Five Practitioners Die as a Result of Persecution in Shandong, Hebei, and Henan Provinces
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Sun Yuqiu was a 58-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner living in Jitai Town, Shouguang City, Shandong Province. On December 22, 1999, her daughter, sister, and brother-in-law, plus several other Dafa practitioners, went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Dafa. On the way there, they were illegally arrested and detained. They suffered brutal beatings and were paraded through the streets like criminals. On top of this, each of them had to pay ten thousand yuan for being kept in captivity. Sun Yuqiu and her husband, plus about 100 other Dafa practitioners, were also illegally detained by the village commission for three days and three nights. They all encountered cruel beatings and torture. Sun Yuqiu was forced to watch her daughter being tortured in public. At the same time, Ms. Sun and her husband were also threatened by the officials and forced to pay over 2,000 yuan. After suffering all kinds of serious physical and mental torture, Ms. Sun was released, but by that time she was already in a coma. She died 9 days after she went home. The murderers who persecuted Dafa practitioners include Liu Xuxin, Liu Zhiqiang, Zhang Shaoyong, Yang Yongzhong, Yang Guizhong, Ding Shiguo, Zhang Yuqing and Su Xiuhua.
Ms. Zhang Xiuhua was 80 years old and lived in Changle County, Weifang City, Shandong Providence. She began to practice Falun Dafa in 1995 and became very healthy both mentally and physically. After the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, she was arrested, harassed, threatened and detained over a two-year period. Due to this intense pressure, her old illnesses relapsed, and in July 2001 she passed away.
Mr. Shao Yaming was 66 years old and retired from the Baoding Prison of Hebei Province. Before he practiced Falun Dafa, he was in very poor health and had a very serious skin problem. After starting to practice in 1995, he became very healthy. On April 25, 1999 he went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa and to clarify the truth. After July 22, 1999 when the CCP started to persecute Falun Dafa, he once again went to Beijing to validate the Fa. Police officials and other authorities attempted to arrest him, so he was forced to leave his home. Later the police and other officials coerced his family to call him back, and he was arrested on the way home. His house was ransacked, and all of his Dafa books were confiscated. Shao Yaming was constantly harassed during the last 6 years. The 610 authorities and police officials came regularly to his house to hound him. As a result, Mr. Shao lost his cultivation environment and the mental pressure caused his physical condition to get worse and worse. Because of this continual harassment, he passed away in May 2005. His colleagues said that if they had allowed him to practice Falun Dafa, he would not have died at all. Before Mr. Shau passed away, he asked other practitioners to post his solemn declaration and his statement of resignation from the CCP.
Mr. Liu Aichen was a 60-year-old practitioner living in Nanxule Village, Zanhuang County, Hebei Province. He started to practice Falun Dafa in1996. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, Mr. Liu walked between 30 and 40 miles to the provincial hall, passing through the patrols, in order to appeal for the rights of Falun Gong practitioners. Because he was deprived of a safe environment to practice Falun Gong and maintain his health, he died on December 21, 2004 from stomach cancer.
Mr. Kang Anrong was a Dafa practitioner who was approximately 60 years old and lived in Zhonghua Village, Huagong Town, Mengzhou City, Henan Province. In the winter of 1999, he was arrested in his city. They took off his coat and handcuffed him to a tree until his family paid 2,000 yuan for his release. He passed away in 2002.