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Practitioners Zhang Guiqin and Qiao Yanqing from Jilin City Die from Persecution

October 26, 2004 |   By a Dafa practitioner from Jilin City

(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Zhang Guiqin was born in 1936 and lived in the Lantian Residential Area, East Market, Zhanqian Road, Changyi District, Jilin City, Jilin Province. Prior to her retirement, she was the vice principal of No. 39 Middle School of Jilin City. Due to the persecution, she sustained grave mental and physical trauma. She passed away on December 9, 2003. The following is her story.

Ms. Zhang Guiqin began practicing Falun Dafa in 1997 and greatly benefited from the practice. On October 1, 2000, she went to Beijing with fellow practitioners to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa. She was arrested by officers from the city's "610 Office," district police department and Zhanqian Police Station. They held her in the city jail for two weeks. As she persisted in practicing Dafa, in 2001 the city and district "610 Office" staff and police detained her in the Changyi District Brainwashing Class for 30 days. Later she walked out of the brainwashing class while maintaining righteous thoughts and was the only one who was not brainwashed at that time.

In 2002 she was arrested by personnel from the city's "610 Office" and was not released until over 20 days later. In December 2002, police again detained her for over a year when she went to Tiananmen Square in Beijing to validate Dafa. She again escaped by maintaining righteous thoughts. In July 2003, the "610 Office" and the police attempted to come to her home to arrest her, but failed due to her and her family's resistance. Since she firmly practiced Falun Gong, her Party membership was cancelled.

Because of the severe and frequent persecution, and the long-term harassment by the city and district "610 Office," district police department, Zhanqian Police Station, Zhanqian Street Administration Office and City No. 39 Middle School, Zhang succumbed to the severe physical and mental trauma and passed away on December 9, 2003.

Mr. Qiao Yanqing was born in 1941, and was a senior engineer at the Jilin City Refrigerator Factory. He lived in the Lantian Residential Area, East Market, Zhanqian Road, Changyi Distrcit, Jilin City, Jilin Province. He began practicing Falun Gong quite early, and often studied with a group and shared experiences with fellow practitioners. In those cases when there were not enough books available, he often transcribed Master's lectures for practitioners who were not very literate.

After July 20, 1999, when the Jiang faction started to crazily persecute Falun Dafa, he continued to practice. When he wrote a letter to the Chinese Premier to appeal, the letter was intercepted and sent back to the local police. He was thus persecuted by personnel from the "610 Office" and police officers.

In late January 2001, before the Chinese New Year, he went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa. He was arrested at the Beijing Train Station as soon as he got off the train and sent back to Jilin City where he was tortured by enforcers from the "610 Office" and the police. He passed away not long after on January 30.

October 21, 2004