Two Practitioners Die as a Result of Persecution (Photo)
Ms. Li Fengmei Dies as a Result of Persecution in Tianjin
Ms. Li Fengmei, 60, lived in the Tanggu District in Tianjin City. She began cultivating Falun Gong in 1996, and her severe stomach disease was cured soon after. She benefited from the practice both mentally and physically. After the persecution started in 1999, she firmly believed that Falun Gong had been wronged. She went to Beijing to tell the government how she had benefited from practicing Falun Gong, but local police arrested her and took her back to her hometown. They detained her for 15 days in the Tanggu District Detention Center.
Ms. Li Fengmei
At the beginning of 2001, local police arrested her and took her to be brainwashed for one month in a brainwashing center located in the Tanggu District Drug Rehabilitation Center.
In April 2005, police arrested her again while she was talking to people about Falun Gong and sentenced her to 18 months of forced labor. She was imprisoned in the Banqiao Forced Labor Camp, where she suffered from severe abdominal edema. She was released for medical treatment after a few months.
In 2007, police arrested her again and detained her in the Tanggu District Detention Center. Ms. Li Fengmei passed away on August 30, 2009.
Mr. Zhu Zhijun Dies in Wuhan City, Hubei Province
Mr. Zhu Zhijun, 73, lived in the Hanyang District in Wuhan City. At the end of 1999, after the persecution began, the Erqiao Community Administration and 610 Office agents arrested Mr. Zhu and locked him up for four years in Qinduankou Prison. He was mentally and physically harmed while in prison. Even after he returned home, local agents kept monitoring and harassing him. He passed away on May 1, 2009.
Written on September 28, 2009