Ten Falun Dafa Practitioners Die from Persecution in Sichuan, Heilongjiang, Gansu and Shandong Provinces
(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioner Ms. Zhu Yunfeng, 61, lived in the retirees' area affiliated with the Xiaonan Street Elementary School in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. She suffered from diabetes and other conditions of the heart and blood vessels, but quickly recovered full health after she started practicing Falun Dafa in 1995. In order to uphold Dafa, she went to the Sichuan Province government on July 22, 1999 to peacefully appeal. In November 2000 she went to Tiananmen Square to appeal and the police abducted her. She was tortured for a long time at a custody center. Officers at the Xian Road Police Station in Jinniu District, Chengdu City set up a solitary confinement cell where they tortured and interrogated her. They also forced her to stand for long periods of time. She passed away in early July 2001.
Practitioner Mr. Jiao Yutian was a retired worker in Longfeng District, Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province. He suffered from severe heart disease, high blood pressure, synovitis and other illnesses before he started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. He benefited tremendously from the practice and enjoyed his life to a much greater extent due to his newly-gained perfect health. In spring 2000 he went out to do the exercises with a few practitioners, but officers from the local police station arrested them and held them in custody for one month. After he went home, authorities from the district 610 Office, from his former work unit, and from the police station constantly harassed and threatened him at home, trying to force him to give up Dafa practice, which created tremendous pressure for his family and him. He was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus in March 2002. Despite his condition, the local police arrested him and ransacked his home. They released him after his family showed the police his medical record. He passed away in July 2003.
Practitioner Ms. Wang Yueying, 56, lived in Group 1, Maogou Village, Yongfeng Town, Liangzhou District, Wuwei City, Gansu Province. In February 1999, she took up Falun Dafa and obtained complete health through the practice. She went to Beijing to appeal on November 11, 2000 to say, "Falun Dafa is good." She was arrested and detained at the Beijing Police Department. Police officers from Wuwei City took her back to that city on November 26. She was then held at the Heping Detention Center. The guards at the detention center ordered the inmates to beat and humiliate her. They stabbed the back of her hands with needles, forced her to work, to carry other inmates around, and to clean up. Wang Yueying also had 200 yuan in cash extorted from her. After more than one month of torture she was sent to a brainwashing class. On Chinese New Year's Eve, the persecutors forced all female practitioners to take a cold shower, including women in their 60s. Wang Yueying was held at this brainwashing class for six months. She suffered a relapse of her old illness due to the long-term persecution and intimidation. She could not eat for six days. The police sent her to a hospital for an IV infusion and injections, and extorted 300 yuan from her family. She was released before the fall harvest season in 2001. Officers from the local police station and the township government continued to monitor and intimidate her. She passed away on March 20, 2002.
Practitioner Ms. Li Huiling, 39, lived in Changyi City, Shandong Province. She started practicing Dafa in 1998. She went to Beijing to appeal after the persecution began, and was subsequently abducted and detained. The police constantly monitored and again abducted her. One time they held her at the town police station and the Town Birth Control Office for over ten days, during which time they savagely beat her for refusing to cooperate with them. She passed away under excessive stress on October 28, 2004.
Practitioner Mr. Li Dongtai, 57, lived in Zhangluji Town, Liaocheng City, Shandong Province. He was held long-term by officers from the Liaocheng City 610 Office, and passed away in November 2002.
Practitioner Ms. Zhang Shunu, 66, lived in Zhenjia Town, Liaocheng City, Shandong Province. She started practicing Falun Dafa in 1995. On July 22, 1999, she went to Beijing to appeal, but was abducted and detained. She was harassed numerous times and passed away in January 2003.
Practitioner Ms. Wang Shulan, 74, lived in Liaoning Province. She had high blood pressure, diarrhea, diabetes, glaucoma, and could not eat cold or hard food. After studying Dafa in 1998, all of her illnesses were gone. She was abducted while distributing truth clarification materials in November 2001 and was tortured at the police station. Her family's connections got her released, but she was abducted again after less than two weeks. She was again released three days later. On April 25, 2002, the police broke into her home and took her to the police station. They forced her to submit her fingerprints and have her photograph taken. They asserted great pressure on her. She passed away on April 17, 2005.
Practitioner Mr. Xiao Lijun, 65, was a retired worker from the Guangkong Car Repair Factory in Hengyang City, Hunan Province. His chronic illnesses, including bronchitis, headaches, toothaches, and a duodenal ulcer were cured after he started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. After 1999, the authorities constantly harassed and intimidated him at home. He passed away on December 12, 2003.
Practitioner Ms. Li Shuhua, 68, was a retired worker from the No. 228 Factory in Changchun City, Jilin Province. After the persecution began the police harassed her at her home many times, which caused her great strain, both physically and mentally. She passed away in 2004.
Practitioner Mr. Wang Jun, 41, was the deputy head of the Dongbei Optic Instrument Factory in Changchun City, Jilin Province. He was arrested on July 20, 1999 and was taken to the Changchun Drug Rehabilitation Center for an unknown length of time. In 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa and was intercepted. He was sent to the Tiebei Detention Center in Changchun City and was held there for one month, during which time his work unit fired him. In 2002, when the Changchun police conducted a large blanket-style abduction of Dafa practitioners in retaliation for the broadcasting of truth clarification videos about Dafa, he left home to avoid being persecuted. His health deteriorated and he passed away on April 19, 2005.