(Clearwisdom.net) Gu Chenghai, male, 46 years old, was a resident in Xiahuayuan City, Hebei Province. He began to practice Falun Gong in 1996. Because he bravely validated Dafa amidst the persecution of Falun Gong, he was arrested and thrown into jail. While in detention, he was subjected to various tortures.
Seeing that he was tortured to near death, the police released him. By the time of his release, Gu had lost the capability to live and move around by himself. His face was burned. His back and legs were covered with numerous wounds and bruises. His left leg was broken. His feet was burned by pitch and was swollen.
Gu Chenghai died soon after his release due to the freezing weather and lack of medical care.
Over the past several months, the number of Dafa practitioners who have died from torture has been soaring. Starting January 11, 2002, thousands of practitioners and supporters held 3-day candlelight vigils in over 30 cities around the globe, protesting the mass arrest and brutal torture of Dafa practitioners by the Chinese government, as well as disclosing the list of those criminals who persecute Dafa practitioners.
According to insiders from the Chinese government, the actual death toll of Falun Gong practitioners exceeded 1,600 by the end of last year. More and more practitioners who had once renounced Falun Gong started to practice again. The support for Falun Gong overseas is becoming stronger and stronger. The Jiang regime has planned to escalate the suppression of Falun Gong early this year.
Observers say that Jiang's persecution of Falun Gong using bloody violence, false propaganda, and forced brainwashing is very likely to end up in vain, just as it has been a complete failure in the past two and a half years. In this battle where he cannot find an enemy, Jiang will surely be defeated.