(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioner Mr. Li Zhi was in his 30s and lived in Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province. After he started cultivating Falun Dafa in 1997, his mind and body were all purified, he became healthy, and his family became peaceful. On July 20, 1999, the slander and persecution of Falun Gong began. Mr. Li went to Beijing to clarify the truth on November 11, 2000. He was arrested, and detained in the Mentougou Detention Center for one day, then taken back to Daqing City on November 13, 2000. He was later detained for 15 days in the Ranghu Street Detention Center and then confined in the Sa'ertu Detention Center for two additional months. Li Zhi was sent to the Hongweixing Brainwashing Center in February 2003. This experience severely damaged his mental and physical health, and died on November 9, 2005.
Practitioner Ms. Li Xiaohua, in her 40s, was an elementary school teacher who lived in Weichang County, Chengde City, Hebei Province. On November 17, 2000, she went to Beijing to clarify the truth and was arrested. She was severely injured from a beating sustained in custody, and her head swelled. Ms. Li was detained in the local detention center and then later sentenced to forced labor at the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp. She was rejected by the camp because she had high blood pressure. Ms. Li was detained in the detention center until her relatives helped to get her released on medical parole. The 610 Office members and State Security Agents constantly harassed Ms. Li at her home until she died on January 2, 2002.
Practitioner Ms. Wei Shuguo was 78 years old and lived in Xiyangtai Village, Shenzhou City, Hebei Province. She started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996 and went to Beijing with her granddaughter to appeal for justice and clarify the truth after the persecution started on July 20, 1999. On the evening of March 1, 2001, officers from the Shenzhou City Police Department ransacked her home, and arrested her son, daughter-in-law, grandson, and granddaughter. Her family members were brutally abused and beaten at the police department and the detention center. The police also arrested practitioner Mr. Ke Xingguo, an employee of the Central Ministry of Agriculture in Beijing, who was hiding in their home to avoid being arrested in Beijing. Mr. Ke Xingguo was very cruelly beaten, detained in the Shenzhou City Detention Center, and later sentenced to 10 years in prison. He is still being held in the Fourth Hebei Province Prison. Ms. Wei Shuguo's son and daughter-in-law were detained for nine months. During those times, neighbors, relatives, fellow practitioners, and her teenaged grandchildren had to do the work on the family farm. The elderly Ms. Wei also had to help with the farm work herself. The stress of this period of time severely damaged her mental and physical health. In December 2001, her son was released from prison after paying 7,000 yuan in extortion fees, but her daughter-in-law was sentenced to three years in prison. Only one week later, Ms. Wei Shuguo suddenly developed severe swelling, and she died at the end of December 2001.