Police Harassment Leads to the Death of an Elderly Practitioner
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Ge Yulan, 77, was a Falun Dafa practitioner who lived in Zhaojia Village, Zhangxing Town, Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province.
In June 2008, six to seven police officers made a repeat visit to Ms. Ge's home and attempted to arrest her oldest daughter Ms. Zhao Yuhong, who had suffered numerous severe tortures for years because she refused to renounce Falun Dafa. Despite Ms. Zhao's absence, the officers ransacked Ms. Ge's home without showing any official documents. They took away Falun Dafa books and pictures of Master Li Hongzhi, Falun Dafa's founder. Ms. Ge's second daughter was at home and protested against this illegal action by the police, but the officers threatened to take her into custody "if she did not shut up."
Afterwards, the authorities stopped Ms. Ge's monthly army pension of two hundred yuan, thereby cutting off her living allowance. What the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials had done to her family hurt Ms. Ge greatly. She deeply regretted not being able to safeguard the precious Falun Dafa books and pictures of Master Li. She also worried that her daughter would again fall into the hands of the authorities. With so much worry, she developed a serious illness and died on August 3, 2008.
Ms. Zhao Jinhua, 42, was also a resident of Zhaojia Village, Zhangxing Town, Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province. On September 27, 1999, she was arrested by the Zhangxing Town Police for practicing Falun Dafa. She was tortured to death ten days later. Ms. Zhao's death was the first confirmed death of a Falun Dafa practitioner due to persecution, which evoked strong repercussions worldwide. The CCP's brutal actions were condemned by countries and people that upheld justice.