avoid further persecution and had to keep moving from one place to another. Now, it has been verified that Mr. Fang died in 2002 as a result of the persecution.
Ms. Wang Aihua, over 50 years old, lived in the Qiaokou District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1993. After July 20, 1999, Ms. Wang was illegally incarcerated in the Erzhigou Women's Prison for 15 days. The perpetrators were members of the Chinese Communist Party. Later, they went to her home to harass her many times. Ms. Wang died on January 11, 2003.
Ms. Shen Chunhua, 80 years old, was from Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province. She was paralyzed and had many illnesses before she learned Falun Gong. Ms. Shen was bedridden and needed someone to look after her. In 1996 she started practicing Falun Gong, and all her illnesses disappeared. She could not only once again look after herself, but she was also able to take up all the housework. In December 2000, Ms. Shen went to Beijing twice to validate Dafa. Later, as her normal cultivation environment was damaged, she suddenly became ill and died in late April 2001.
Mr. Ma Fatou was a practitioner from Zhengzhou City, Henan Province. He had many illnesses before practicing Falun Gong, which all disappeared after he began the practice. After July 1999, when the persecution of Falun Gong started, his son, daughter and son-in-law were unlawfully arrested and taken to a brainwashing class for persecution. His home was illegally searched and he had money extorted from him many times. The persecution caused Mr. Ma tremendous mental pressure, and eventually led to severe illnesses. He died on August 25, 2003.
July 16, 2005