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Mr. Fan Youjun Dies as Result of the Persecution in Hubei Province

August 09, 2008 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Fan Youjun, 56, lived in Jiangchang Town, Tianmen City, Hubei Province. He used to suffer from Hepatitis-B, but after cultivating Falun Gong, his symptoms disappeared. He made his living by running a breakfast booth, and people loved his sincerity. After the persecution began in 1999, evil Party officers harassed and detained him multiple times. He was last arrested on the afternoon of October 23, 2007. Several Domestic Security agents broke into his home and found a Falun Dafa book and some Minghui periodicals, and they detained him immediately. His wife spent nearly ten thousand yuan and tried very hard to get him released, but she only got threatened.

Mr. Fan was arrested as a healthy man, but he was mentally and physically tortured in the detention center. After only several months of mistreatment in detention, he became very weak. He appeared to suffer liver cirrhosis symptoms, and his whole body became swollen. A medical check-up found that he had late-stage liver cancer. The 610 Office refused to release him or let him be treated; instead, they planned to have him sentenced to prison.

Later, his condition worsened, and his life was in danger. A just official in the detention center signed guarantee letter (stating he would be held responsible if Mr. Fan participated in any Falun Gong activities) to allow Mr. Fan be bailed out on medical parole on July 16, 2008. Mr. Fan was checked in to Tianmen City First People's Hospital. On July 29, 2008, only 13 days after he was bailed out, Mr. Fan died.

The same evening Mr. Fan died, officers from the Jiangchang Town Police Station immediately took his body to Tianmen City Funeral Home. They feared Mr. Fan's family would sue them, so they promised to pay the funeral costs and give the family ten thousand yuan. Mr. Fan's family members are innocent farmers. The most they can do is mourn.

Tianmen City 610 Office chairs: Zheng Xianjie (male), and Ni Qigao (male).