Eleven Dafa Practitioners in Several Provinces Die as a Result of Persecution
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Li Wanzhi, 67, was a Dafa practitioner from Bin County, Heilongjiang Province. She went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa in October 1999. She was arrested, and sent back to Jinzhou City, where she was detained for two weeks. She went to Beijing again in November 2001, and was arrested again. The authorities then sent her back to her hometown, Bin County. She had to pay a fine of 5,000 yuan, and was inhumanly tortured. Ms. Li passed away on March 15, 2002.
Ms. Tian Xierong, 50, was a Dafa practitioner from Daqing, Heilongjiang Province. After July 20, 1999, when the persecution started, she was forced to stop practicing. She then became seriously ill. Later, she started to practice Falun Dafa again. On June 25, 2000, Ms. Tian was arrested while doing the Falun Dafa exercises in a public park. She was detained for nearly two months in a detention center, where she was made to suffer extreme mental and physical torture. After her release, she died in December 2002.
Ms. Zhen Guizhi, 55, was a teacher at the Xinli Elementary School, located in Siping City, Jilin Province. She started to practice Falun Gong in 1997. At that time, she had multiple diseases (rheumatism, optic atrophy, etc.). After practicing Falun Dafa, her condition clearly improved. In February 2002, she was sent to a detention center twice. There she was persecuted both mentally and physically. Her husband was then detained in a forced labor camp for two years. Her body became very weak and her eyesight worsened significantly. She was unable to take care of her daily routine. They finally released her. In April 2003, she passed away.
Mr. Wu Kebing, 76, was a Dafa practitioner from Shanghai. He started practicing Falun Gong in 1998. Through practicing, numerous diseases that bothered him were totally gone. Before that, he had to spend close to 10,000 yuan of the government's money for medical treatment every year. His mind became clear and his spirits were high. In 1999, after the persecution started, following orders from higher levels of the government, his company's officials put him under house arrest. They prohibited him from contacting other practitioners, studying the Fa, doing the exercises, and sharing experiences. He was tormented both physically and psychologically. Mr. Wu passed away on May 1, 2005, at the Shanghai Retired Worker's Center, a military facility for retired military officials.
Mr. Sun Zhenting, 84, was a Dafa practitioner from Shanghai. He was originally from Shandong Province. When he was younger, he participated in many military battles for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). After a career change, he started working at the Shanghai Metallurgical Equipment Factory as the head of the Legal Administrative Section. Before practicing Dafa, he had serious heart disease and many other diseases. When the symptoms occurred several times per year, he had to be rushed in an ambulance to the Shanghai Yangpu District Central Hospital. From the time he started practicing Falun Dafa in 1995, to July 1999, before Falun Gong was persecuted, he had no need to visit the hospital. He used to swear to people when he was angry, but after practicing Falun Dafa, he became very kind and caring. After the persecution started in 1999, this older man persisted in practicing Dafa. The CCP persecuted him and he suffered intense pressure from former employers, the neighborhood committee and his family members. Not only did his old illnesses return to him, but he also got more diseases. His condition continued to worsen until he passed away on October 15, 2004.
Mr. Bai Qingli, 61, was a Falun Dafa practitioner from the Nanyang Automobile Factory in Henan Province. He started to practice Falun Gong in 1997. In 2001, he went to a Fa conference. The police arrested and detained him twice. They extorted 3,000 yuan from his family before releasing him. Mr. Bai endured extreme persecution. In January 2004, he passed away.
Ms. Yin Xiuzhen, 76, was a retired employee of the Doublestar Co. in Qingdao City, Shandong Province. She lived at 39 Guizhou Rd. Building #2, Qingdao, Shandong. After she started practicing Falun Gong in 1997, her diabetes, which had lasted for 10 years, was healed without any medical treatment. The elderly woman's spirit glowed. After July 20, 1999, when the persecution started, her daughter and son-in-law appealed for justice for Falun Gong numerous times. For this they were arrested. In April 2002, her daughter-in-law was sentenced to four years in prison. The older woman couldn't take the trauma of all these events. She passed away on August 18, 2002.
Ms. Xuan Guirong, 47, was from Masai Village, Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province. Before practicing Falun Dafa, she had diabetes, which many hospitals told her was untreatable. After practicing Falun Dafa, her illness disappeared without any medical treatment. In the year 2000, after the persecution started, Ms. Xuan Guirong went to Beijing to validate the Fa. When she was half way to Beijing, she was intercepted by authorities and sent back to her hometown. Later, because of continued police harassment, her old illness recurred. She died on April 27, 2003.
Ms. Zhang Xiaonian, 64, was a Dafa practitioner from Dunfang Village, Jiucheng Township, Xinji City, Hebei Province. After she started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996, she became free of illness. She told everyone about Dafa. She studied the Fa and did the exercises every day. After July 20, 1999, the CCP persecuted practitioners. The older woman felt overwhelming pressure. Authorities went to her home and asked for her Dafa books and Teacher's photo. She firmly refused them. Later, they continued to harass her. Her younger sister was detained. Under the intense pressure and threats, her old illness returned. She fell ill and was unable to get out of bed. Ms. Zhang died on April 14, 2003.
Ms. Xu Xiangzhen, 68, was a retired worker from Anlu City, Hubei Province. She was once a cancer patient, and doctors had declared that her condition was terminal. In 1997, after learning Falun Gong, the leukemia and many of her other illnesses miraculously disappeared. She looked younger, almost like a different person. After July 20, 1999, the police continually came to the elderly woman's residence to harass her, forcing her to fingerprint and sign various forms. These incidents caused extreme difficulty for this older woman. She was unable to study the Fa or do the exercises with peace of mind. She passed away in September 2004.
Ms. Chen Cuitao, 50, was a teacher at the Nanhai Elementary School, Guangdong Province. She once had multiple illnesses. After practicing Falun Gong, she became healthy again. Then the persecution began. The local police threatened and harassed her. She died in October 1999.