Gong Yurong - 宫玉荣
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Ms. Gong Yurong, 64, lived at Miaoxi Village, Lingbei Town, Lingyuan City, Liaoning Province. After she started practicing Falun Dafa in 1995, her health was great. Following the beginning of the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, Ms. Gong persisted in practicing and protecting Dafa. Personnel from the town office, the local police station, and officials from her own village went to her residence to harass her numerous times. They monitored her and followed her around. A village committee member named Su Fengshan confiscated Ms. Gong's ID card and gave it to the police station in Lingbei Town. The authorities abducted Ms. Gong's daughter twice and sent her to a detention center because she practiced Falun Gong. Her daughter's abduction hit Ms. Gong hard, physically and mentally. One night in November 2002, Li Xinhai, an officer from the police station and Yao Futian, a village committee member, suddenly appeared at her home and demanded her daughter's photo. Unable to endure their threats and harassment, Ms. Gong passed out. She was given intravenous infusions and was not able to get out of her bed for ten days. Ms. Gong passed away two weeks later.
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