Ten Practitioners from Hebei, Jilin and Liaoning Provinces Persecuted to Death
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Gong Qunzhi, 73 years old, was a resident of Zhaojia Village in Yuantou Township, Zanhuang County, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. She began to practice Falun Gong in 1996, and all her illnesses were cured. After the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, Ms. Gong and other practitioners went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. She was intercepted by the local authorities and sent back to the county boarding house. She was detained for three days. In November 1999 and on July 20, 2000, Ms. Gong went to Beijing with fellow practitioners and was arrested. She was released only after she had been tortured and on the verge of death. She died in August 2003.
Ms. Li Fengqin, 70 years old, was a resident of Dongyongyang Village, Laishui County, Hebei Province. She began to practice Falun Gong in 1996 and became healthier. She took part in the appeal in Beijing on April 25, 1999. On July 19, 1999, she rode a bike and traveled over 100 kilometers to appeal for Falun Gong in Beijing. After that she lost her cultivation environment, and the government authorities often harassed and threatened her. In 2003, her old disease recurred, and she passed away.
Ms. Li Ruixia, 73 years old, was a practitioner from Fengrun of Tangshan City, Hebei Province. She began to practice Falun Gong in June 1997. Because of practicing Falun Gong, she recovered from many illnesses and maintained good health. After July 20, 1999, because she refused to renounce Falun Gong, her entire family was frequently harassed and threatened by the authorities. Her home was ransacked. Her daughter-in-law, daughter, and son-in-law were arrested and tortured in brainwashing classes, detention centers and labor camps. Due to these misfortunes, Ms. Li suffered mentally and physically. She died on January 14, 2004.
Mr. Guo Shutian, 86 years old, was a resident of Chengguan Township in Zanhuang County, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. He began to practice Falun Gong in the spring of 1999 and was impressed by the profoundness of Falun Gong. After the persecution of Falun Gong began, his daughter went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was arrested several times by the police. The police also ransacked her home many times. Mr. Guo was deeply hurt mentally and physically by all of these illegal actions. He passed away in October 2001.
Mr. Zhai Mingfu, over 70 years old, was a resident of Chengguan Township, Zanhuang County, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. He began to practice Falun Gong in 1997. All his illnesses were cured. After the Chinese Communist Party began the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, the local 610 Office and his work unit harassed and threatened him frequently. His illnesses recurred and he died in 2002.
Mr. Wang Zhanwei, 55 years old, was a resident of Jiagou Village, Yuantou Township, Zanhuang County, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. After he began to practice Falun Gong, many of his illnesses were cured without medical treatment. After Jiang's regime started the persecution of Falun Gong, the authorities frequently harassed and threatened him. His home was ransacked and his Falun Gong books were confiscated. The authorities also forced him to write a guarantee statement to renounce Falun Gong. He was deeply affected mentally and physically. He passed away in April 2003.
Mr. Li Xiaodong, around 30 years old, was a practitioner in Siping City, Jilin Province. Around the time of the 2002 Spring Festival, officials from the Siping City Public Security Bureau arrested practitioners on a large scale. Mr. Li Xiaodong and his brother Li Xiaofeng were arrested at their home by the South Siping City Police Station and sentenced to forced labor. They were detained and tortured in the Chaoyanggou Force Labor Camp in Changchun City. Because Mr. Li Xiaodong refused to renounce Falun Gong, the police ordered the inmates to beat him. An inmate hit Mr. Li Xiaodong on the back of his neck so hard that he could no longer raise his head. His younger brother Li Xiaofeng had to help him walk. His health deteriorated. The labor camp authorities feared to have to take responsibility for his death and released him. Mr. Li Xiaodong died one month later.
Ms. Wu Jinshan, 84 years old, was a resident of Yanji City, Jilin Province. After July 20, 1999, her two daughters were arrested several times for practicing Falun Gong. Her younger daughter was sentenced to forced labor. Once the local police broke into Ms. Wu's home and arrested her daughter in her presence. After that, Ms. Wu became seriously ill. In April 2001, nobody was there to take care of her. Ms. Wu said, "Teacher Li, I only trust you to help me. My daughter is not home. Please let me use the toilet by myself." Her plea was answered. Later Ms. Wu arranged for surgery to remove her tumor. The surgery was successful, and that same night she could go to the bathroom by herself. She told others, "The surgery was not painful at all." Afterwards Ms. Wu truly started practicing Falun Gong. Since then her cancer and cataracts disappeared. The problems with her uterus that she had endured for over 10 years were also cured. However, around the 2005 New Year, when Ms. Wu watched TV and listened to the radio, the propaganda defaming Falun Gong made her afraid that her daughter would be arrested again. She was worried whenever she could not see her daughter in person. Her mental and physical health suffered, and she passed away suddenly on January 19, 2005.
Ms. Li Fengzhi, 69 years old, lived in Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. She felt lucky to attain Falun Gong in 1994. She benefited a lot mentally and physically from practicing Falun Gong. Before she practiced Falun Gong, she could not read. But after she started practicing, she could read the book Zhuan Falun. She conducted herself strictly according to the principles of Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance and was known as a very good person. After Jiang's regime began the persecution of Falun Gong, her elder daughter was arrested and sent to a brainwashing class. Her younger daughter was also arrested and tortured at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp in Shenyang City. Her daughters' misfortunes caused her deep suffering, mentally and physically, and she was often absent-minded. She died from injuries sustained in a car accident in 2001.
Mr. Huang Chunshun, 67 years old, suffered from heart and stomach diseases before practicing Falun Gong. In 1995, he and his wife began to practice Falun Gong, and his illnesses disappeared. He told people about the miraculous healing powers of Falun Gong based on his experience. After Jiang's regime began to persecute Falun Gong, his wife was arrested many times and sent to brainwashing classes. He was also harassed and threatened frequently by authorities. His old diseases recurred, and he died in January of 2003.
June 28, 2005