Ma Lizhi - 马立志
Mr. Ma Lizhi used to teach at the Adult Education School of Jiaonan City, Shandong Province. Before he took up the practice of Falun Dafa, he suffered from type-B hepatitis and had to ask for long-term sick leave. After he started cultivating Dafa, he recovered quickly and resumed teaching. He was a well respected teacher. Later he was transferred to the Tenth Middle School.
At the end of October 2000, while distributing Dafa truth-clarification materials, Ma was reported to the police, who arrested him and took him to the Tieshanlu Police Station. While in detention there, he was brutally tortured.Seeing he was in extremely poor condition, the police released him in March 2001.
Ma Lizhi's wife worked in the Jiaonan City Meat Factory. In June 2001, then Party Secretary of the meat factory, Ms. Wang Qing, led Wang Huibin (deputy chief of the security department of the factory), and Wang Keyi, a policeman from Tianshanlu Police Station, to Ma's home. Wang Keyi was very vicious. He once beat a practitioner into a coma, then poured cold water on the practitioner and continued beating him after the practitioner regained consciousness. They broke the windows to get into the home. They arrested Mr. Ma's wife and sent her to a brainwashing class to be persecuted. She was not released until August.
During his wife's detention, Ma Lizhi's health deteriorated due to lack of care. He passed away in November 2001, at the age of 37.