(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Sun Peijie, former head of the Zhangpan Township Civil Administration Bureau in Xuchang County, Henan Province, was illegally sentenced to four years in prison in 2001. He was tortured to the brink of death at the Xinmi Prison in Zhengzhou City, and he passed away on August 19, 2005.
Practitioner Sun Peijie was 39 years old. He had a bachelor's degree and lived in Wei Village, Wunudian Town, Xuchang County, Henan Province, where he worked as the head of Zhangpan Township Civil Administration Bureau. He was cured of pleurisy and other illnesses after he started practicing Dafa in early 1998. He went to Beijing twice to appeal for justice for Dafa after the persecution began in 1999 and returned safely from both trips.
In November 2001, Sun Peijie was reported when distributing truth clarification flyers in the street. He was illegally sentenced to four years in prison, and was held and tortured at the Xinmi Prison in Zhengzhou City. During the detention he resisted the persecution by refusing to wear an inmate's uniform and refusing to follow the perpetrators' orders. He held a hunger strike and was held in solitary confinement at length, during which time he was savagely tortured.
The prison authorities told his family to take Sun Peijie home when he was skin and bones and showed symptoms of severe illness. He passed away on August 19, 2005.