(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Wang Hong and her mother were both Falun Dafa practitioners from Dalian City, Liaoning Province. She died from persecution in September 2002. Prior to this, at the end of November 1999, her mother, Wang Shuhua, died in an accident as she was returning home from visiting her other daughter, also a practitioner, who was detained in a drug rehabilitation center. Xie Yuzhen, Wang Hong's daughter, could not endure the persecution against her family and committed suicide at the end of August 2002.

Ms. Wang Hong, 54 years old, lived on Shidao Street in the Xigang District of Dalian City, Liaoning Province. She suffered from neurasthenia, arthritis and other illnesses. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1994 and her health was quickly restored. She became energetic again. She was taken into custody for going to Beijing to peacefully appeal for Falun Dafa after July 20, 1999, and later released.

Wang Shuhua, Wang Hong's 71-year-old mother, was a practitioner. Her other daughter Wan Yan, also a practitioner, was in custody at the Dalian Drug Rehabilitation Center for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa. On her way home after visiting Wan Yan, she became distracted and was run over by a train on November 24, 1999

Wu Yingnan and other local police officers arrested Ms. Wang Hong around the Spring Festival in 2001. She was tortured and sent to the Dalian Forced Labor Camp for two years. While she was in the labor camp, she was further tortured. For example, she was forced to bend over with her head held close to her thighs, she was slapped in the face, and she was deprived of sleep. The labor camp meals were so poor that she lost over 33 pounds in less than three months.

She was taken to the Dalian Center Hospital for an examination due to chronic coughing. She was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. The doctor asked the police officers, "How come you brought her in so late? Her lungs are full of holes."

The labor camp authorities sent her home within four hours in order to avoid any responsibility for her. Even in such a circumstance, the police still demanded cash, but her family sternly refused. Ms. Wang Hong passed away on September 1, 2002.

Xie Yuzhen, Ms. Wang Hong's 26-year-old daughter, had been living with her mother, and they supported one another. Her mother's impending death and the thought of being alone in the future, in addition to the harassment and intimidation from various officials, finally drove her to the edge. She committed suicide seven days before her mother passed away. These are indeed the most tragic events of our times!

December 18, 2004