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85-Year-Old Mr. Zhang Liyun Dies As a Result of Persecution

October 16, 2009 |  

Name: Zhang Liyun (张理郧)
Gender: Male
Age: 85
Address: Shuanghulu Community, Huixing Street, Yubei District, Chongqing City
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: September 26, 2009
Date of Most Recent Arrest: June 18, 2009
Most recent place of detention: Huixing Police Station (回兴派出所)
City: Chongqing
Persecution Suffered: Home Ransacked, Detention

(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Zhang Liyun, 85, had been a Falun Gong practitioner for more than ten years and always forged ahead diligently. After the CCP began to persecute Falun Gong, he overcame the inconvenience of old age and often distributed Falun Gong fliers and clarified the facts about Falun Gong.

Around 11 a.m. on June 18, 2009, while he was promoting Falun Gong around the Shuanghulu Community, he was arrested by eight officers from the Huixing Police Station. He kept explaining about the persecution of Falun Gong to the officers, and at 6 p.m. on the same day, he was released. Only after he returned home did he learn that the police had searched his home and seized portraits of the founder of Falun Dafa, Dafa books and materials, his ID card, a cellphone, and other items.

Several days later, he went to the police station to demand the return of his cell phone, but the officers railed at him. About a month later, without going through any legal proceedings, the police station officials issued a sentence of "one year of forced labor to be served outside the labor camp under surveillance."

Due to persecution by the CCP, this 85-year-old man's health became worse and worse. He developed bladder stones and went into renal failure. Medical treatment was ineffective. He passed away on September 26, 2009.

Written on October 10, 2009