Chinese Name: 刘文彬
City: Yantao City
Date of Death: 2003-01-07
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2002-05
Most recent place of detention: Longhuashan Police Station
Mr. Liu Wenbin, 54, was an official from the Light Industry Bureau Supply Company of Xiantao City. He used to suffer from various diseases, including arthritis and dermatitis. After he started to practice Falun Gong in August 1995, his illnesses all went away. Therefore, he often told whoever he met that Falun Gong is great. After talking with Liu, a good number of people took up the practice of Falun Gong. Because he set a strict standard for himself and volunteered his time to help others learn Falun Gong, he was recommended to become the volunteer contact person of Xiantao City in 1996.
After the peaceful appeal of 10,000 practitioners in the Central Government Compound in Beijing on April 25, 1999, deputies of authorities often approached Liu Wenbin. No matter who came to talk to him, he would tell them the benefits he received from practicing Falun Gong. He also gave them Falun Gong books, advising them to follow the principles of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" in their lives.
On July 20, 1999, out of jealousy, Jiang's regime started to persecute Falun Gong and instigate people's hatred towards Falun Gong. As the volunteer contact person, Liu Wenbin was considered a key object by the authorities. Whenever there was an issue related to Falun Gong, the local "610 Office,"* the police department, the national security brigade, the police station and his work unit would find him to ask questions. During the past several years, he has suffered various forms of persecution. Twice he was arrested. Due to the long-term persecution, he developed liver ascites and died on January 7, 2003.
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