Eigthteen Falun Dafa Practitioners in Shandong, Liaoning and Guangdong Provinces and Inner Mongolia Die from Persecution
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Zhang Xihui, 54, was a Falun Dafa practitioner from the residential community affiliated with the Dezhou Cotton Textile Mill in Shandong Province. She had appealed for Falun Dafa twice since the persecution began in 1999, and had been arrested many times. When she was released from her last detention, she showed symptoms of mental trauma. It was reported that she may have been injected with nerve-damaging drugs. Since then she had not been clear-minded. She suffered massive edema and died on April 27, 2005.
Ms. Song Yulan, 56, was an employee at the Weihe Forestry Bureau, Shangzhi City, Heilongjiang Province. Before she practiced Falun Gong she had a stroke and was bedridden at home. She completely recovered after practicing Falun Gong. She told her recovery story to everyone she knew. Since April 25, 1999, Song Yulan had been to the Forestry Bureau, to the police department, to the court, and to other places telling people the truth of Falun Gong and the miracles Falun Dafa brought her. One day after the persecution began, an official from the local community brought several people to Song's home to search for Falun Gong books. Song Yulan held the book tightly to her chest and refused to let go. The officials tried to take the book from her by force. Song was pushed down to the ground. She foamed at the mouth and died on the spot. Fearing being held responsible, the vicious officials lied about the cause of her death and claimed she died of a stroke.
Mr. Yang Zhaoxiang, 76, was a retiree from the No. 3 Railway Bureau, Hengshui City, Hebei Province. He had attained Dafa after April 25, 1999. In October 1999 his daughter was arrested by order of the 610 Office and suffered persecution in the municipal detention center. The older man was scared and worried. He got sick and was sent to the hospital. He died in March 2000. His son Yang Yun was arrested on March 1, 2002 and sent to the Hebei Provincial Brainwashing Center. He suffered greatly, both mentally and physically, and passed away on April 19, 2003.
Ms. Sun Shuying, 60, was from Wencheng Township, Jing County, Hebei Province. She had many diseases before she started practicing Falun Dafa. In 1998 she started to practice Dafa and became healthy. After July 20, 1999, when Jiang's Communist regime started the persecution of Falun Gong, she went to appeal for Dafa but was arrested by lawless people from the township and the local police station. She was detained for two days, threatened, and fined 500 yuan. After her release she was often harassed. This made her mentally depressed, and caused her health to suffer. She never recovered. In spring 2001, her son was arrested and sent to a county brainwashing class and later a detention center for four months. The incident harmed her even further. In 2003, she showed symptoms of a cerebral hemorrhage and died on March 6, 2005.
Ms. Sun Xiangju, 59, was from Zhangleng Village, Zanhuang County, Shijiazhuang City, in Hebei Province. Because she went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa in 2000, she suffered persecution and left her home to avoid further persecution. She was fined 2,000 yuan. After coming home the police often harassed and threatened her. She died on April 19, 2003.
Ms. Liu Shuying, 58, was from Fengcheng City, Liaoning Province. Before practicing Falun Gong she had diabetes for over ten years, and maintained her life by taking insulin. For the more than six years that she practiced Falun Gong, she didn't take any medicine or have any injections, and she became very healthy. Her family saw her change and supported her practice of Falun Gong. In early August 2001, Liu Shuying was reported to police when posting a poster reading, "Falun Dafa is Great." The police, led by Guan Wei, the head of the National Security Division, arrested her. She was locked up in a detention center for over two months and also sent to the Fengcheng Brainwashing Class during that time. She was forced to write the Three Statements. Her diabetes returned, and her face became swollen. Fearing being held responsible, the detention center released her in October 2001. She was still harassed after returning home, and she died in October 2002.
Ms. Wu Xifen, 42, was named "excellent teacher" at the No. 42 Middle School, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. She had many diseases before practicing Dafa, and completely recovered afterwards. After the persecution began, police often harassed her. One time, the police climbed up from down below and broke into her home through a window, which made her extremely frightened. Around October 2001, police and people from the Labor and Education Bureau arrested her when she was at work and took her to a brainwashing class. Her husband, who was not a practitioner, was also arrested. Suffering long-term threats and pressure, her health suffered and she showed symptoms of high blood pressure. She died on April 1, 2005.
Ms. Wang Juyuan, 51, lived at the Yingbin Garden Community, the Yuhong District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. She started practicing Dafa in 1998 and experienced good health afterward. However, since 1999 when the persecution started, the nationwide arrests and persecution of practitioners made her extremely nervous and affected her mental state. She fell from a building and died.
Mr. Wu Guonai, 65, was from the Liaoshen Region. He learned Falun Dafa in July 1996 and obtained good health through the practice. Since July 20, 1999 when the persecution of Falun Dafa began, he had been to different government branches to appeal for Dafa. Later, because of the pressure from different sources, and the lack of a cultivation environment, his health degenerated and his old diseases returned. He died on February 22, 2005.
Ms. Zou Shufang, 67, was from the Liaoshen Region. She learned Falun Dafa in 1994 and gained mental and physical health. Since July 20, 1999, she had been to provincial government branches to appeal for Dafa. Since then, she suffered pressures from different sources, and disease symptoms began to develop. She died on November 6, 2004.
Ms. Jin Xiuyu, 86, was from the Liaoshen region. She learned Falun Dafa in 1995 and gained physical and mental health. However, after the persecution started in July 1999, she lost her cultivation environment and became depressed over time. She died in 2003.
Ms. Jin Shuqing, 74, was from the Liaoshen Region. After learning Dafa in 1996, she gradually recovered from many of her health problems and benefited tremendously from the practice. However, after 1999, she suffered many pressures and disturbances and died on February 15, 2002.
Mr. Wu Dengxiang, 70, was from the Liaoshen Region. He learned Falun Dafa in 1996 and gained mental and physical health. After the persecution started, he suffered from the pressures and loss of his cultivation environment. His old health problems returned and he died in August 2002.
Ms. Gao Bozhi, 83, was from Heishan County, Liaoning Province. She learned Falun Dafa in 1997 and many problems such as symptoms of dizziness that bothered her for many years disappeared. In 2000, when she visited her daughter, she witnessed her daughter being arrested because she persisted in her Falun Gong belief. This traumatized Ms. Gao, and she died in January 2000.
Ms. Liu Wuni was from Zhang Village, Hedian Township of Cai County, Henan Province. Before learning the Falun Dafa practice she had many diseases such as high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, angina pectoris and others. All the symptoms disappeared after she started to practice Dafa. After July 20, 1999, when Jiang's regime began persecuting Falun Gong, local police often came to her home to harass her. She was unable to live normally and unable to practice Dafa. She died on October 28, 2004.
Mr. Zhou Huazu, 55, lived on South Street, Anlu, Hubei Province and was a barber. Before he learned Falun Dafa he had difficulty walking, a side effect of a stroke. After learning Falun Dafa in 1997 he recovered completely. He appealed for Dafa twice after 1999 and suffered harassment from officers at the Chengbei Police Station. He resisted the persecution with righteous thoughts. On June 11, 2003, he died from a massive stroke.
Ms. Zhou Aiying, 32, was from Huxi Village, Hetou Town, Suixi County, Guangdong Province. In early November 2001, she was taken to a brainwashing class to be persecuted. She returned from the class a little over 20 days later, and died in early December 2001.
Ms. Chen Biyun, 71, was from Leizhou City, Guangdong Province. After the persecution began, police monitored and followed her. She lost her cultivation environment. To avoid the persecution she stayed at her daughter's home. She died in December 2004.