Tang Xiangshui - 唐相水

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Panzhihua City
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Case Description:
Mr. Tang Xiangshui, fifty-nine years old, was an automobile engineer at the Lanjian Mine, a Mining Company affiliated with the Panzhihua Steel Limited Corporation, Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province. He began practicing Falun Gong in 1998 and recovered from multiple diseases. During his trip to Yunnan Province in December 1999, the police searched his body and packages at the Kunming Train Station and confiscated his Dafa books and exercise tapes. They roughly handcuffed him, detained him, and cruelly persecuted him. Later, they notified the Public Security Department at his workplace to take him back and continue to persecute him. The Public Security Department extorted five hundred yuan from him, threatened him, forced him to write a guarantee statement, searched his home and confiscated all his audiotapes. Tang persisted in his cultivation. The staff of the Public Security Department at his workplace came to his house and fiercely pounded on the door. They harassed him for an extended period and monitored his phone conversations. Tang's body and mind were severely harmed and his illnesses recurred. Tang Xiangshui passed away on the morning of July 6, 2004.