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After Ms. Gao Rongrong's Death, Her Family Members Continue to Suffer Persecution (Photos)

October 09, 2008 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Gao Rongrong's parents have lived with their daughter (who is Ms. Gao's sister) in Beijing for a while. In the middle of August 2008, under the suggestion of their former neighbors in Shenyang City, Ms. Gao's mother went back to Shenyang to repair her house. When Ms. Gao's mother completed the repairs, she left to return to her hometown of Beijing. While the 76-year-old woman tried to travel, she was stopped at one of the train or bus checks that were being conducted because of the Beijing Olympic Games. She was stuck in Shenyang and could not return home to Beijing.

Photos of Ms. Gao Rongrong

During the Olympic Games, the names of Liaoning Falun Gong practitioners and the people victimized in the Yilishen incident [The biggest deception case in China under the operation of Communist officials colluding with CCP businessmen. 1.2 million people are victimized by losing 20 billion yuan. The people went to appeal have been threatened and harshly treated] were entered into government computers. When those people attempted to buy a ticket at a transportation station they had to show their identification cards. An officers said to Ms. Gao's mother, "People involved in the Yilishen incident and Falun Gong practitioners are not allowed to buy tickets." Before entering a bus, all passengers must show their identification cards at the security checks. As soon as they are identified in the government database, the security officers stop them. Thus, Ms. Gao Rongrong's mother was unable to leave the city of Shenyang.

After Ms. Gao Rongrong was tortured to death on June 16, 2005, Ms. Gao Rongrong's parents and sister went to several government departments to ask for an investigation into Rongrong's death; however, they did not receive any response. Ms. Gao Rongrong's father, who is about 80, became seriously ill because he could not endure the stress of all that had happened. Ms. Gao Rongrong's mother is too old to take care him, so the couple traveled to the home of another daughter who lives in Beijing. Although officers of their residential police station in Shenyang and the 610 Office officers knew about the elderly couple's travel plans they continued to monitor the elderly couple.

Earlier, Ms. Gao Rongrong had been sent to a forced labor camp, where guards tortured her repeatedly burning her face with electric batons on May 7, 2004. Her situation became known throughout the world. On October 5, 2004, a kind person helped Ms. Gao Rongrong escape from the hospital while she was under arrest.

However, on May 3, 2005, Ms. Gao Rongrong was again arrested by police officers. Before Rongrong died, the officers of Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp of Shenyang City, Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, Judicature Office and Forced Labor Bureau of Liaoning Province, told to her family in a similar way, "It's okay. If anyone kills Gao Rongrong that person will be caught and punished. Don't waste your time coming to us. Go home and wait. We haven't heard anything from our top level authorities yet. Ms. Gao Rongrong will be fine." Ms. Gao Rongrong, just 37 years old, died while in the custody of CCP agents on June 16, 2005.

Not only did the Chinese Communist Party agents persecute Ms. Gao Rongrong, her niece, who obtained a visa to attend school in Canada, is not allowed to leave China because her name is on a National Security Bureau blacklist.

We appeal to the international community to pay attention to the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and their family members in China.