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Twenty-two Falun Gong Practitioners Died As A Result of Persecution

April 23, 2005 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Deng Zhenghua, 61 years old, was a retired worker from the Nanchang City Lumber Company in Jiangxi Province. She went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong in 2000. In January 2001, she was abducted by personnel from her work unit and tortured until she lost her ability to walk. Her family posted bail and took her home. She was paralyzed and passed away in July 2001.

Practitioner Ms. Fu Qiongxian, in her 50s, lived in Qianwei Town, Jiangchuan County, Yunnan Province. She used to suffer from severe heart disease but was cured after she started practicing Dafa in 1999. She was arrested in June 2004 for persisting in her belief and passed away on September 19, 2004.

Practitioner Ms. Gui Mingfen lived in Maxian Village, Guandu District, Kunming City, Yunnan Province. She began practicing Dafa in late 1998 and was cured of numerous illnesses, including rheumatic heart disease. She went to the Provincial CCP Committee to appeal for Falun Gong on April 4, 2000. The perpetrators tailed her, illegally detained her twice, sent her to a brainwashing class twice and required her to "sign out" before she went out to do anything, including shopping at a market. Her family monitored her to prevent her from going out and during this time her health declined greatly. She had blood in her stool for over two years and passed away on January 25, 2005.

Practitioner Mr. Yi Junyou, 72 years old, lived in the Wumahe District, Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province. He was a retired cadre from the Wumahe District Police Department. Mr. Yi started practicing Dafa in 1997 and all of his illnesses vanished. He went to Beijing on July 20, 1999 to appeal for Dafa and to validate the wonders of Dafa, but was detained. The perpetrators ransacked his home and brainwashed him many times. He passed away in January 2001.

Practitioner Mr. Wang Jiji, 67 years old, lived in Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province. His wife and daughter both practiced Dafa and were both illegally detained. His younger daughter was sent to the Harbin City Drug Rehabilitation Center to be held for three years. The local police often harassed and threatened Wang Jiji at home. He had a relapse of his old illness and passed away on February 2, 2004 before he could see his younger daughter for the last time.

Practitioner Mr. Lian Shangqing, 77 years old, lived in the Wumahe District, Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province. He was a retired cadre from the Armuer Forest Bureau in Daxinganling Area. In the spring of 1997, he started practicing Dafa and benefited tremendously. On January 22, 2000, his son, grandson and granddaughter validated the wonders of Dafa and were arrested, detained and sent to forced labor. Lian Shangqing was devastated. The police kept harassing and threatening him. He passed away on April 8, 2001.

Practitioner Ms. Li Guilan, 59 years old, lived in the Gaoxin District, Jilin City, Jilin Province. She went to Beijing to validate Dafa in July 2000 and was detained and brainwashed before she got to Beijing. She passed away on June 25, 2003.

Practitioner Mr. Muo Zhongren, 70 years old, was a retired cadre from the Changfa Supply and Marketing Cooperative, Siping City, Jilin Province. The perpetrators went to his home and demanded that he turn in his Dafa books. They threatened to cut off his pension if he didn't comply. He passed away on September 29, 2004.

Practitioner Mr. Qian Jingxuan, 62 years old, lived at the Lianhua Residential Area, Changyi District, Jilin City, Jilin Province. After July 20, 1999, the police often harassed him at home, which caused him great distress. He passed away on April 2, 2001.

Practitioner Ms. Chen Jiamei, 49 years old, lived in Division 2, Yangcao Village, Yangshu Town, Dehui City, Jilin Province. Prior to beginning Dafa practice in 1996, she was sick but was completely cured after she practiced Dafa. After July 20, 1999, she went to Beijing to appeal and was sent back and held for half a month. She was also extorted out of 500 yuan. The perpetrators often harassed her after she returned home. She had a relapse of her old illnesses and passed away in February 2003.

Practitioner Mr. Sun Rong, 30 years old, lived in Zhenzhou City, Henan Province. He had bone cancer but his condition improved after he started practicing Dafa in 1993. On July 20, 1999, Jiang's group started persecuting Dafa. Sun Rong was arrested and held for one month. His father gave the persecutors money and wrote a guarantee statement for his son, so he was released. The authorities constantly harassed him, and his family members forbid him to practice Dafa. Sun Rong's condition worsened. One of his hands became infected, exposing the bone underneath. He passed away in January 2001.

Practitioner Mr. Wang Quanmei, 55 years old, lived in Tongchaipu, Tanghe County, Henan Province. She obtained Dafa in 1997 and went to Beijing to appeal in January 2001. The perpetrators sent her to Sichuan Province because she refused to reveal her name. She was twice held at the Tanghe Detention Center, and her family paid over 1,000 yuan for her release. After her release, the police constantly harassed her at home. She had a relapse of her old illness and passed away on April 9, 2005.

Practitioner Ms. Kong Qingfen, 62 years old, lived in Xinhuali, the Muping District, Yantai City, Shandong Province. She was detained numerous times for her belief and was extorted out of nearly 20,000 yuan. In 2001 she was arrested and sent to a brainwashing class. She jumped from the second floor of a building to escape her persecutors and fractured her hip and legs. She passed away on February 26, 2002.

Practitioner Mr. Wang Jixian, 62 years old, lived in Anshan City, Liaoning Province. The local persecutors often harassed him and ransacked his home. They held his child at the detention center for one month and held his wife for six months. They extorted over 2,000 yuan from him. His old illnesses returned and worsened. He passed away on December 24, 2001.

Practitioner Ms. Xie Liqian, 62 years old, lived in Xianyou County, Fujian Province. She retired early from her job as a teacher because of her diabetes. Her whole family was persecuted for practicing Dafa. On November 15, 2000 she was abducted and sent to a detention center, where she was held for 15 months. Then she was sent to one-and-a-half years of forced labor. She was released in May 2002 in an extremely weak condition and passed away in April 2004.

Practitioner Ms. Xu Fengyun, 70 years old, lived in the Dongli District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. She began practicing Dafa in 1995 and recovered her health through cultivation. On December 25, 2001 she went to Beijing to validate Dafa. She unfurled a banner and shouted "Falun Dafa is good." After her return, the police constantly harassed and threatened her. She passed away on November 2, 2002.

Practitioner Ms. Wang Yingmei, 69 years old, was murdered. She was an employee at the Hengyang City Towel Factory in Hunan Province. Perpetrators from the factory 610 Office often broke into her home to harass and threaten her, and created tremendous stress for her. In the evening of August 7, 1999, personnel from the 610 Office again broke into her home, and a few thugs also entered amidst the chaos to steal things. These people brutally murdered Wang Yingmei. She was poor and had few outside contacts. People who knew her all liked her. She resisted the attempts of the 610 Office to "reform" her and confiscate her Dafa books. She didn't do or say anything against Dafa and Teacher while she was alive, and she never signed any documents provided by the authorities.

Practitioner Ms. Wang Ruilan, 78 years old, was a vegetable farmer living in Xiyangzhuang, Shucai Township, Zhoukou City, Henan Province. Her land was taken away from her and she had no other way of making a living. All three of her family members practice Dafa. Her son went to Beijing to appeal and was detained for seven months in 2001. The police often ransacked her home, fined her and threatened her. She passed away on October 11, 2001.

Practitioner Mr. Li Wenbin, in his 30s, lived in Shangxinjing Village, Haladaokou Town, Jianping County, Liaoning Province. He was cured of numerous illnesses through Dafa practice. Because he didn't have any money, he sold a pig to buy a tape recorder to play Teacher's lectures. Since the persecution started in 1999, the authorities often harassed and threatened him, and his old illnesses returned. He passed away in 2002 and left behind a son who is currently living with his uncle and aunt.

Practitioner Ms. Xie Xiuying, 72 years old, lived in Ezhou City, Hubei Province. The perpetrators constantly harassed and threatened her. She passed away on December 30, 2004.

Practitioner Mr. Yuan Fangcai, 60 years old, lived in Xiyangzhuang, Shucai Township, Zhoukou City, Henan Province. He worked at the Zhoukou City Garden before he retired. He was often harassed and intimidated after July 20, 1999 and passed away on December 20, 2004.

Elderly practitioner Mr. Hou Jiafu lived in the Songbei District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. He obtained Dafa in 1997 and his health improved tremendously through Dafa practice. He was able to do various kinds of work despite his advanced age. In 1999, when the persecution began, he was affected, but with encouragement from fellow practitioners he persisted in studying the Fa, doing the exercises, clarifying the truth, and sending forth righteous thoughts. In August 2002, his sister Hou Jiarong was abducted and sent to the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp. The police went to his home to harass him. His condition worsened, and he passed away in February 2005.