Wei Jianhui - 危建辉

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Shaowu City
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Case Description:
Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Wei Jianhui recovered from a terminal illness through Falun Gong practice. After the persecution of Falun Gong began, he was illegally detained and harassed many times, which finally resulted in his death in September 2004. When Mr. Wei's mother, Ms. Yu Meiying, went to appeal for justice for Falun Gong, she was subsequently arrested. Eventually, following her son's death and her daughter's second imprisonment following a four year jail term, Ms. Yu could no longer stand the sustained attacks on her family, and she died in December 2004.

Mr. Wei Jianhui was a resident of Shaowu City, Fujian Province. He was diagnosed with liver cancer, serious tracheitis and asthma. His doctors gave him only three months to live at that point. After starting to practice Falun Gong, his symptoms disappeared. In 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong. On his way there, he was stopped by the police and escorted back to his hometown, where authorities detained and persecuted him for a number of months before allowing him to be released on bail. In 2001, local police officials detained him again for two weeks. Later that same year they sent him to a brainwashing center. After he was released from the brainwashing center, police officers often went to his home to harass him. Mr. Wei's psychological and physical states were both critically damaged by this persecution. He lived in constant terror until his death in September 2004.