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Practitioner Lin Shixiong from Yanji City, Jilin Province Died as a Result of Persecution

December 13, 2006 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Lin Shixiong, age 46, was from Yanji City, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, Jilin Province. Not long after the persecution began, Lin Shixiong peacefully appealed for justice for Falun Gong. He wrote a public letter addressed to the mayor of Yanji. For that, he was illegally put into a labor camp for one year. In 2002, two years after the Yanji City National Security Division sent him to the Yanji Detention Center, the National Security Division enforcers illegally sentenced him to 13 years in prison with fabricated charges. Mr. Lin was sent to the Jilin Prison.

When Lin Shixiong had been tortured to the point of death, the prison released him on "medical parole." Under the evil Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s long and terrifying persecution, Lin Shixiong passed away around November 20, 2006. His funeral took place on November 21. Following are details.

Lin Shixiong was a manager of the Mitsubishi Repair Division in Yanji City, Jilin Province. He had a happy family and a career many people admired. However, during the seven-year persecution, he almost lost everything he owned. The CCP regime sentenced him to thirteen years in prison with fabricated charges. When he was confined in the Jilin Prison, he was forced to give up the management rights of the factory he had built from scratch, was made to divorce his wife and gave up custody of his child.

On July 20, 1999, under fabricated charges, the CCP regime initiated a persecution policy in regards to Falun Gong, mandating "ruin [practitioner's] reputations, bankrupt [practitioners] financially, and destroy [practitioners] physically," and "beating to death is counted as suicide." Lin Shixiong appealed peacefully for justice. He wrote an open letter to the mayor of Yanji. Expressing one's opinion to the government is a right that every citizen should have. But the CCP officials branded him as "disturbing the social order."

Officers from the Yanji City National Security Division sold their souls and conscience for self-interest. They followed orders that didn't have any legal foundation and sent Lin Shixiong to a forced labor camp for one year. During his stay there, the CCP officials compelled him to undergo an educational process for "confession" and forced labor. Those activities shouldn't even exist or be accepted by anyone in the first place.

Mr. Lin was released in 2002. He continued to publicly clarify the truth about Falun Gong. Unfortunately, in 2002, Lin Shixiong was once again arrested and sent to Yanji City. The Yanji City National Security Division confined him in the Yanji Detention Center for almost two years. Then they sentenced Lin Shixiong thirteen years in prison on fabricated charges and delivered him to the Jilin Prison.

Mr. Lin suffered irreparable mental and physical trauma in the Jilin Prison. This was brought about by long-term inhuman treatment, harsh living conditions, and mental and physical torture ordered by the CCP. All Falun Gong practitioners had to suffer the treatment that Mr. Lin Shixiong was subjected to. His condition deteriorated day by day. When he was found to have tuberculosis, his condition was severe enough to have him stay in a hospital for long-term care. However, Jilin Prison still refused to give up persecuting Lin Shixiong. They wouldn't release him.

Meanwhile, Lin Shixiong was forced to divorce his wife. His condition deteriorated quickly and he was at death's door. Jilin Prison officials had to let Lin Shixiong go home with his family's guarantee, so he could be nursed at home.

By this time, Lin Shixiong had nothing left. All he had was a body that couldn't take care of itself a result of the persecution.

However, Jilin Prison and Yanji City's Political and Judicial Committee still wouldn't let go of Lin Shixiong. They often harassed him with the excuse of his incomplete jail term. Because of their frequent harassment, Lin Shixiong suffered great mental pressure. He was unable to nurse his health at home in peace. He passed away around November 20, 2006 at home.


Many people told Falun Gong practitioners not to practice since the government and the nation didn't allow it and had perpetrated this persecution. Sadly, being brainwashed for dozens of years by the evil CCP's despotic regime, Chinese people don't even know what kind of rights they should have. In people's mind, the CCP is the entity granting them all their rights. This is why, in their ignorance, people willingly speak for this hoodlum regime. They unconsciously participate with the regime to persecute their families. How sad it is.

For those practitioners who are illegally detained in China, I once again hope their families strive to rescue them with righteous actions.

I hope that fellow practitioners who know the detailed circumstances of this matter might offer additional information. Let's rescue practitioners around us.

Organizations that participated in the persecution:
Jilin Prison in Jilin Province, Yanji City National Security Division, Yanji City Procuratorate,

Yanji City Court