Chinese Name: 刘洪积
City: Qingdao City
Date of Death: 2007-05-02
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Liu Hongji was a practitioner from Qingdao City. He passed away on May 2, 2007 at age of 76.
On July 20, 1999, Liu Hongji went to Beijing to petition for justice for Falun Gong based on his trust in the government but was intercepted before arriving in Beijing. Since then, local police and regime officials have kept harassing him. Agents from the Qingdao City 610 Office once detained Liu and then released him after his family paid 1,000 yuan.
Liu's daughters also practice Falun Gong and consequently suffered from various persecutions over the years. The ordeals that his family had suffered caused Liu's health to deteriorate rapidly and severly. Just before he died, his family petitioned Jinan City Women's Prison authorities to allow his oldest daughter Liu Xiuzhen who had been imprisoned to see her father for one last time, but their request was coldly refused.
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