(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Shen Jinyu, 65 years old, lived in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. Both of her kidneys were dysfunctional, and she also had many other kinds of illnesses before she started practicing Falun Gong. She was completely cured after she started practicing Falun Dafa in 1994. In September 1999, Ms. Shen went to Beijing to clarify the truth and was illegally arrested. Communist Party officials sent her to a brainwashing class where she was hung up by her handcuffed hands, put in a metal cage and had her hands shackled behind her back. In December 2002, the Communist officials arrested Shen Jinyu again and sent her to the Siwei Road Police Station, where they handcuffed her hands behind her back and beat her for the whole night. In early 2003, agents from the Siwei Road Police Station dragged Shen Jinyu from her home and took her to Jiangan District Brainwashing Class.

Since the persecution began in 1999, perpetrators from the Siwei Street Communist Party Office, the police station and the Neighborhood Party Committee often ransacked Shen Jinyu's home and took her away and sent her to prison. These outrages under the persecution physically and mentally devastated Ms. Shen. She passed away on January 1, 2006.

Dafa practitioner Ms. Liu Shufen, 42 years old, lived at Tuanhe Lukou in the Daxing District in Beijing. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1996, after which all of her illnesses disappeared. She clarified the truth to people to validate the wonders of Dafa. In 2001, police officers from the Daxing District arrested Ms. Liu from home and sent her to a labor camp, in violation of the Chinese Constitution. She was savagely tortured and brutally persecuted with other methods at Division 3 of the Tiantanghe Forced Labor Camp. As a result, Ms. Liu's health deteriorated and she passed away in November 2004.

Dafa practitioner Mr. Wang Zhengchun, 62 years old, was the vice-principal of Gaowan Farm Middle School and secretary of the Gaowan Central School Party Committee in Fushun City, Liaoning Province. After he started practicing Falun Gong in 1997, he was cured of a cerebral hemorrhage and was able to take care of himself. He went to Beijing to validate Dafa in July 1999, was arrested, had his home ransacked and was detained for 15 days. Mr. Wang was later laid off for his belief in Falun Gong. His superiors Cui and Yan at Fushun Economic Development District Work Bureau, often harassed him at his home and tried to coerce him to write a guarantee statement to renounce his belief. They threatened to suspend his salary if he refused. Su and Tian from the Gaowan Police Department frequently harassed him at his home, which severely disrupted his life. Officials from the Gaowan Education Committee also persecuted Mr. Wang by refusing to issue him a retirement certificate [which meant he would not enjoy some special treatment for retired teachers], although Wang Zhengchun had reached retirement age. Wang Zhengchun was constantly tormented and pressured. He passed away in March 2005.

Dafa practitioner Ms. Shen Youlan, 71 years old, lived in Keyouzhong Flag, Xinganmeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. She had suffered from severe rheumatoid heart disease and other illnesses before she started practicing Dafa. She never went anywhere without her sublingual nitroglycerin medicine. Her condition improved greatly after she started practicing; her white hair turned black and she no longer needed the nitroglycerin tablets. In 2000, her daughter and son-in-law were sent to forced labor and prison for persisting in Dafa practice. Shen Youlan then had to take care of her 12-year-old granddaughter. Lawless agents from the local National Security Division and from the police department often ransacked her home and harassed her, which caused her tremendous stress. Shen Youlan passed away on October 24, 2004.

Dafa practitioner Ms. Cao Guirong, 51 years old, lived at Xingan Street, Anda City, Heilongjiang Province. She started practicing Dafa in 1996 and persistently spread the truth about Dafa and helped people learn the practice. After the persecution started on July 1999, the local police went to her home many times and tried to force her to write guarantee statements. Ms. Cao was placed under tremendous pressure and lost the environment to practice her belief. She suffered a nervous breakdown and passed away on December 24, 2004.

Dafa practitioner Ms. Hao Tinghua, 65 years old, lived in Qinglian Village, Nanzhai Township, Lingshou County, Hebei Province. She started practicing Dafa in 1996 and soon after, she experienced great changes. She had a rosy complexion and was happy and friendly. Ms. Hao went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong on April 25, 1999. The local police constantly harassed her since that time. On July 20, 1999, Hao Tinghua went to Beijing to validate Dafa. The police arrested her at home on five occasions after she returned home. Twice, about eight police officers beat and hit her with rubber clubs and kicked her. They didn't stop until they were exhausted. Ms. Hao was detained several times and was extorted out of 1,500 yuan. The police didn't issue any receipt for the extorted money. Eventually, Ms. Hao showed symptoms of severe illnesses in September 2005, and passed away soon afterwards.

Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Xiuying, 66 years old, lived in Qinglian Village, Lingshou Township, Hebei Province and had many illnesses. She started practicing Dafa in 1997 and became very healthy through Dafa practice. She was able to do all kinds of chores around the house and in the field. After the nationwide persecution started in 1999, Ms. Zhang stepped forward to validate Dafa. On her way to Beijing on July 20, 1999, officers from the Nanzhai Township Police Department arrested and tortured her. These evildoing people locked more than 20 people in a small room with the windows and the door shut in the heat of summer. They called out those whom they wanted to interrogate, and beat and kicked them. Several Dafa practitioners held in the room vomited and had diarrhea due to the terrible conditions inside the room. They were released only after they paid extortion money. Zhang Xiuying passed away in March 2005.

Dafa practitioner Ms. Jin Zhilian, 78 years old, lived in Chongli County, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province. She started practicing Dafa in 1997, and experienced great changes. She was cured of high blood pressure and heart disease and was able to walk about ten miles in the mountains to join a group Fa study. She persisted in Dafa practice even after the persecution started on July 20. However, she passed away after her son was sent to a labor camp and she was subjected to intense pressure from various people.

Dafa practitioner Ms. Liu Xiuzhi started practicing Falun Gong in January 1998, and was very diligent with Fa study and doing the exercises. She was cured of chronic atrophic gastritis. She beamed with health and told everyone, "All of my illnesses were cured through practicing Falun Gong! You should practice, too!" However, Ms. Liu experienced great pressure and anguish after the brutal persecution of Dafa started on July 20, 1999, and she passed away on February 12, 2001.