4,974 Confirmed Dead
The true death toll is higher, but due to strict censorship in China, many cases remain unreported or require further investigation.
Death Case Charts and Graphs - Analysis by Region, Year, and Age
Death List - Practitioners Confirmed Dead as a
Result of the Persecution
At least 4,974 practitioners are confirmed to have died in the persecution of Falun Gong. Their names are listed below. Links are provided to summary statistical data, as well as to brief summaries for each of the confirmed death cases listed.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) keeps tight-fisted control over details of the persecution, so many thousand more death cases remain unconfirmed. When the truth is told and a final tally is made in years to come, the total number of deaths and other casualties could be shockingly high.
For example, an independent report prepared by two prominent Canadians (David Kilgour, Canada's longest serving Member of Parliament and former Secretary of State for Asia Pacific, and David Matas, a human rights lawyer well known for his work related to the Holocaust) comes to the shocking conclusion that mass organ-harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners has taken place over the last several years. It appears that tens of thousands of practitioners have been custom-killed for their organs. The illicitly harvested hearts, livers, lungs, corneas (and more) were sold at huge profits to unwitting transplant patients, many from outside China. Meanwhile, the practitioners' murdered bodies were quietly and quickly cremated to destroy the evidence. (Bloody Harvest - Revised Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China http://organharvestinvestigation.net/)
The persecution of Falun Gong reaches almost every corner of the country, with deaths confirmed in virtually every one of China's provinces, autonomous regions and province-level municipalities.
In addition to the deaths, over 100,000 have been sentenced to forced labor camps. Many thousand mentally-healthy practitioners have been locked up in psychiatric hospitals, brutally beaten, and drugged into submission with anti-psychotic drugs. Huge numbers have been forced into brainwashing sessions organized to coerce them to renounce their beliefs. Tens of thousands have been detained, jailed and/or imprisoned.
Torture is widespread and systematic, ordered by top Party officials to help wipe out the practice. Police and CCP officials at all levels routinely extort huge sums from those they threaten and arrest, and their families.
Countless families have been broken up, and countless practitioners dare not return to their homes, wanting to avoid arrest and to protect their families and friends from the CCP's guilt-by-association policy.
Hopefully, the horrific experiences and graphic photos presented here will lead all those who read them to stand up and speak out to help stop the persecution of Falun Gong.
Death case distribution by province
Death case distribution by year
Death case distribution by age