Mr. Yang Yushan Dies in Liaoning Province
Mr. Yang Yushan, 76, lived in the Retired Army Officer Home on the Zhuanshan Army Base in Dalian City. In nine years of persecution, Mr. Yang and his wife (also a practitioner) went to Beijing to appeal and validate that Falun Dafa is a good practice. They were threatened and detained in the Dalian City Drug Rehabilitation Center, the Yaojia Detention Center, and the Dalian City Labor Camp. Their home was ransacked many times. Mr. Yang died on September 5, 2008 as a result of both mental and physical injuries.
Mr. Li Changmao Dies in Hubei Province
Mr. Li Changmao, less than 60 years old, lived in Qiting Town, Macheng City, Hubei Province. He began cultivating Falun Dafa in 1995, and both his mind and his body benefited. He was brutally mistreated multiple times. On February 24, 2002, officers from the Songbu Police Station and the Macheng City 610 Office arrested him from his home and sent him to the Shizishan Forced Labor Camp with a one-year term. He was cruelly beaten many times while forced to do slave labor.
At 9 p.m. on June 19, 2008, police from the Macheng City Department, the Domestic Security Division, and the Qiting Station combined forces to ransack his home and arrest him. He suffered the recurrence of an old sickness while being arrested, and he was rushed to the hospital. The Macheng City Domestic Security Division detained him for 15 days in the Second Detention Center after he had recovered just a little bit. On the morning of February 8, 2009, he went out to deliver truth-clarifying materials, and he was found dead by the 106 State Road, about 500 yards away from his home. The direct cause of his death is unknown.