Zhang Wanmin - 张万民

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Henan Village, Quanzhuang Town, Yishui County
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Mr. Zhang Wanmin was 66 years old. His home was in Henan Village, Quanzhuang Town, Yishui County, Shandong Province. Before he began cultivation in 1998, he had severe acid stomach illness, and often vomited. After beginning the practice he became well quite quickly.

In 1999, after the persecution of Falun Dafa began, Mr. Zhang was penalized. Since he firmly practiced Falun Dafa, the authorities harassed him and levied several "fines" on him, totaling 1,300 yuan. In the winter of 2000, Quanzhuang Town Politics and Law Committee secretary Min Xiangyu subjected Mr. Zhang Wanmin to physical punishment, forcing him to squat on the floor for a long time. The Quanzhuang Town judiciary officials required that the practitioners check with them twice daily. In that same period they monitored the practitioners for five months.

Mr. Zhang was arrested and taken to the brainwashing center several times. Living under constant threats, he was always tense. In the spring of 2001, he went to check in with the local authorities. Because he was late, the local deputy Party secretary, Chen Yongdong, scolded him and ordered him to curse Master and Dafa. Mr. Zhang didn't comply, so Chen Yongdong made him stand for a long time. Following Mr. Zhang's release, he experienced heart problems.

Having endured horrendous mental torment and physical abuse, a year later, on October 22, 2002, Mr. Zhang Wanmin had a severe heart attack and died.