(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Chen Wen, 75, was a Falun Gong practitioner from Huangzhou, in Hubei Province. About two or three months ago, he went to another town to clarify the truth and passed away there. There has been conflicting information about the cause of his death. Now, we would like to share some additional information about Mr. Chen.

Mr. Chen suffered severe persecution during the Great Cultural Revolution. He was once forced to jump from a third floor window. He was fortunate enough to survive the fall, but was jailed for about ten years. Later, he was released and got his job back, but his workplace only gave him very low pay, for which he always felt very upset. As a result, he often thought about how to get revenge. Hatred and anger filled his mind. At the end of 1995, he began to practice Falun Gong. Shortly afterwards, the many diseases that had been haunting him for years all disappeared, and his hatred and anger also went away without a trace. He seemed to have changed into a completely different person.

After the persecution started in July 1999, in June 2000 Mr. Chen went to Beijing to clarify the truth and was arrested in Tiananmen Square. In late June 2000, he was released and went back home. On the second day he went to a stadium to practice the exercises. As a result, he was arrested for "disturbing the social order." While in the detention center, he had to perform forced labor every day. He was made to move cement, sift sand and carry rocks. After his work unit bailed him out of the detention center, he was directly sent to a brainwashing class to be further persecuted. There, he was forced to stand in military poses in the burning sun all day long.

It was learned that Mr. Chen decided to go to Yingcheng to clarify the truth on July 20, 2005. Before his departure, one practitioner ran into him on the street. Mr. Chen told the practitioner that he planned to go to Yingcheng. Realizing that he was at an advanced age and the weather was very hot, that practitioner thought about persuading him to choose another time to go there. However, Mr. Chen seemed to be in very good health, and his spirits were high, so that practitioner eventually did not stop him.

Mr. Chen had a relative living in Yingcheng whom he planned to visit. He also had a friend living in a town about 10 miles from where his relative lives. It was known that he got off the bus in his friend's town before heading to his relative's place. Not long after, the Yingcheng police notified the Huangzhou police that Mr. Chen had fallen to his death in a rural area, with lots of truth-clarification materials with him. Someone who saw Chen's body said Chen's face was blue and purple, but it was not apparent if there were more wounds under his clothes.

There is speculation that Mr. Chen was beaten to death by the people who tailed him. From what we have learned, there is a high probability that Mr. Chen had been followed on his trip to Yingcheng. Mr. Chen's workplace knew everything about him. They knew that he went to two other places to clarify the truth before his trip to Yingcheng. They also knew when he left for Yingcheng and where he got off the bus.

As of now, Wang Xisong, Ouyang Ming, Zheng Zhong and Yu Fuxiang in Huangzhou have been persecuted to death. It is common that the local police arrest practitioners at will. Since September 2005, over ten practitioners have been arrested. Eight of them were sent to brainwashing classes. In October, Sun Shiqin was secretly arrested. On the afternoon of December 7, 2005, Zhou Jianxiang was working in her family-owned restaurant when three policemen headed by Xia Qiaorong broke in and took her away while her husband was not around. At present, Zhou is being detained in Huanggang First Detention Center.

Huanggang Police Department Huangzhou Branch: 86-713-8388504
Captain Yan: 86-1387257880 (Cell)
Huanggang National Security Brigade: 86-713-8813719, 86-713-8814225
Policemen, Wu Shaoming and Zhang Puqing
Huanggang City Deputy Secretary and 610 Office Director, Fan Congzheng: 86-713-8668016
610 Office: 86-713-8667865
610 Office members: Cao Yongqing, Song Minghui, Tong Guoyin and Chen Jianchu