Falun Gong Practitioners Ms. Liu Yuxia and Ms. Bai Chunhua Die as Result of Persecution
Ms. Liu Yuxia Dies in Taihe County, Anhui Province
Ms. Liu Yuxia lived in the Xiaoliying Village, Balijiang Group, Santa Town, Taihe County, Anhui Province. On May 21, 2009, she was arrested by officer Li Hu from the Santa Town Police Station when passing out truth clarifying materials, together with fellow practitioners Ms. Jiang Xiumin and Ms. Sun Xiuyun. They were taken to the Santa Police Station. Ms. Liu's complexion was dark blue as a result of low oxygen in the blood caused by her heart disease. After three days the police were afraid of her dying in custody, so they decided to release her. However, they demanded 1,000 yuan from her family first. Ms. Jiang Xiumin and Ms. Sun Xiuyun were taken to the Taihe County Detention Center.
The local police never left Ms. Liu alone, and they demanded that she submit the results of her physical check-up, and threatened to take her into custody at any time. Ms. Liu was severely abused both mentally and physically, and her whole body was swollen. She died on November 6, 2009.
Ms. Bai Chunhua Dies in Tianjin City
Ms. Bai Chunhua, around 65 years old, lived near Dingzigu Community, Hongqiao District, Tianjin City. She was arrested in November 2007 while passing out truth clarifying materials. The police ransacked her home, took her Falun Dafa books, and sentenced her to one year in a forced labor camp. Although she was released at the end of 2008, the police constantly harassed her. She died on the afternoon of August 5, 2009.