Thirteen Falun Dafa Practitioners' Deaths from Torture Confirmed in March 2007 (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) In March 2007, it was confirmed that thirteen Falun Dafa practitioners in China died as a direct result of torture. Among these practitioners, nine died during January and February 2007 and the other four died in March. The victims were four females, with five of them over 50 years of age, and included a judge, an engineer, a trade union president, farmers, workers, credit clerks, retirees, a young mother and ordinary residents. The youngest practitioners were Ms. Xu Hongmei from Qiqihar City in Heilongjiang Province, and Ms. Wang Hongnan from Anshan City in Liaoning Province. They were both 37 years old. Five were from Heilongjiang Province, three from Liaoning, one from Jilin, one from Shandong, one from Guizhou, one from Jiangxi Province and one from Beijing City.
They all died as a result of inhuman torture by the Chinese Communist regime, simply because they wanted to be good persons, speak the truth, and follow the principles of Falun Dafa -- "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." The brutal aspects of these cases of persecution would shock anyone. On February 27, 2007, two practitioners were tortured to death by the police in Qiqihar City to obtain a "confession," including names of other practitioners and an agreement to give up their belief and practice of Falun Dafa. At least five of the practitioners died refusing to give up their beliefs in Falun Dafa. They suffered from ruthless brainwashing and brutal torture. They were given unknown drugs causing numbness in their extremities, loss of control over bladder and bowels, memory loss, hallucinations and loss of lucidity.
Over the past years, the Chinese Communist regime has ruthlessly tried to control and cover up the truth of their persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners. However, the information has continued to flow out of China, showing that the Communist Party has never stopped its inhuman torture of Falun Dafa practitioners since the persecution began on July 20, 1999. Clearwisdom records show that more than 3,013 Falun Dafa practitioners in China have been confirmed as having been persecuted to death. There are many more cases of practitioners missing, and investigations are underway into the deaths of other practitioners.
Ms. Xu Hongmei and Ms. Shen Zili
Practitioners Ms. Xu Hongmei and Ms. Shen Zili died on the same day, as a result of torture.
Ms. Xu Hongmei
Ms. Shen Zili
(For more information about Ms. Xu Hongmei and Ms. Shen Zili please refer to: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2007/3/3/83189.html)
At about 4:00 p.m. on January 13, 2007, police officers led by Yi Zhanhui, of the Qingyunjie Police Station in Qiqihar City, broke into a house and illegally arrested practitioners Ms. Xu Hongmei, Ms. Shen Zili and Ms. Hou Yaqian. They had been previously forced to leave their homes to avoid being arrested and persecuted. Yi Zhanhui dragged Ms. Xu Hongmei down the stairs from the fourth floor to the ground floor. When Ms. Xu Hongmei shouted, "Falun Dafa Is Good!" the policemen kicked and punched her.
At the Qingyunjie Police Station, the police tried to force confessions from the practitioners using various cruel torture methods. Ms. Xu Hongmei was tied to a bed with her legs and arms stretched far apart. The officers hung her upside down four times and upright once. Finally, she lost consciousness. Yi Zhanhui poured cold water on her to awaken her, so they could continue to torture her. She was then locked up in an iron cage. Ms. Shen Zili was taped to a chair. The thugs grabbed her hair and slammed her head against the wall until she passed out. They continued to beat her when she came to, using various torture methods.No matter what methods the police officers used attempting to obtain a confession and information that would lead to the arrest of more practitioners, Ms. Shen Zili and Ms. Xu Hongmei would not give in. Ms. Shen and Ms. Xu were on the verge of death on January 18, when the police transferred them to Qiqihar Detention Center.
Ms. Shen Zili, Ms. Xu Hongmei and Ms. Hou Yaqie were arrested without any legal process by the policemen from the Qingyunjie Police Station. Their families were anxiously looking for them, but when they inquired about their whereabouts at the Qingyunjie Police Station, the police asked, "Who told you they are detained here?" Ms. Shen Zili and Ms. Xu Hongmei's families begged for help getting the practitioners released at the Qiqihar City 610 Office, the Qingyunjie Police Station and Longsha Police Sub-bureau. The police behaved badly. Gong Yanhui, director of the Qingyunjie Police Station, used every excuse to avoid meeting with the families and deliberately made things as difficult as possible.
On the afternoon of February 27, 2007, Ms Xiu Hongmei and Ms. Shen Zili were sent to the No. 2 Hospitial of Qiqihar City on the verge of death, still handcuffed and shackled. As a direct result of the torture by lawless policemen Yi Kanhui and Zhou Huanyu, Ms. Xu Hongmei and Ms. Shen Zili suffered serious internal injuries. Both practitioners were unconscious, coughing and spitting up blood, and had muscle nerve twitches, edema, and damage and/or failure of five internal organs. Their blood pressure had dropped to 40 mm Hg, they vomited up everything fed to them, and they were emaciated.
After medical personnel injected them with protein drugs both of them looked dull, could not breathe and lost consciousness. Tiantian, Ms. Xu's 9-year old daughter, cried because her mother didn't recognize her.
Ms. Xu Hongmei and Ms. Shen Zili died at 4:30 p.m. and 8:50 p.m., February 27, 2007, respectively. They died less than two weeks after the day they were abducted. Ms. Xu Hongmei was only 37 and Ms. Shen Zili was 49.
Tiantian was arrested at the same time as her father and mother. She was under house arrest, living through the horror of being forcibly deprived of her parents' loving care. She grew up in an environment of discrimination, her mother now dead and father still being held at Tailai Prison. Tiantian could only stay with her aging grandmother and does not understand why her father and mother were detained for being good people. She does not understand why the police murdered her mother.
Ms. Xu Hongmei's daughter Tiantian
Ms. Xu Hongmei's husband Mr. Sun Weimin who is still illegally held at the Tailai Prison
Known Cases of Unknown Drugs Being Administered To Practitioners Who Refuse To Give Up Their Beliefs
(Please refer to: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2007/3/16/83571.html)
Ms. Zou Yongping, 54, was the head of the workers' union at the Xinbin County Medicine Administrative Bureau. Ms. Zou went to Beijing many times to appeal for justice for Falun Gong and to clarify the truth after the persecution began on July 20, 1999. She was arrested and detained at Xinbin County Detention Center more times than one can count. Ms. Zou was seen as a "key" person by the Xinbin 610 Office. She was detained many times, fined, and twice taken to a forced labor camp. She was detained once at Fushun City Forced Labor Camp and once at Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. As a result of torture at the labor camps, Zou Yongping developed symptoms of high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases and mental trauma, which caused her to act abnormally. In 2005, Masanjia Forced Labor Camp released Ms. Zou on bail for medical treatment to avoid responsibility for her condition. Ms. Zou never recovered. On October 28, 2006, her body was discovered along a road to Matang Village in Xinbin County.
(Please refer to: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2007/3/21/83745.html)
Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhao Wenpeng, in his forties, and was from Guiyang City in Guizhou Province. In August of 2006, Liu Suzhi, chairman of the Workers Union in the Guiyang Postal and Telecommunications Equipment Factory, reported Mr. Zhao Wenpeng to the police. Mr. Zhao was taken away by the police and brought to Yuanyan District Detention Center in Guiyang City. Mr. Zhao suffered all kinds of brutal torture at the detention center. He developed edema all over his body in just a few months. The torture left a big wound on the side of his left thigh, which continually oozed pus. Zhao Wenpeng was transferred to the Guiyang City Police Hospital for so-called "treatment" by the authorities. After the police doctor gave him a checkup, he said Mr. Zhao had diabetes. The "treatments" of injections and drugs only made Mr. Zhao Wenpeng's health deteriorate even more rapidly. He developed acro-anesthesia [numbness of limbs], incontinence and other disorders during these treatments. Mr. Zhao Wenpeng died at the Guiyang City Police Hospital on March 7, 2007.
(Please refer to: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2007/3/14/83507.html)
Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhou Zuofu, 57, was an employee of Ruichang City Linen Factory in Jinagxi Province. He was arrested eight times by the police and the Ruichang City 610 Office. He was illegally detained, subjected to brainwashing and sentenced to forced labor. His weight dropped from 150 pounds to 90 pounds and he became extremely weak from long-term torture at Majialong Labor Camp. This still failed to extinguish Mr. Zhou's faith in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The guards put poison in his food. The ongoing tortures severely damaged his mind and body, causing him to suffer a mental collapse. Mr. Zhou died at about 6 o'clock on March 6, 2007.
Crimes Committed at Jilin Prison
(Please refer to: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2007/4/4/84213.html)
Nine Falun Gong practitioners were tortured to death, including Mr. Liu Chengjun, Mr. Zhang Jianhua, Mr. Cui Weidong, Mr. Wei Xiushan, Mr. He Yuanhui, Mr. Hao Yingqiang, Mr. Lei Ming, Mr. Sun Changde and Mr. Wang Qibo. The following is information about the persecution of Wang Qibo:
Mr. Wang Qibo was an employee of a credit union in Yangshulin Village, Nong'an County, Jilin Province. His wife, Sun Shiying, was an elementary school teacher. They often quarreled before they took up the practice of Falun Gong. Sun Shiying previously suffered from gastric ulcers and a duodenal ulcer that had not improved even after long-term treatment. After learning Falun Gong, they practiced the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" at every turn. They measured their actions and looked inward when encountering conflicts. Their family became more and more harmonious and Sun Shiying's diseases were cured without medical treatment. The whole family lived in a peaceful atmosphere.
After the persecution began, Wang Qibo was arrested and badly beaten many times. On February 28, 2000, the police again arrested Wang Qibo and brought him to the police station. Jiang Ximing and others brutally beat him that evening. They then illegally detained him at the Nong'an County Detention Center for several days. Mr. Wang was then transferred to the Weizigou Forced Labor Camp in Changchun.
On July 6, 2001, Wang Qibo's son was arrested for distributing Falun Gong flyers and was detained by a plainclothes police officer. Later, six to seven police officers went to the senior Wang's home to arrest him, but Mr. Wang refused to open the door. Police officers Wang Mingzhang and Wang Pangzi pried open the window and broke into the house. Since Wang Qibo and Su Shiying did not cooperate with the unreasonable demands of the police, Jiang Xingzhou started to drag them by their hair. Mr. Wang's second sister (a non-practitioner) saw that Wang Qibo was being beaten and she argued with the police. She was also forcibly taken away by the police.
On July 13, 2002, Wang Ping, director of the Yangshulin Police Station, led former chief Wu of the police bureau in Guo County and two armed policemen to go to Wang Qibo's home. The police had no answer when people asked why they were arresting Wang Qibo. They brought Wang Qibo to the detention center at Guo County for illegal detainment. At the end of the year, Mr. Wang was illegally and secretly sentenced to seven years in prison. He was sent to the Jilin Provincial Prison. There, he was cruelly tortured in various ways, including long periods in an isolated cell. At around 9:50 a.m. on March 28, 2007, Mr. Wang passed away at the age of 47. His body was cremated by the prison authorities, without his family's consent, on March 29, 2007.
Jilin Prison transported Mr. Wang's remains to Huniugou Funeral Parlor. There was a car with a registration plate with the words "Justice" and a police car with more than a dozen police officers. Present was Liu Zhenyu, deputy head of the Jilin Justice Department, in Jiling Province.
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