Additional Information about the Persecution Deaths of Mr. Gong Zhaotao from Shandong Province, and Mr. Li Zhenshan from Henan Province
Additional information about the persecution death of Gong Zhaotao from Yantai City, Shandong Province
Mr. Gong Zhaotao, 52 years old, from Chahe Village, Shuidao Town, Muping District, Yantai City, Shandong Province, started practicing Falun Gong in 1996 and became very healthy as a result. He had been actively clarifying the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong to people since July 20, 1999. In October 2007, while distributing truth-clarifying materials at Shuidao Police Station, he was forcibly taken away by police and illegally detained in a forced labor camp for one year. After being persecuted for over four months in Wangcun Forced Labor Camp, he passed away on February 22, 2008. Upon examining his body after his death, his family discovered a great deal of blood had come out of his ears and mouth. The labor camp authorities claimed that he died from coronary heart disease. His family originally intended to pursue justice, but communist authorities cremated his body to cover up the evidence.
Additional information about the persecution death of Li Zhenshan from Anyang City, Henan Province
Mr. Li Zhenshan, 74 years old, was a resident at 50 South Street, Anyang City, Henan Province. He was also a retired employee of the 3rd Carpet Factory of Anyang City.
Before practicing Falun Gong, he suffered from many diseases including gastritis and skin rashes. After practicing Falun Gong, his diseases disappeared. He led his whole family to start practicing cultivation and he was also the local coordinator for the Gulou practice site in Wenfeng District.
After July 1999, Li Zhenshan went to Tangyin's provincial government and Beijing to validate Falun Dafa, thus becoming a major target of persecution of Anyang City's 610 Office. Wang Yuansheng, the head of brainwashing center at Anyang City's 610 Office; Huang Ze, the head of Wenfeng District's 610 Office; and Bai Dongming, the head of the National Security Group of Wenfeng District, were the most aggressive in persecuting Mr. Li.
In June 2006, Mr. Li's three daughters went to Beijing together to appeal and were taken away by the local National Security Group and "illegally imprisoned" in Anyang City Detention Center for half a year. Thinking that Li Zhenshan had instigated his daughters to speak out, communist staff aggravated the persecution of Li Zhenshan and his family. Their phones were tapped and they were monitored. They were harassed during holidays and sensitive dates. His house and his daughters' houses were often searched and property was repeatedly confiscated. His daughters were frequently taken to brainwashing sessions held by the city or county. The 610 Office often sent Li Yucheng, who has become a communist party secret agent, to Li Zhenshan's family to intimidate, monitor, and threaten them.
After a long period of threats and pressure, Mr. Li Zhenshan suddenly suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on July 20, 2004. A few days later, he passed away at his home.
Li Zhenshan never renounced his faith in Falun Dafa.