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Falun Dafa Practitioners Xu Dongqun and Zhou Yun Tortured to Death

October 09, 2004 |  


Mr. Xu Dongqun was a 53-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner in Cangfu Town, Xinzhou District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province. He had undergone surgery twice for his late stage cancer before he began practicing Falun Dafa. After he started practicing, his health recovered, and his faith in Falun Dafa was unshakable.

On July 20, 1999, in order to say a good word for Falun Dafa, Mr. Xu went to Beijing to appeal. He was arrested and tortured multiple times. On October 1, 2001 (Chinese National Day) Mr. Xu and his wife, along with two fellow practitioners, displayed Falun Dafa signs at the Cangfu Town Train Station. The four practitioners were reported and beaten by police officer Zheng Hongping and others from the Town Substation. Mr. Xu lost hearing in his right ear from the heavy blows. He was detained in the Xinzhou District Detention Center for 50 days. He was sentenced to two and a half years in a labor camp, served in Hewan Labor Camp, where he suffered unspeakable torture.

Because Mr. Xu's physical condition was deteriorating, he was allowed to be bailed out by his daughter for 4000 yuan in October 2002. Unable to recover from the torture he underwent, he died on January 30, 2004.

Ms. Zhou Yun was a Falun Dafa practitioner in Yichang City, Hubei Province, around 55 years old. She was tortured many times in her hometown, and was forced to become destitute and homeless in order to avoid being illegally arrested at home. She died outside Yichang City in October 2003. The details are under investigation.