Three Practitioners Die as a Result of Persecution in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Hebei Province and Hunan Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Li Dusheng, in his 60s, was born in Hubei Province. He was a retiree from the security department of the former Kashi City Sixth Transportation Company in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region and lived in Kashi City. His pension was too small to make ends meet, so he worked as a doorman at the Fourteenth Elementary School. He started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997. His home was ransacked after 1999 when the persecution began. The police took away his Falun Dafa books and some materials which he had brought from his Hubei hometown and had cost him more than one thousand yuan. The police threatened him, extorted money from him, and demanded that he write a report every day at the police station. His wife also watched him closely to prevent him from contacting other practitioners. The Fourteenth Elementary School administrators did not know the truth about Falun Dafa and were afraid he would make things difficult at the school, so they fired him. Mr. Li Dusheng, deeply hurt both mentally and physically, died in 2003.
Practitioner Ms. Yu Ruilan, 60, lived in Qiji Village, Xin'an Town, Zhengding County, Hebei Province. She was harassed multiple times for refusing to give up her cultivation. After the 2003 Chinese New Year, she was detained for two weeks in Zhengding County Detention Center by the county Chinese communist party (CCP) officials. She was incarcerated in a brainwashing center for one month in Zhengding County. Due to the long term harassment and mistreatment, Ms. Yu suffered high blood pressure, which severely damaged her health. Around October 1, 2005, the village security head, Zhang Qingyu (gender unknown), and town officials went to Ms. Yu Ruilan's home and took away her exercise tapes and Falun Dafa books. Ms. Yu was deeply disturbed by this unfair treatment and became very sick. She died on November 5, 2005.
Practitioner Ms. Xiao Ruoying was a campus clinic doctor employed by Hunan Province Economic Institute. Her employer, who was the security office head, along with 610 Office agents in her hometown, arrested her. She was tortured to death within six months. The local police said that she died of cancer. Her husband, one of the officials in charge of the institute in the Hunan Province Business Bureau, divorced her under pressure. Details are yet to be investigated.