Five More Practitioners in Liaoning Province Known to Have Died As a Result of Persecution
Ms. Gao Chunhua, who is in her late 60s, lived in Zhongshan District, Dalian City, Liaoning Province. In February 2001, she was arrested by the Xigang District Police Department for clarifying the truth of Falun Dafa. She was sent to Dalian Forced Labor Camp to be persecuted. While in detention, she was shocked with electric batons. Later she had difficulty swallowing food. A diagnosis found that she had a tumor in her esophagus. In July she was released, but the local police still requested that she write a repentance statement every month and report to the police station. She firmly rejected, however her husband was afraid so he wrote a repentance statement for her and turned it in.
On April 25, 2002, the police went to her home again to harass her. Failing to find anything they considered evidence to convict her, the police left, but returned two nights later. This time her family refused to let them in. Ever since then, her family lived in constant fear. In order not to get into trouble, her family forced her to go out to play mahjong with friends during the day, and at night they watched over her, and prevented her from practicing Falun Gong exercises. Soon her old illnesses relapsed. She was checked into the hospital, however despite the medical treatment, she passed away in April 2003.
Ms. Chen Shoulan was a Falun Gong practitioner from Hongtoushan Mine, Qingyuan County, Fushun City, Liaoning Province. On July 20, 1999, when the persecution began, she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was sent back to Qingyuan and fined 1,000 yuan. After that, the Hongtoushan Mine authorities forced her on many occasions to write the three statements denouncing Falun Gong. They also forced her to attend brainwashing classes and asked her to do hard labor. Subsequently, she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. On November 15, 2003, she passed away, at the age of 42.
Mr. Hu Xuewen was a Falun Gong practitioner from Tukouzi Village, Qingyuan County. He obtained Dafa in 1998, and his illnesses all disappeared. After the persecution began in 1999, he was often harassed by the local police station. In August 2002, he was abducted and sent to Qingyuan brainwashing class where he was brutally tortured. On October 2, 2003, he passed away, at the age of 56.
Ms. Li Shuqin was a Falun Gong practitioner from Tukouzi Village, Qingyuan County. After she obtained Dafa in 1997, her illnesses were all cured. After the persecution began in 1999, she was constantly harassed, and she was fined 1,000 yuan. In the beginning of February 2004, she passed away, at the age of 49.
Ms. Xing Guirong was a Falun Gong practitioner in her 60s from Qingyuan County. After she obtained Dafa in 1996, her illnesses disappeared. After the persecution began in 1999, she was constantly harassed. As a result, her illnesses relapsed. She passed away on May 9, 2004.