Chinese Name: 耿国东
City: Xiaxing City
Date of Death: 2002
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Mr. Geng, born in 1974, started to practice Falun Dafa in 1996. He had applied the principles of Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance to all aspects of his life. He helped others frequently, worked diligently, and earned praise from people around him.
Since the onset of the persecution against Falun Dafa in 1999, Mr. Geng and his wife had written many letters to clarify the facts to the Jiaxing City government. However, their letters were never answered. Instead, the Jiaxing City Education Committee and police pressured them frequently to renounce Falun Dafa. The couple refused such irrational requests. Under intense pressure, they left Jiaxing for their hometown in Heilongjiang Province.
In July 2001, the police searched his house without a warrant, and confiscated his property, including a computer, two printers, a fax machine, a mobile telephone, and two recorders. Mr. Geng and his wife were abducted and illegally detained. Because Mr. Geng began vomiting blood during his illegal detention, he was released. The police refused to release his wife. Two months later, Mr. Geng became bed-ridden. Since Mr. Geng was near death, his relatives pleaded with the police several times, and finally they released his wife.
Although Mr. Geng was still ill, he and his wife and mother made a peaceful appeal for Falun Dafa in Beijing in 2002. They were taken back to Jiaxing City by the police. Since Mr. Geng could not walk himself, the police frequently dragged him on the ground. Mr. Geng passed away a few days after he found out that his wife had been illegally sentenced to one year in labor camp. Mr. Geng was only 29 years old.
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