San Francisco, U.S.: Rally Requests Justice for Murdered Practitioner Gao Rongrong (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) People around the world have strongly condemned Gao Rongrong's murder. Ms. Gao's face was disfigured by guards after 7 hours of being shocked with electric batons in May 2004. Ms. Gao was arrested and detained again in March 2005 for further torture, and she died on June 16. At around noon on June 22, San Francisco practitioners rallied in front of the Chinese Consulate to call for the perpetrators, policemen Tang Yubao and Jiang Zhaohua, as well as many others who are responsible for Ms. Gao's death to be brought to justice.
San Francisco practitioners rallied in front of the Chinese Consulate, demanding punishment for the murderers and an end to the persecution.
Eric Huang, a software engineer, said that Ms. Gao was tortured and eventually murdered for her beliefs by the CCP regime. Huang said, "We came to memorialize her, and at the same time, we hope that all Chinese and people around the world will pay close attention to her death, as well as the persecution. We hope that more and more people will stand up to confront the CCP to end the persecution and murder of innocent people."
A reporter interviews a practitioner
Steve tells the story of Ms. Gao
Practitioner Jiang Lan said that she was very sad upon hearing about Ms. Gao's death. She said, "I have many friends and former coworkers in Mainland China. Since the persecution started in 1999, many of them have been arrested. One coworker of mine was once sent to a forced labor camp for two years. The regime forced the lady's family to pressure her to denounce Falun Gong, and she firmly refused. Because of the huge pressure the authorities applied on the family, her father developed a heart problem and died."
Ms. Jiang said that countless tragedies like this were created by the Jiang regime and the CCP, who spearheaded the persecution. In China, the CCP controls all the media to spread lies in order to justify and maintain the persecution. Since no media dares to carry objective information about Falun Dafa, many people in China don't know the facts about Falun Dafa and its spread around the world.
Ms. Jiang said, "The death of Ms. Gao reminds me of my friends in China. They are also in a very dangerous situation. Today, the persecution is being carried out secretly, so many crimes have not been exposed. "
Jiang continued, "We came here to appeal, to tell the public what is happening in China. The death of Ms. Gao is just one case, a tip of the iceberg. I know that persecution against many others is still ongoing, and several of my relatives are still being detained in forced labor camps for their belief in Falun Dafa."
Practitioner Angela told the reporter that she had a relative named Tan Bingxin, who was working in a bank in Guangzhou. One day, Tan was arrested by the 610 Office and then disappeared. His wife Yun went to the company looking for her husband and then realized that Tan had been detained. She then went to the detention center to see her husband and give him some clothes. However, her visit requests were turned down twice. The detention center used all kinds of excuses to turn her request down and refused to accept the clothes for her husband. When asked for the reason of the detention, they refused to answer.
Angela said that Tan was actually arrested for distributing Falun Gong materials and he is now being detained at an unknown location. She said, "When I heard about the death of Gao Rongrong, I become really worried about Tan Bingxin. The CCP has lost its conscience in the persecution against Falun Gong. As CCP has seen that its atrocity would soon be exposed, it is now trying to kill related practitioners in order to eliminate evidence."
In the end, Angela said, "The CCP will be held accountable for all the crimes it has committed." Angela advised those who were still following the CCP in the persecution to follow their conscience and denounce the CCP.