Eleven Practitioners Who Died as a Result of the Persecution in Hebei Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Wang Shaodong, 25 years old, was from Huolongdian Village, Changzhuang Town, Yanshan County, Cangzhou City in Hebei Province. He first learned Falun Gong in 1996 and had very good health thereafter. In December 1999, he went to appeal in Beijing and was arrested. He suffered from beatings, torture and mental abuse. The torture caused him to have a mental breakdown. After he was released, he studied the Fa and did the exercises again and basically recovered. In 2001, he took a train to find a job in another place. On the train, the police searched him against his will. They found his copy of Zhuan Falun and detained and tortured him again. His just-recovered mental status could not bear another round of abuse and he again suffered a breakdown. Additionally, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. In November 2003, Mr. Wang Shaodong passed away.
Mr. Wang Shaodong's grandmother was 84 years old. She had a stroke. After practicing Falun Gong, she recovered. Since Mr. Wang's whole family practiced Falun Gong, the local police station often dispatched police to his home to harass them. The grandmother was under constant threat and harassment. The loss of her grandson Wang Shaodong caused her deep sorrow, and she passed away in August 2004.
Ms. Li Wenjun, 55 years old, was from Zhouqingzhuang Village, Lvqiao Town, Huanghua City of Hebei Province. She went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong and was arrested. She was detained at Cangzhou Second Detention Center. Later on, she was sentenced to forced labor, but the labor camp refused to accept her because her blood pressure was too high. The police from Huanghua City Public Security Bureau took her back to Huanghua City Detention Center and continued the persecution. Ms. Li went on a hunger strike to protest the maltreatment. She suffered from brutal force-feeding and beatings. Her health was devastated. She was released after being extorted out of 5,000 yuan. The local 610 Office, police and government officials never stopped harassing and threatening her. It caused a lot of mental pressure on her and Ms. Li passed away in February 2004.
Ms. Liu Yuxia, 53 years old, lived at East #75 Dajing of Dongluo Town, Shanhaiguan District, Qinghuangdao City in Hebei Province. She began practicing Falun Dafa in October 1995. She became very healthy, as all of her diseases disappeared. In July 1999, Jiang and his followers started the persecution of Falun Gong. On December 26, 1999, Ms. Liu went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. On the way, the police arrested her and detained her in Qinghuangdao City First Detention Center for half a month. She was severely tortured and had difficulty relieving herself, and her body was swollen. After she was released and went back home, the police never stopped harassing her. She passed away at the end of September 2001.
Ms. Ding Shuyi, 60 years old, is from Xuzhuang Village, Donggang Town, Haigang District, Qinghuangdao City in Hebei Province. Before she practiced Falun Gong, she had several kinds of rheumatism and her body felt so painful that she was unable to take care herself. After she started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997, her diseases were gone. After the persecution of Falun Gong started, she went to Beijing to appeal in December 1999. She was arrested and detained at Tutaizi Detention Center in Haigang District for one month. Afterward, she was repeatedly picked up by the police and sent to brainwashing centers, where she was subjected to persecution. The authorities often went to her home to harass her. It caused extreme mental pressure and later she was diagnosed with liver cancer. She passed away on June 14, 2003.
Mr. Yang Shangyun, 59 years old, lived at Building 15 of Gongren New Village, Shanhaiguan District, Qinghuangdao City in Hebei Province. In July 1999, Jiang and his followers started the persecution of Falun Gong and Mr. Yang's cultivation environment was severely affected. The police went to his home many times to harass him and his family. His son and daughter in law were detained for practicing Falun Gong. Under the tremendous pressure, Mr. Yang had a heart attack and never fully recovered. He passed away on October 2, 1999.
Ms. Shen Zhihua, 64 years old, lived at #3 Xisantiao, Shanhaiguan District, Qinghuangdao City in Hebei Province. After practicing Falun Gong, her diseases were gone and she became healthy. In July 2000, she was detained for ten days for practicing Falun Gong. In December 2000, her husband was detained and extorted out of 1,000 yuan. She was under constant harassment and became ill. She passed away on April 5, 2002.
Ms. Gao Shuxiang, 81 years old, was a practitioner from Caiyuan village, Bazhou City in Hebei Province. She started to practice Falun Gong in 1996 and became very healthy. When the persecution of Falun Gong started in 1999, her daughter was sentenced to a forced labor camp and her son was detained in a detention center. Both children were persecuted for practicing Falun Gong. The perpetrators went to her home very often to harass and threaten her. She passed away on October 4, 2003 due to the trauma.
Ms. Xu Fenglan, 80 years old, was a practitioner from Chicheng County, Zhangjiakou City of Hebei Province. Since the persecution of Falun Gong started in July 1999, her family members who are Falun Gong practitioners were detained and sent to brainwashing centers or forced labor camps. Ms. Xu lived under prolonged and huge difficulty. She passed away on March 27, 2003.
Ms. Hou Suxia, 50 years old, lived at Dongertiao of Shanhaiguan District, Qinghuangdao City in Hebei Province. Before she practiced Falun Gong, she was diagnosed with late stage liver cirrhosis ascites. Her family was preparing for the worst upon seeing that she was on the verge of dying. Her sister came from Changchun to visit her and introduce Falun Gong to her. Ms. Hou obtained Falun Dafa and started to practice. Several days after she returned home, she became healthy. Due to the persecution, Ms. Hou's cultivation environment was seriously affected and she passed away on January 13, 2002.
Ms. He Shufen, 67 years old, lived at No. 15612 Tiexin Street, Shanhaiguan District, Qinghuangdao City in Hebei Province. She had heart disease and was often hospitalized. After practicing Falun Gong, her health improved. In July 1999, the persecution of Falun Gong started and her cultivation environment was affected. She passed away in 2002.
April 18, 2005