(Clearwisdom.net) In 1995, Wang Shuhua, and her husband Wu Jinfu, were fortunate to learn the practice of Falun Dafa. Ms. Wang, a 50-year-old retiree from the No. 3 Cotton Mill in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, used to have many illnesses. She was often forced to take a lot of time off from work. At the time, medicine was her only hope for survival. However after practicing Falun Gong, all of her illnesses disappeared, and happiness once again returned to her family.

Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched its persecution against practitioners of Falun Gong back on July 20, 1999, Ms. Wang and her family have suffered a great deal. Ms. Wang and her husband went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, but they were detained and imprisoned several times. The police illegally arrested Mr. Wang's husband and tortured him because he practiced the Falun Gong exercises in the Hebei Theatre on Chinese New Year's Eve of 2000. He was illegally sentenced and imprisoned in the Tangshan Prison for five years. Ms. Wang was also arrested while distributing truth clarification literature about Falun Gong and sent to a forced labor camp. She was released due to her poor health condition, but she soon became the target of regular harassment by the police. Ms. Wang was forced into homelessness for two years, during which time her daughter lost her job and gave birth to a child. The endless persecution against her and her family, along with the worries and hardships this produced, eventually made Ms. Wang fall ill. She suffered from ovarian cancer and died on November 21, 2005.

Mr. Li Xiaojing, 69, was a retired worker from Kashi City of Xinjiang Province. He began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996, but has suffered from physical and mental persecution ever since former president Jiang Zemin's regime launched the suppression of Falun Gong. In May 2000, Chinese authorities illegally imprisoned Mr. Li several times and extorted tens of thousands of yuan from him. Mr. Li's home was illegally searched a dozen times and he was imprisoned for more than a month right before Chinese New Year's Eve 2001. The persecution has also harmed Li Xiaojing's children. Mr. Li was forced into homelessness in 2001 to avoid further persecution. He died on September 5, 2005, in Gangu County of Gansu Province.

Mr. Qiu Zhihua, 53, was born in Shanghai. Mr. Qiu began to practice Falun Gong in 1996. He was active in revealing the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong, and in July of 2000, he was illegally detained. His house was searched by the authorities. After his release Mr. Qiu continued to practice Falun Gong, but was frequently harassed by the police. Under this endless mental and physical persecution, Mr. Qiu died in January 2005.

Mr. Tang Zhenxue, 70, is another veteran Falun Gong practitioner. He used to suffer from encephalitis, which often made him vomit. Mr. Tang had difficulty walking and had to be assisted by his family members when he first went to practice the Falun Gong exercises. At home he had to hold onto the bedside while practicing the exercises. He became capable of walking on his own within a month of learning Falun Gong and began to do some farm work. After the persecution began, the authorities confiscated Mr. Tang's Falun Gong books and videotapes and threatened him not to practice Falun Gong. Under the prolonged and tremendous pressure, Mr. Tang had a relapse of his illness and died.

Ms. Jin Mingshu, 70, was a retiree of the Wangqing County Department Store of Jilin Province. After she began to practice Falun Gong in 1996, all of her numerous illnesses disappeared without any medical treatment. Since July 20, 1999, the local police and officials of the 610 Office constantly harassed and intimidated her. Ms. Jin was arrested and interrogated three times since 2002. Due to repeated torture, Ms. Jin suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died in February 2003.

Ms. Zhang Yuqin lived in Jilin City, of Jilin Province. After Ms. Zhang started practicing Falun Gong, her severe long-term diabetes disappeared. She had only practiced Falun Gong for a short period of time and did not have a thorough understanding of Dafa when the persecution began. When other Falun Dafa practitioners were persecuted, she stopped practicing Falun Gong. As a result, Ms. Zhang had a relapse of her diabetes. Her illness turned into uremia until another Falun Gong practitioner who had been forced into homelessness took a job helping her with the housework. Ms Zhang was encouraged to return to the path of cultivation. One day, the authorities went to her house and arrested her fellow practitioner, and harassed and threatened Ms. Zhang. Ms. Zhang could not bear the tremendous pressure and her illness returned once again. She died in November 2002.