Daqing City Elementary School Teacher Mr. Shi Fugui Dies As a Result of Persecution
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Shi Fugui, a teacher from the Changqing Elementary School in Daqing City, found that his diabetes and other illnesses disappeared after he began practicing Falun Gong in August 1998. He was however, subjected to persecution after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999. He was held in custody and lived away from home for a total of three years. He died on August 23, 2009, at age 58.
In December 1999, Mr. Shi's wife traveled to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong. Police station officer Zhang Guangpeng made phone calls to harass and pressure Mr. Shi, who gave up practicing Falun Gong out of fear of persecution. He resumed the practice in September 2004.
Six officers from the Ranghulu District Police Department broke into Mr. Shi's home on the afternoon of June 4, 2005. They asked Mr. Shi where his daughter-in-law was. They took away Mr. Shi and two women practitioners who were visiting Mr. Shi at home. The police interrogated Mr. Shi and attempted to extract information to find out who his daughter-in-law had contact with. They abused him until 2:00 a.m. the next day and then took him to the Longfeng District Detention Center. Mr. Shi's diabetes relapsed, and he suffered from high blood sugar. Because of his poor condition, the detention center refused to admit him. Police officer Liu Yang persuaded the center to admit him through his connections with the officials.
Mr. Shi was released after having been held for 17 days at the detention center, but he dared not return home. He lived away from home, moving from place to place, for three years. The police often looked for him and harassed his family. Due to the mental pressure, his life was troubled. His health was poor, and he contracted tuberculosis. He often vomited blood and became thinner and thinner. Two hospitalizations that cost over 50,000 yuan did not cure his diseases.
Even when Mr. Shi was on the verge of death, the local police harassed him at home on August 22, 2009. He died the next day.