Information on Seven Falun Gong Practitioners in Hubei, Heilongjiang, Liaoning, and Guangdong Provinces Who Died as a Result of Persecution
(Clearwisdom.net) Fifty-year-old Ms. Zhang Chunmei lived in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, she peacefully and lawfully appealed for Falun Dafa in Beijing; as a result, Ms. Zhang was detained and sent back to her hometown. After arriving there, she was detained in the police station detention center, and was forced to attend brainwashing classes four times consecutively, where she was brutally brainwashed and subjected to cruel mental and physical persecution. In the end of April 2001, Zhang Chunmei was finally released and allowed to go home, but the authorities continued to frequently harass her. Her personal freedom was restricted and she wasn't allowed to go out. She had no income, lived in poverty, and then fell critically ill. On September 14, 2001, Ms. Zhang Chunmei passed away.
Ms. Zhang Ying was 66 years old, and lived in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. In 2002, she peacefully and legally appealed for Falun Dafa in Beijing. As a result, she was detained in the Shijingshan Detention Center by police in Beijing. Later, the Deputy Chief of the Wansong Street Police Station in Wuhan brought her back to Wuhan City. On his way to Beijing, the Deputy Chief asked Ms. Zhang's husband to accompany him. When they returned to Wuhan, he even threatened Ms. Zhang's husband, telling him that the government would sentence Ms. Zhang and put her in jail. He also told them that Ms. Zhang should report to the authorities if she wanted to go out to a hospital or a park. Ms. Zhang was subjected to such cruel persecution that she fell to critically ill with pancreatic cancer. On February 11, 2003, Ms. Zhang Ying passed away.
Ms. Chen Yinfang was 46 years old and lived on Luohan Street in the Jiangwan area, Huangpo District, Wuhan City. Soon after she began practicing Falun Dafa, her health improved and she began to recover from the advanced stage uterine cancer she had previously suffered. She could eat and sleep normally, and she could even manage difficult farm work. Many people witnessed the miracles that Ms. Chen experienced from practicing Falun Dafa, and they came one after another, to learn and practice Falun Dafa. The number of Falun Gong practitioners using the practice site at her home increased to over 40 people. After Jiang's regime launched the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, more than 10 policemen from the Huangpi District Police Station and Luohan Street Police Sub-station broke into her home and illegally detained her at the sub-station. There they threatened and intimidated her unmercifully. Ms. Chen suffered overwhelming mental stress, and her disease relapsed. She passed away on November 30, 2000.
Ms. Qu Fengqin, 80 years old, lived in Dengta Village, Anjia Township, Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province. Before she obtained Falun Dafa, she suffered from several diseases, including heart disease, lung problems, and tracheitis. She had to take injections and medicines. In 1998, Ms. Qu started practicing Falun Gong, and soon after that, all her diseases just went away. It was Master Li and Falun Dafa that gave her a second life. After the persecution of Falun Gong began, Qu Fengqin peacefully and legally appealed for Falun Dafa in Beijing in 2000 in order to validate the goodness of Falun Dafa. As a result, she was detained at Tiananmen Square by officers of the Qianmen Police Sub-station. Since she refused to give the police her name and address, she was released on the spot. When Ms. Qu returned home, the persecution of Falun Gong had escalated, so she was frightened and didn't dare study and practice Dafa, and her diseases relapsed. On August 23, 2000, Ms. Qu passed away.
Mr. Liu Hanyu was 44 years old; he lived in Jinshantun District, Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province. He ran a privately owned business, the Huayu Cosmetic Store. In 1998 he started practicing Falun Gong, and he benefited mentally and physically. After the persecution started in 1999, Mr. Liu's house was searched and his property was confiscated. His wife was repeatedly detained, and the lawless officials also extorted 3,000 yuan in fines from her. In the terrible situation created by members of the 610 Office, Mr. Liu lived in a state of extreme panic, and bore great mental stress. His heart disease relapsed, and he died on February 17, 2005.
Mr. Wang Lianzhi was a 72-year-old practitioner from the Wafengdian Area in Liaoning Province. Because his son was illegally detained in a labor camp, the local police and lawless officials from the 610 Office repeatedly went to his home and harassed him. Mr. Liu suffered huge psychological pressure. He became bedridden, and passed away on January 2004.
Ms. Wu Zhihu was a 67-year-old retiree of the Family Planning Office in Shaoguan City, Guangdong Province. In 1993, she obtained the Fa and started practicing. After she began practicing Falun Gong, all her diseases, including high blood pressure, just went away. In 1999, government officials forced her to read prepared articles which slandered Falun Dafa as part of a TV program, and they also forced her to write a guarantee statement, renouncing her practice of Falun Gong. She continued to be followed, watched, and threatened by the local police a long time after, and her home phone was also tapped. As a result of severe physical and mental persecution, Ms. Wu suffered the symptoms of a stroke in March 2003. In May 2004, her daughter was forcefully brainwashed merely because she practiced Falun Gong and clarified the truth about Dafa. When Ms. Wu heard the news, her mental and physical suffering increased. Having suffered so much for such a long time, Ms. Wu passed away in December 2004.