(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Liu Zhifang, about 48 years old, was a Falun Gong practitioner from Lanzhou City, Gansu Province. She lived in the medical school of Lanzhou University and was a pipa  player in the Henan theatrical troupe of Lanzhou City. She was persecuted to death in August. The details of her death are under investigation.
Ms. Bin Jie, 71 years old, was from Changchun City, Jilin Province. She started to practice Falun Gong in September 1994. On July 20, 2000, she went to Tiananmen Square to appeal for justice for Falun Gong and was arrested and sent back to Changchun City by policemen from the Tiananmen police station. Then, she was imprisoned in the Balipu Detention Center for 15 days. While she was on a hunger strike, she was released from the detention center. Her company stopped paying her pension and the local police ransacked her home. In mid-December of 2000, she went to Beijing for the second time to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong. She was arrested again by the Tiananmen Police Station and put in the trunk of a car. After her release, her whole body twitched and her pulse was very irregular. Because the police were afraid that she was dying in the car, they sent her to the police station to let her rest for two hours, then she was sent to a bus station. After she was persecuted twice in Beijing, Bin Jie's mental condition seriously deteriorated. She had a stroke soon after coming back home and passed away on June 20, 2005.
Ms. Ma Fengying, 82 years old, was a Falun Gong practitioner from Xihu Town, Fuyang City, Anhui Province. After starting to practice Falun Gong in 1996, her various illnesses disappeared. After the CCP started to persecute Falun Gong, the local authorities constantly harassed her, ransacked her home, and threatened her. Her daughter, also a Falun Gong practitioner, has been illegally imprisoned in Hefei Prison for two years. Placed under great distress and deprived of the care of her daughter, Ma Fengying passed away in August 2005.
Mr. Ma Tairu, 79 years old, was a retired teacher from the Yushan Middle School of the Bazhou Area, Bazhong City, Sichuan Province. He started to practice Falun Gong in 1998. After July 20, 1999, he lost the environment for studying the Falun Gong teachings and for group practice of the exercises. In addition, he continuously suffered from pressure and harassment from the school and the town authorities. In May 2002, he came down with a serious illness and passed away in July.
Mr. You Wenzeng, 54 years old, lived at Youjia Village, Xinzaizi Town, Ganjingzi Area, Dalian City, Liaoning Province. After July 20, 1999, he kept clarifying the truth about Falun Gong, and was harassed and persecuted by the local police repeatedly. He died on August 25, 2005.
Ms. Ma Puyun, 58 years old, lived at Youjia Village, Xinzaizi Town, Ganjingzi Area, Dalian City, Liaoning Province. After July 20, 1999, she was constantly harassed by local policemen and security officers. She passed away on September 20, 2005.
October 11, 2005
 A traditional Chinese music instrument similar to a four-stringed guitar or balloon guitar.