Additional Information on the Death of Falun Gong Practitioner Shan Yuesheng from Jiangxi Province

Mr. Shan Yuesheng, 66, lived on Nongmao Street, Liantang Town, Nanchang County, Jiangxi Province. He retired from the Economics & Trade Committee in Nanchang County. Before he began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996, Mr. Shan suffered from a serious disease referred to as "an unusual syndrome of liver cirrhosis caused by late period bilharziasis." [1] After he began cultivating, he quickly regained his health.

After the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, he peacefully appealed on behalf of Falun Dafa in Beijing in May 2000. When he returned from Beijing, members of the Liantang Township Government of Nanchang County and the Liantang Police Station searched his house without a warrant, confiscated 3000 yuan, and illegally detained him, as ordered by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The director of the Liantang Police Station Wang Yougen and the officer from the Economics & Trade Committee, Security Section, Liu Erkang, often made harassing phone calls to him, watched him closely, and deprived him of his personal freedom. This persecution caused his previous disease to return. He died in the first month of the Lunar Year of 2003.



Additional Information on the Death of Falun Gong Practitioner Wang Zengcheng from Tianjin City

Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Wang Zengcheng refused to give up his beliefs and was beaten to death by guards in a forced labor camp.

Mr. Wang was from the Hangu District of Tianjin City. He was the deputy director of the Hangu District Science and Technology Commission. During his detention in the Qingbowa Forced Labor Camp, he refused to give up his belief in Falun Dafa. The guards in the Seventh Brigade shocked him with five or six electric batons simultaneously until he was near death. Mr. Wang was subsequently severely tortured to death around December 11, 2003 in the labor camp. Yu Lijing (nickname Erjing) and Jiao Shilai (nickname Er Pang), two "personal cangues", [2] were on the scene when Mr. Wang died.

Reportedly, Yu Lijing was later sentenced to 8 years imprisonment (10 years according to a second source). Jiao Shilai was sentenced to a life term in prison; he was infected with AIDS in 2005.




[1] Bilharziasis, also know as schistosomiasis, is a parasitic disease endemic throughout Asia, Africa, and South America, as well as some Caribbean Islands. Infestation occurs by wading or bathing in water containing larvae that have left their snail hosts.

[2] "Personal cangues": Cangue is the name of an instrument of torture. It is now used to indicate the person who was designated to supervise the behavior of practitioners.

November 9,2006