Six Falun Dafa Practitioners from Yunnan Province, Hubei Province, Hebei Province and Other Locations Died Due to the Persecution
1. Ms. Shi Xizhi
Ms. Shi Xizhi lived in Apartment 402, Building No. 2, Yinfu Community Area, Kunming City, Yunnan Province. She was reported to police for practicing Falun Gong and was arrested at home in April or May of 2003. She was tried secretly and sentenced to four years in prison and detained in the No. 2 Prison of Yunnan Province.
Late at night on March 8, 2005, the prison called Shi Xizhi's daughter and informed her that Ms. Shi was in the Gongren Hospital, in critical condition. The next morning, when her family members arrived at the hospital, Shi Xizhi was already in a coma. She had been tortured and suffered from the persecution for a long time. Ms. Shi was unable to recover and died the early morning of March 17, 2005.
From the time Shi Xizhi was arrested until she died, her family members didn't know what happened to her during that time. When Ms. Shi was secretly tried and sentenced to prison, no one from her family was permitted to attend the trial. When they visited her in prison, there was always someone nearby to monitor them. Even when Ms. Shi was comatose in the hospital, the police still stayed around to monitor everyone. No one knows exactly how she suffered and died.
2. Mr. Lu Shilin
Mr. Lu Shilin, 69 years old, lived in Huangmei Town, Huangmei County. He was the gatekeeper for the county department store outlet. He lived alone in the outlet's courtyard. Since Mr. Lu began Dafa practice in 1995, he improved greatly both physically and mentally. He was regarded widely as a good man at the outlet. Since 1999, when the evildoers started to persecute Dafa, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) kept harassing him. His home was searched and his Dafa books were taken away. Mr. Lu was arrested and detained in the Huangmei Town Police Station and in the No. 2 Huangmei Detention Center several times. In 2004, he was sent to a brainwashing center in Wuchang City, Hubei Province and suffered a lot, both mentally and physically.
Early in the morning of March 10, 2006, some residents in the outlet's courtyard heard a loud sound like a "bang" in the yard and a person crying. Around 4:00 a.m., a driver found Mr. Lu lying face down on the courtyard ground. There was a lot of blood around. His hat and shoes were one meter away from his body. His relatives later found a big hole in his forehead. The details need more investigation.
3. Ms. Liu Suzhi
Ms. Liu Suzhi, 57, lived in Dangba Town, Bingquan County, Hebei Province. Before she practiced Falun Gong in 1998, she had multiple diseases, which all disappeared after she began the practice. Since 1999, when Jiang's regime started persecuting Dafa, Ms. Liu's family members didn't support her practice, causing her to be unable to regularly perform the exercises and study the Fa. In 2004, her old heath problems returned. She died on October 6, 2005.
4. Ms. He Weixian
Ms. He Weixian, 61, lived at an oil company base in Chongqing City. Someone threatened her in July 2001 for clarifying the truth. She decided later to leave home and go from place to place to avoid further persecution. On October 24, 2002, Ms. He was sent to the Maojiashan Women's Forced Labor Camp in Chongqing City, where they injected her with toxic substances that harm the central nervous system. She was in constant pain since then. On October 13, 2004 Ms. He was released to go home, but the persecutors kept harassing her. She died on April 24, 2006.
5. Ms. Wen Shuqiong
Ms. Wen Shuqiong, 68, lived at Chengbei Village, Wujing Town, Xinjing County, Chengde City, Shichuan Province. Before she practiced Falun Gong, she had many diseases including diabetes, nephritis, rheumatism, cholecystitis, cataracts and other ailments. For years she had to depend on medicine to sustain her life. Not long after Ms. Wen started the practice in 1996, her health problems disappeared miraculously. In March 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Dafa. She was arrested and sent back to Xinjing County. She was detained for 45 days and was fined 10,500 yuan. Her home was searched. On June 30, 2000, the local officials arrested Wen Shuqiong on the street. They were Chen Zichao and Chen Guihua from the Wujing Town government, and the head of Chengbei Village, Lin Jun. Ms. Wen was held in a detention center for 30 days. She was arrested again in January 2002 when she clarified the truth in Qinglong Town, Pengshan County. She was later sent back to Xinjing County, was fined 1,200 yuan and sentenced to two years of forced labor, to be served at the Nanmusi Women's Forced Labor Camp, Sichuan Province. In April 2002, Ms. Wen was released on bail for medical treatment. She suffered a lot during arrest and detention, and her health deteriorated. Ms. Wen Shuqiong died in April 2006.
6. Mr. Xu Yunzhang
Mr. Xu Yunzhang, 61, was from Beijing. In 1995, he was diagnosed with stomach cancer and underwent surgery. The doctor asserted that he could live only for five years at most. In 1996, Mr. Xu began Dafa practice and recovered, becoming a normal, healthy person. He had appealed for justice for Dafa many times, including taking part in the "April 25" appeal in 1999. In 2000, local police agents detained Mr. Xu. For several years, he kept clarifying the truth to people in his area and suffered continuous harassment from the local residential committee, from agents of the 610 Office, and the police station. Mr. Xu's health deteriorated as a result of the high pressure and threats during the long-term persecution. He died on April 30, 2006.
May 14, 2006