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Deng Jianping

42-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner Deng Jianping was from Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. On March 17, 2004 she was abducted from a rental house near the Chengdu North Train Station. She was jailed in Bi County Detention Center. While detained there, she refused to give up her belief in Falun Gong and its principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance," and as a consequence had to endure brutal tortures. She went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution, and more tortures followed. She was tortured to death at 12:30pm on August 11, 2004.

On July 22, while in critical condition, she was sent to the People's Hospital in the Qingyang District. For safety reasons, she had been using aliases. So, the police didn't know her real name. After being on a hunger strike and clarifying the truth about Dafa for an extended period of time, she was physically and mentally exhausted. She fell into a trance and told the police her real name on July 27.

Using her name, the police found out from the Internet that her elder-brother works for the Qingbeijiang Sichuan Chemical Group. They asked her family members to persuade her to stop fasting and to give up her belief. So on August 10, her parents and elder brother were taken to the hospital to visit her. What they saw broke their hearts! Deng Jianping was reduced to a mere skeleton. She couldn't move and was in a trance. Her feet were still in shackles, which weighed several dozen Jins (1 Jin=500 Gram, a little more than 1 pound). Her feet had become deformed due to the weight of the shackles. At the time, it was mid-summer, and in the sweltering heat, she was still wearing the red sweater she had on when she was abducted. She could only lie on her back and couldn't turn over. Most areas of her buttocks were festered and covered with blood. She could only urinate and have bowel movements in bed. She was too weak to respond to her family members. They kept talking to her. Gradually, she started to talk, but she was not in her right mind.

She looked at her mother and said in a thin voice: "You're the Communist Party secretary. You tortured me." Her family immediately questioned the policemen there: "Is this what you called 'treating her nicely and taking good care of her'?" Upon her family request, the doctor came to treat her wounds. She came to and could recognize her parents and her elder brother. She pointed at one young armed policeman and said, "I will sue them. They tortured me." The policeman said, "She is talking nonsense." Her parents refuted him. Seeing that Jianping's life was hanging by a thin thread, her family urged the police to release her. The policeman said, "That's not possible. It takes one to two weeks to review and approve." Her family said, "If she dies here. You have to be held accountable!" The next day (August 11), the police called her elder brother in the morning to notify him that they agreed to grant her bail status and that her family can take her. They immediately hurried to the Chengdu City Police Department Qingyang branch to take care of the paperwork. Then they were taken to the Bi County Detention Center. After waiting for several hours, they were told that Jianping died at 12:30pm that day. At 4:00pm that afternoon, they went to the funeral parlor to see her remains.

Deng Jianping used to be an electrician in the Second Chemical Factory of the Qingbeijiang Sichuan Chemical Group. She then worked as an accountant in another company in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. She began to practice Falun Gong in 1995. Through practicing Falun Gong exercises and following its principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance," all of her previous ailments had disappeared. She enjoyed great benefits, both physically and mentally.

On July 20, 1999, Jiang and his regime launched a brutal persecution campaign against Falun Gong practitioners. Deng Jianping continued her practice. In April 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal to higher authorities for Falun Gong. She was taken to the Tiananman Square Police station. She told the policemen how she benefited so much from practicing Falun Gong and went on a hunger strike. She never told the police her name, address and work place. She was released after 3 days.

Later that year in July, she went to Beijing again to appeal. This time, she went with her niece in 38-degree Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) heat and the scorching sun, they practiced Falun Gong's second exercise "Holding the Law Wheel." They were taken to the Tiananman Square Police station again. The policeman recognized her and said, "You came again, and with a child!" He slapped her on the face. She still clarified truth about Falun Gong to him, and didn't tell him her name. The ferocious policeman softened his attitude a little bit.

She went on a hunger strike. With other detained fellow practitioners, she meditated and studied Fa. The police released her, her niece, and an elder lady from Shangdong Province. The elder lady didn't have any money with her. So Jianping arranged to collect enough money for her traveling expenses. She then returned to Chengdu City, Sichuan Province with her niece.

After returning from Beijing, Jianping devoted herself to disclosing the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners and clarifying truth about Falun Gong to every one.

On February 4, 2002, she was abducted from home by the Chengdu City Police Department First Division. She was jailed at Bi County Detention Center. She refused to tell the police her name. So the Detention Center called her "an anonymous person." She went on a hunger strike for over 20 days and was very weak. The detention center thought she was about to die and took her to the Police station. Thanks to Teacher's guidance, she realized that she needed to get out of the police station with a practitioner's wisdom. She surveyed the surrounding area. Then she pretended she couldn't walk. The policemen eased up on their watch. She kept sending forth righteous thoughts: "I should not stay here to be persecuted. I must get out of here so I can clarify the truth about Dafa. Teacher, please empower me." Then the opportunity came. While one policeman went out to make a phone call, and another policeman went to the restroom, she climbed out of the detention room window using a mop that was hanging on the sewer pipe. She climbed to the rooftop of an adjacent house. There was a utility pole a meter (a little more than 3 feet long) away from that house. She jumped to the utility pole from the rooftop, and climbed down the pole to the ground. A taxi came by. She got on it, and tried to pay for the ride with her coat since she didn't have any money with her. She explained to the cab driver how she benefited greatly from practicing Falun Gong and how she was persecuted because of her belief. The driver was very sympathetic and didn't take her coat. Then she took another cab to go to a fellow practitioner's house. She borrowed money from the practitioner and paid the cab driver double the cab fee. Just like that, even though she was debilitated after going on a hunger strike for over 20 days, she got out of the Detention Center with Teacher's guidance and protection as well as with her righteous thoughts and acts.

In early March 2004, Practitioners Zeng Tao, Cheng Mo, and Li Xiaobo in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province were abducted. Deng Jianping was followed by the police. On March 17, she was abducted from a rental house in a community close to the Chengdu North Train Station. While being jailed in Bi County Detention Center, she was on a hunger strike for a long time and endured all kinds of tortures. She was persecuted to death at 12:30pm on August 11, 2004. We still don't know the details of how she was tortured during her detention in the Bi County Detention Center.