Two Practitioners in Sichuan and Shaanxi Provinces Were Persecuted to Death

Ms. Wang Youqiong, 50 years old, was a practitioner living in Chengdong Street, Jiang'an County, Sichuan Province. She started practicing Falun Dafa when she had late stage cancer of the nose in 1995. The cancer was cured without medication. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, she and fellow practitioners went out to clarify the truth about Falun Gong, but twice someone reported her to the police. Suffering continuous interference and harassment from the local 610 Office, she passed away in September 2005.

Mr. He Ziqiang was a practitioner from Shaanxi Province who learned Falun Dafa in 1995. Prior to that his mental and physical health were quite poor as a result of suffering though several Chinese Communist Party movements. After he learned Falun Dafa, he became happy and healthy and looked like a different person. Since July 20, 1999, however, local CCP officials often went to his home to harass or threaten him. Under this great pressure, Mr. He died in December 2004.

Additional Facts about the Persecution of Practitioner Liu Shaohua from Langfang City, Hebei Province

Mr. Liu Shaohua, 73 years old, was an employee of the Education Bureau in Langfang City, Hebei Province. He learned Falun Dafa in 1998, and his diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and other illnesses all disappeared. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, the staff from his work place would go to his home to threaten or harass him, attempting to force him to write letters renouncing Falun Gong, especially during major holidays. In the spring of 2005, people from the local 610 Office told his work place that Liu Shaohua had been distributing truth clarification materials, so the staff from his work place went to his home to threaten him. In October of the same year, they went to his home again and said that he had been reported for meeting another practitioner. Liu Shaohua suffered threats and psychological persecution by these people until he died on November 12, 2005.

Additional Facts about the Persecution of Practitioner Mr. Jin Chuanxiang from Tongcheng County, Hubei Province

Mr. Jin Chuanxiang, 54 years old, was laid-off from No. 1 Chinaware Factory of Tongcheng County, Hubei Province. He started practicing Falun Gong in 1995 and was listed as a persecution target by the Tongcheng County Police Station since July 20, 1999. During the so-called "sensitive periods" such as National Day, the times of the two congressional meetings, New Year's Day, or the Spring Festival, his home would be "illegally searched" and he would be detained at the Tongcheng Detention Center for at least a month. If there was a Communist Party's movement, the police would arrest him for no particular reason, although he had clarified the truth to them many times. Under this constant threat, Mr. Jin struggled to survive by doing temporary construction work. He suffered physically and psychologically until he died in late 2000.

October 11, 2006