Ms. Xu Jingbo from Yushu City, Jilin Province Died as a Result of Persecution
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Xu Jingbo was a 42-year-old wife and mother from Yushu City, Jilin Province. CCP agents from the Yushu City Police Department and Qiu Zhe, Ms. Xu's workplace supervisor, illegally arrested Ms. Xu between 2000 and 2001. They forced her to write a guarantee statement promising not to practice Falun Gong. They abused her physically, mentally and persecuted her financially. Xu Jingbo left home and lived in exile to avoid further persecution. Later on, she developed symptoms of severe illness. On February 17, 2006, Xu Jingbo left the world. She left with love for her family and unfulfilled wishes after several years of anguish. She is survived by her father, her husband and her child. More details of her story follow:
Xu Jingbo started practicing Falun Gong in 1998. Words could not express the joy she felt after she began the practice. She started on the path to return to her true, original self under Master's benevolent protection. Ms. Xu was an outstanding worker, and conducted herself according to the tenets of Truth, Compassion, Forbearance. She was understanding and tolerant toward others. Although the persecution was severe, she never wavered in her belief in Dafa.
On October 16, 2000, Qiu Zhe and local police officers arrested Xu Jingbo and the owner of a copy shop. They took the two to the Yushu City Police Department and illegally detained them. The agents at the Political and Security Section of the Yushu City Police Department took their photos and videotaped them. They fabricated stories and claimed that Xu Jingbo copied a lot of truth clarification materials. The persecutors tried to make them provide the name of another Dafa practitioner. They threatened the copy shop owner, who ended up giving the name of the other Dafa practitioner to keep her job and protect her family. Xu Jingbo's family were compelled to take these morally bankrupt individuals from the Political and Security Section out to a restaurant and to pay 2,000 yuan in "guarantee money" and another 2,000 yuan bribe. They spent 7,000 yuan before the police finally released them.
During the 2001 October 1 holiday, Xu Jingbo's workplace again made her a target of persecution. The workplace officials called on Xu Jingbo and a few other Dafa practitioners to go to the Human Resource Section at the Agriculture Bank. The officials told them to write a guarantee statement, but the practitioners refused and said, "What's wrong with us wanting to be good people? We work hard without any complaints; what did we do wrong?" The officials shouted, "Will you write it or not? If you don't write it, we'll fire you and let the government do with you whatever it sees fit!" Xu Jingbo said, "We didn't violate any law! You have no right to fire me." The officials left angrily.
Later, Xu Jingbo accepted getting fired and a small amount of compensation as a trade-off to avoid constant harassment from her workplace officials and from the local police.
In late 2001, local police again arrested Xu Jingbo and another practitioner. She escaped with the power of her righteous thoughts, but she decided to leave home to avoid the police. The other practitioner was sent to a custody center and was released after paying 4,000 yuan in extortion money.
Ms. Xu lost the environment to study the Fa and do the exercises regularly, in addition to suffering physical abuse, mental torment and financial persecution. She eventually showed symptoms of severe illness. Her family spent a lot of money on her medical treatment. On February 17, 2006, Xu Jingbo died after several years of physical and psychological anguish. She left behind her father, husband and child. Her family is devastated.
Many people saw the evil nature of the persecution and learned the truth about Dafa through the persecution of this beautiful and innocent Dafa practitioner. They condemn these Communist agents from the Yushu City Police Department and from her place of employment for their crimes.
Qiu Zhe, who persecuted Xu Jingbo, had once said, "I'm not afraid of retribution! Why doesn't your Master give me retribution?" He later drove a car into a yard and seriously injured a woman and a child. He had to compensate the victims with a large amount of money.