Xuan Chengxi - 玄成喜
Xuan Chengxi, male, 61 years old, lived in Dongxia village, Beiguan of Weicheng District. He was honest and kind, and thus was held in high esteem in the village. The villagers were shocked by the bloody news that he had been beaten to death. The village, in which Xuan Chengxi lived, is very close to that of Chen Zixiu, another Dafa practitioner who was also beaten to death (Note: Her case was reported by the Wall Street Journal). Both of them belonged to the Beiguan area of the Weicheng District.
Yuhe County is one of the seven "major transforming centers" in Weicheng District of Weifang City, Shandong Province. After Oct. 1st, 2000, around twenty Falun Dafa practitioners were taken to the county government. They went to Beijing to appeal, after which they were caught and sent back, to be cruelly tortured. Some of them even fainted many times because of the brutal beatings. Amongst them, there was a female practitioner who was over 50 years old. The thugs splashed her with cold water after she fainted because of the beating, and then continued to beat her when she regained consciousness. As a result, her ankles became severely swollen, and her whole body was bruised. Other Dafa practitioners were illegally detained because they made the truth of Dafa known to people around the world. Faced with such cruel beatings, one practitioner could not endure the suffering of the brutal torture any longer, so he disclosed that he obtained the promotional materials of clarifying the facts about Falun Gong from Falun Dafa practitioner, Xuan Chengxi. Thereby, Xuan Chengxi was dragged to the government of Yuhe County on Oct.