Zhang Fengyun, female, was arrested while clarifying the truth about Falun Gong. She was unlawfully detained in the No. 14 Team of Xiguoyuan Detention Center in Lanzhou City for several months. She was very resolute about Dafa in the detention center and continually expressed to other practitioners her determination to prefer death over surrendering to the evil. In order to protest the illegal detention and ask for an unconditional release of all persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners, she started a hunger strike on July 28. During her hunger strike, policemen fiercely beat her. She was force-fed through a pipe inserted into her stomach on the 12th day of the hunger strike. According to other Falun Gong practitioners who saw Ms. Zhang for the last time on August 8, she was already very weak and on her last breath. On August 10, 2001, Zhang Fengyun' family received notification of her death from the police.
Yang Ruiyu, female, was a Dafa practitioner from Fuzhou City, Fujian Province. She was an employee at the Real Estate Bureau of Taijiang District, Fuzhou City. Since July 22, 1999, Yang has been doing much work for Dafa.
Press Statement: Washington, D.C. Hunger Strike for Justice, Hunger Strike to Call for Peaceful Dialogue
Beginning at 3:00 PM, August 17, 2001, six Falun Gong practitioners have launched a hunger strike in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC. The number of practitioners on this hunger strike has risen to 10 practitioners as of now. They are from five different states in the U.S.
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~ Falun Dafa in the Media ~
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Self Immolation Hoax
Biggest propaganda stunt of all time, cooked up to make Falun Gong look bad
The true death count is likely many times higher
Organ Harvesting Crimes
Tens of thousands likely killed for their organs
So-Called "1400 Deaths"
A fundamental mistruth in the false propaganda against Falun Gong
April 25 Peaceful Appeal
The most peaceful protest in history is called a 'siege' by top party brass
Prosecuting Jiang Zemin
Bringing the prime culprit in the persecution to justice
More Basic Truths
A primer on the web of lies upon which the persecution was built
Learn About Falun Dafa
An advanced practice of self-cultivation freely available to all