(Clearwisdom.net) After having suffered endless persecution, practitioner Ms. Jiang Shufang from Changchun City, Jilin Province, died on March 2, 2005. Her death was a result of injuries she received from electric shocks administered by police and exhaustion. Her younger brother Jiang Yong was persecuted to death on July 2, 2004. His body has yet to be cremated.
Ms. Jiang, who was 59 years old, began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) instituted its persecution of Falun Dafa, she twice went to Beijing to appeal in 2000 and was detained both times. In 2003, while clarifying the truth, she was reported to the authorities and kidnapped. The police beat her with electric batons, and she was seriously injured. The detention center refused to accept her. After she returned home, police from the local Nanhu Station often went to her home to harass and threaten her.
Ms. Jiang Shufang's younger brother Jiang Yong, who lived in Guangming Village, Xinfu Town, Nanguan District, Changchun City, persisted in practicing Falun Dafa. He was kidnapped, detained, sent to labor camps many times, and had his personal property from his house confiscated. His wife couldn't escape persecution, either. She was implicated and sent to a labor camp for one year. At the end of October 2002, Mr. Jiang Yong was arrested by officers from the Luuyuan Police Station in Changchun, where he was subjected to hanging, the Tiger Bench, beatings with electric batons, and forced feedings with high concentration salt water. After conducting a hunger strike for 22 days at the Tiebei Detention Center, he got out. On April 13, 2004, the National Guard Brigade of the Changchun Municipal Public Security Bureau took him away. After being subjected to eight days of continuous torture, his life was in danger. He was sent to the Provincial Public Security Hospital, where they continued to persecute him. He was again arrested and taken to the Tiebei Detention Center on May 26. Just over 30 days later, on July 2, he was tortured to death.
On July 4, officials at the Tiebei Detention Center sent a death notice to Mr. Jiang Yong's family, informing them that he was "dying of a suddenly occurring illness." They fabricated a so-called "death explanation note," saying they had processed Jiang Yong's body. His neck, however, had ligature marks; and there were numerous blue and purple spots on his chest and back; both of his eyes were wide open; when his body was turned over, blood flowed from his mouth; his anus was padded with toilet paper. When his family tried to take photos of the body, the police began to brutally beat them and shove them out of the room.
Ms. Jiang Shufang was the elder sibling. She also had an elderly blind mother. In order to identify the culprits who persecuted her younger brother to death, she frequently went to the detention center and the police station and spoke to several attorneys. She was mentally and physically devastated. Due to electric shock injuries and extreme fatigue, she had a heart attack and died on March 2, 2005.
June 3, 2005