(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Yang Lirong in Dingzhou City, Baoding, Hebei Province was persecuted because she persisted in her belief. Her deceived husband abused her and murdered her in early morning of February 9, 2002.

Ms. Yang Lirong, 34 years old, lived on Beimen Street, Dingzhou City, Baoding, Hebei Province. She began practicing Falun Gong in 1998. In October 1999, she went to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa and clarify the truth. Xiao Fudi, a police officer from Dingzhou City, arrested and held her in a detention center for two months. The authorities extorted 5,000 Yuan before releasing her, and the police constantly harassed her after she returned home. Her husband was worried that he may lose his job and often physically abused Yang Lirong. Yang Lirong conducted herself according to Truth-Compassion-Tolerance and treated her husband with kindness. The perpetrators later arrested her and sent her to a brainwashing class. Because she refused to give up her belief, she was sent to this class three times. Her husband grew furious and blamed Yang Lirong for the persecution.

In the evening of February 8, 2002, the perpetrators again went to Yang Lirong's home to search for Falun Gong materials. Early the next morning, while Yang Lirong's parents were away, Yang Lirong's husband strangled her to death with his hands. She left behind their 10-year-old son. Her husband immediately called the police after the murder.

Yang Lirong's husband is a driver for the Bureau of Measurements and Standards.