Disabled Young Woman Persecuted to Death in Yunnan Province (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) Police from Xishan District in Kunming City arrested Dafa disciple Yang Suhong from Yunnan Province, and took her to the Yunnan Provincial Women's Forced Labor Camp in November 2004. After enduring enormous mental and physical torture, the innocent 24-year-old woman passed away on June 11, 2005.
Yang Suhong was released after prolonged torture left her emaciated and on the brink of death.
Ms. Yang Suhong was physically handicapped. At age 24, she was only 30 inches tall and weighed 50 pounds. Ms. Yang lived in the Jishan Neighborhood, administered by the Majie Office in Xishan District.
Yang Suhong was unfortunate since childhood. At the age of eight, she began to be attacked by various long-term diseases, including tubercular-peritonitis, leukemia, and other illnesses. Her parents took her to every well-known hospital in Kunming City. In 1998, the Kunming Tumor Hospital diagnosed her with final-stage bone cancer. The doctor said that she would live for only a few more months.
In February 1999, when it looked like her life was over, Yang Suhong began practicing Falun Dafa. As she practiced and cultivated herself according to the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," her body and mind changed dramatically. Gradually, all her illness symptoms vanished. She was finally able to throw out the box of medication that had plagued her for over ten years, and enjoy life again. The doctor who had made the terminal diagnosis was shocked, "We can't believe that you're still alive!"
After the persecution of Falun Dafa began on July 20, 1999, Yang Suhong stuck with her belief, and was persistent in clarifying the truth. Corrupt officials persecuted her with illegal ransacking of her home, interrogation, imprisonment, and various forms of harassment. In the face of illegal threats and deception by 610 Office personnel, the local police, and the Association for the Handicapped, Yang Suhong submitted an article to the Minghui/Clearwisdom website on June 26, 2004. She wrote, "As a handicapped person who suffered incurable illnesses, I should have received assistance from the government and society, but no one offered any help. By practicing Falun Gong, I obtained a healthy body, understood the principle of being a good person, and enlightened to the real meaning of life. I was no longer a burden to my family, and would not let them continue to pay for expensive medication on my behalf. I was no longer a burden to society. Yet, they wanted me to give up the practice of Falun Gong. Isn't that pushing me back to the painful past? Wouldn't that put my parents through that huge disaster again? This pushes me into a dead end!"
"I am a practitioner. Master Li Hongzhi taught us to put aside everyday people's concerns for fame, profit, and sentiment in order to achieve perfection. I do not desire to gain something in human society, but I am a Chinese citizen living on Chinese land, and I should have the basic physical conditions to maintain a normal life, to have the freedom to think and the freedom of belief. I can distinguish good from bad, and kindness from wickedness. I will in no way lie against my conscience, and I will never give up my faith because of heavy pressure from the authorities abusing their power."
On November 30, 2004, police from the National Security Department in Xishan District, Kunming City deceived and arrested Yang Suhong, then took her to the Yunnan Provincial Women's Forced Labor Camp at Dabanqiao. Yang Suhong firmly refused to sign the "guarantee letter," and rejected all so-called "transformation" attempts.
During her six months in the labor camp, Yang Suhong was forced to participate in the same hard physical labor as other prisoners. The guards did not allow her to study the Fa or practice the exercises. She was tortured until she was emaciated and on the brink of death. In May 2005, Ms. Yang was finally sent home. Just over one month after her release, Yang Suhong passed away on the afternoon of the Dragon Boat Festival.