Zhang Lixing - 张立兴
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Mr. Zhang Lixing, 67, was from Dazhuangjia Village, Xinzhuang Town, Zhaoyuan City, Shandong province. After 1994 he started practicing Falun Gong. He gave up his smoking, drinking, and violent tendencies. His family lived in harmony for the first time. Since the persecution started on July 20, 1999, Mr. Zhang and his wife, their son, three daughters, and son-in-laws were abducted and detained many times. His eldest and second eldest daughters were forced to become homeless. While homeless, his eldest daughter was abducted and sentenced to a ten-year prison term. Also, no one knew his second daughter's whereabouts for many years. His eldest son-in-law was sentenced to prison for five years. Under the brutal persecution, Mr. Zhang passed away in January 2005.
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