Liu Xiaorong - 李小荣

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Daqing City
Daqing Petroleum Company
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Li Xiaorong, male, 41, was an employee of the Daqing Petroleum Company.

On December 1, 2000, Li Xiaorong and several other Dafa practitioners left for Beijing to validate Dafa, arriving at Tiananmen Square on December 4. Shortly after they unfurled a banner and shouted "Falun Dafa is Good," they were arrested. Later they were taken back to a local police station, where they were illegally detained for over 100 days. Before Li was arrested, he weighed about 166 pounds and was very healthy. During the detention, Li went on hunger strikes several times in protest. By the time Li was released on March 21, 2001, he weighed only 66 pounds and had lost the ability to care for himself. When asked by the authorities if he would still practice Dafa, Li answered, "Yes!"

Because Li's wife Xu Shufen (also a Dafa practitioner) was in detention at the time, Li's 72-year-old mother had to take care of Li, in addition to looking after Li's son, a 6th grader. Li never recovered, even after coming home. He lost his appetite and had difficulty breathing. Moreover, he had scabies all over his body. Even so, the local police wouldn't spare him. They frequently called Li and forced him to report to the local police station. In addition to enduring enormous physical pain, Li had to bear huge mental pressure as well.

On December 14, 2001, Li Xiaorong passed away in a hospital.

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