(Clearwisdom.net) Dafa practitioner Li Jinyu was a farmer in Pingjiang County, Yueyang City, Hunan Province. He was repeatedly persecuted and his cancer returned as a result. He passed away on May 17, 2001. Local authorities continue to illegally arrest and persecute Dafa practitioners. More details follow.

Mr. Li Jinyu, 60, was a farmer in the Xiangyang Village, Hongqiao Town, Pingjiang County. He suffered from urinary bladder cancer and had found no cure even though he had spent lots of money on medical care. In 1998, however, he started practicing Falun Dafa. Within several months all his diseases disappeared. He was very grateful to the Teacher. All of his family members were so happy and knew that Falun Gong was wonderful.

The persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999. The local authorities went to harass practitioners in their homes. They held brainwashing "classes" three times and fined practitioners 500 yuan each. They tried to force practitioners to give up their practice of Falun Gong. Li Jinyu said, "If I didn't practice Falun Gong, I would have died a long time ago." Because he didn't give up, authorities ransacked his home and monitored his movements. He was illegally detained for fifteen days. They stole 70 yuan from him and extorted 200 yuan for "expenses."

After he was released, he continued practicing Falun Gong. Not long after, he was detained again and held in the local County Custodial Center for 42 days. He was fined 700 yuan. He continued practicing after being released. The policemen from the local station went to his home many times and illegally searched his house. His family members were very scared and bore a lot of pressure.

Due to the repeated harassment and persecution from the local perpetrators for more than one year, Li Jinyu had a relapse and passed away on May 17, 2005.

Authorities in Pingjiang County continue arresting and persecuting Dafa practitioners. At about 5:00 a.m. on May 24, 2006, Policeman Li Jianzhou from the National Security Brigade and others followed and captured Dafa practitioner Li Yanru. On August 4, Xiang Luogen, director of the Birth Control Office ( Temporary Political Commissar at the time) in Yukou Township Pingjiang County, together with a group of perpetrators and policemen under the lead of Fang Daguo, director of the local police station, broke into the home of Dafa practitioner Jiang Xianyan. They accused her of being "anti-party." They smashed and broke open cupboards and cabinets and took her away by force. Policeman Fang Daguo left but returned and stole two deposit receipts from Jiang's father, one for thirteen thousand yuan and the other for sixty thousand yuan.

Persons and organizations directly responsible:

610 Office in Pingjiang County 86-730-6224345
Pan Jiancheng, deputy Party secretary of the County Political and Legal Committee (in charge of 610 Office): 86-13327303555 (Cell)
Li Jianzhou from the National Security Brigade: 86-730-6288358
Custodial Station in Pingjiang County: 86-730-6288410
Xiang Luogen from the Birth Control Office in Wukou Town: 86-13575051803 (Cell)
Fang Daguo, director of the Police Sub-station in Wukou Town: 86-13787848919 (Cell)

The following people we can clarify truth to:

Section chief Mao: 86-730-6236418, 86-13786076789 (Cell)
Director Wang: 86-13574012345 (Cell)
Zeng Yongfa, deputy county director: 86-730-6224187, 86-13874006668 (Cell)
County Governor Wang: 86-13907404879 (Cell)
Deputy county governor, Zhang Xiande: 86-13974005777 (Cell)
Party secretary of the county, Xu Xinqi: 86-13874000999 (Cell)