Ren Hanfen

Chinese Name: 任汉芬
Gender: Female
Age: 73
City: Fengtai District
Province: Beijing
Date of Death: 2002-05
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Case Description:

Dafa practitioner Ren Hanfen, female, 73 years old, lived in the residential area of the China Academy of Launching Technology, Fengtai District, Beijing. In the 1950s she returned to her home country after her studies in Russia. She had always devoted herself to national astronautics science research and attained many achievements. She had been a doctoral mentor and a scientist in the Rocket Dynamics Institute of the China Academy of Launching Technology. Because she enjoyed physical and mental benefits from Dafa cultivation according to the universal principle, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance," she was determined to practice Falun Gong, even after July 20, 1999, the date Jiang's regime began persecuting the practice. She was forced to attend a brainwashing class by the police in charge of the Rocket Dynamics Institute and from the "610 Office" of the China Academy of Launching Technology. There, she suffered inhumane tortures both in mind and body, and was forced to write the so-called "three statements." She was steadfast and was not released even after the brainwashing term was over. Her detention term was extended, open-ended. Eventually, she signed the statements against her own will. After coming back home, she was very repentant. She decided to cultivate Dafa, even in the face of death. In order to avoid harassment from the secret police, she had to leave home and move from place to place.

But the officials from the police department and the "610 Office" tried to search for and arrest her. One day in May 2002, they found her in the house she rented. In order to avoid being kidnapped again, she tethered a rope and tried to slide down from the building. Unfortunately, the rope broke and she fell to the ground and lost her life.