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Wei Peixiu, Ren Fengying, and Zhu Zongtao Die After Facing Persecution

October 16, 2005 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Mrs. Wei Peixiu, 67, was a Falun Gong practitioner in Changyi City, Shandong Province who died as a result of the persecution. Mrs. Ren Fengying, 76, passed away after her daughter and son-in-law had been persecuted. Mrs. Zhu Zongtao, a practitioner from Xiangfan City, Hubei Province, was detained repeatedly and finally died.

Mrs. Wei Peixiu was a retiree of Huayu Inc. in Changyi City, Shandong Province. She suffered from many illnesses before she became a Falun Gong practitioner, and became healthy afterward. Mrs. Wei was known for being friendly and hospitable. Early on in the persecution Mrs. Wei went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, was arrested, and was subjected to brainwashing for three days in the company warehouse.

In March, 2000, Mrs. Wei went to Beijing again. She was arrested in Tiananmen Square and detained for one month. Yang Zhili, the Political and Judicial Committee Secretary in Liutuan Town, and Wang Ruibo, Deputy Director of Liutuan Town, escorted Mrs. Wei to a government building. There she was beaten, kicked, forced to kneel on bricks and forced to carry bricks on her back. Her knees bled, and her waist and back were injured from the torture.

At noon on December 21, 2004, the Changyi City 610 Office director, Chen Xiaodong, led Liutuan Town substation police to barge into Mrs. Wei's residence and arrest her. The police ransacked her house and extorted 5000 yuan. Mrs. Wei was illegally detained for 15 days and then brainwashed for a day at Weifang City Industrial Management School. Due to the almost incessant harassment from the police, Mrs. Wei Peixiu died on the evening of September 1, 2005.

Contact information

Changyi City Police Station, Shandong Province
Wang Wei, director: 86-536-7116909
Chen Xiaodong, officer: 86-13001535238 (Cell), 86-13070751266 (Cell)

Mrs. Ren Fengying, 76, lived in Zaodangbo Production residence, Dianzi Town, Guan County, Shandong Province. Her daughter and her son-in-law, Mr. Dong Xinhai, are Falun Gong practitioners. Since the persecution began in 1999, Mrs. Ren's home has been ransacked several times. She was harassed, arrested, and illegally fined about ten thousand "yuan." Her daughter and Mr. Dong were illegally arrested many times. Mr. Dong was taken away on March 16, 2004. Mrs. Ren and her mentally retarded grandson were left at home alone. Mrs. Ren Fengying passed away on November 17, 2004.

Ms. Zhu Zongtao, 52, was a Falun Gong practitioner in the Second Department of the Electrical Bureau in Xiangfan City. Practicing Falun Gong cured her heart disease. On May 1, 2000, Ms. Zhu went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was illegally jailed in Beijing for three months. The Zhongyaun Police Station in Xiangfan City picked her up from Beijing and Ms. Zhu's family had to pay over 10 thousand yuan under the table to the detention center to bring her home. In total Ms. Zhu was arrested and forced to undergo brainwashing in Wuhan City five times simply because she clarified the facts about Falun Gong.

On December 28, 2004, the police arrested Ms. Zhu and another practitioner for distributing truth-clarification materials. Both practitioners were detained in the Xiangfan City Second Detention Center for 10 days. Physical examinations conducted by the detention center doctor and by a local hospital indicated that Ms. Zhu had high blood pressure and serious heart problems. The 610 Office, however, secretly sentenced the practitioners to one and a half years in the Wuhan City Female Forced Labor Camp.

The camp physician decided that Ms. Zhu's health was too poor for her to be kept in the forced labor camp, so on January 10, 2005, she was released. Because Ms. Zhu's relatives did not practice Falun Gong, they blamed her for the financial losses and mental sufferings of the family. Ms. Zhu died of myocardial infection on June 20, 2005.