(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Li Bo from Huludao City, Liaoning Province, died on May 9, 2009, at the age of 39 as a result of repeated harassment and persecution.
Ms. Li lived in Wujintang Village, Huangtukan Township, Nanpiao District, Huludao City, Liaoning Province. After she got married in 1990, she suffered from tuberculosis and hyperthyroid. She spent a lot of money for treatments, which caused tremendous financial hardship to the family. One day in the later half of 1997, a practitioner invited her to learn Falun Gong. She began to practice the exercises and her health improved with each passing day. The improvement of her health prompted her to ask her parents to learn Falun Gong. He parents' home became a practice site and the number of practitioners grew from 4 to over 20.
On July 20, 1999, when the Chinese Communist Party began to persecute Falun Gong, a dozen or so practitioners in the village were arrested and fined 500 yuan each. Ms. Li Bo went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong in 2000 and was intercepted in Jinzhou City. She was illegally arrested and taken to Nanpiao and was incarcerated in a detention center and forced labor camp for five and a half months. She was then ordered to be sent to the notorious Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, which refused to take her in because she failed to pass the medical examination. Therefore, she was taken back to Nanpiao. When her family learned about this, they bailed her out for medical treatment but had 2,000 yuan extorted from them.
After that, CCP officials went to her home to harass her on the so-called sensitive days. The local police chief changed very often, and each time they send police officers to practitioners' homes to harass them. Before and after the 2008 Beijing Olympics the police went to Ms. Li's home twice. Also during the CCP's two conferences in 2009: the National People's Congress and the national CCP conference.
On April 20, 2009, the head of the local police department and the director of the village security section ransacked Ms. Li's home and grabbed 8 copies of "Minghui Weekly," 9 VCDs, truth-clarification materials, one exercise cassette tape, as well as 7 bookmarks with the words "Falun Dafa Is Good" and "Zhen Shan Ren (Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance) is good" on them. The following day police officer Xu and the village security officials went to Ms. Li's home a second time. They did not leave until they found out that Ms. Li had been hospitalized.
The repeated harassments put Ms. Li Bo and her family under a lot of pressure. Ms. Li went to the hospital on April 12 and returned home on April 27. She passed away on May 9.
Mr. Li Daiquan, 56 years old, from the Nanpiao District passed away at home on March 20, 2009. On July 20, 1999, and March 13, 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong. In the evening on June 24, 2001, he was arrested by the Shaguotun Township Police Station for writing "Falun Dafa is good" and locked up in a detention center. As a result, he was physically and mentally abused. After being released from the detention center, he wandered around to avoid being arrested again. He was sent home in November 2003 after suffering a stroke. He passed away on May 9, 2009.