Mr. Gong Biming, 56, was from Qijiang County, Chongqing City. He learned Falun Dafa in 1997. In September 2002, he was arrested because he explained the truth of Falun Dafa with his own experience and was detained in the Xishanping Forced Labour Camp. After he was released in August 2003, Mr. Gong declared that the three statements he wrote during detention were invalid. In April 2004, he was arrested again because of telling the truth to people about Dafa and was detained at the detention centre of the Qijiang County Police Department. The police did not consider the situation that he continuously had blood in his stool, which was diagnosed as terminal rectal cancer, and they detained him. Later, the police sent Gong Biming to a forced labour camp in October 2004, and hid the information of the rectal cancer from the labour camp. When the receiving camp verified that Mr. Gong suffered from rectal cancer, they had to release him. After he went home, Mr. Gong passed away on August 25th 2005.
Ms. Chen Jianhua, 50, was an employee of the Yantai Fishery Company of Shandong Province. After she started practising Falun Dafa in 1997, she recovered from her previous diabetes. She went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa three times between 2000 and 2001. She was taken back to the Yantai Detention Centre and was fined over ten thousand yuan1many times. Her home was repeatedly illegally searched, her property was confiscated, and she was harassed. In 2005, Ms. Chen was arrested and sent to a brainwashing centre. She had a relapse of her former illness and was released. Several days later, on March 29th 2005, Ms. Chen passed away. Ms. Chen Jianxiu, Chen Jianhua's elder sister, was sentenced to two years of forced labour on May 31st 2005, because she distributed Dafa materials. She is currently detained at the Wang Village Forced Labour Camp.
Ms. Guo Ruiying, 63, was a farmer in Zhangjia Village, Laiyuan County, Hebei Province. Since she started practising Falun Dafa in 1996, she recovered from many previous illnesses, including hypertension, heart disease, and arthritis. On July 20th 1999, Ms. Guo went to Beijing to explain the truth of Falun Dafa with her own experience and was arrested and detained by the authorities. After she went home, she kept practising and spreading Dafa. The police monitored, harassed and threatened her, confiscated all her Dafa books, and limited her personal freedom. On December 15th 2000, Ms. Guo was arrested when she went shopping. She passed away the next day after she was released.
Ms. Wang Shufang, 68, lived in Tangshan City, Hebei Province. After she started practising Falun Dafa, she recovered from more than ten illnesses. In October 2000, Ms. Wang went to Beijing for appeal for justice for Falun Gong, but she was stopped by police in Tianjing City and was illegally detained in a brainwashing centre for 20 days. She was released on bail after her family paid the money. Due to the long-term mental pressure, Ms. Wang had a cerebral hemorrhage and passed away on August 25th 2005.
Mr. Xu Zhaohong, around 70, lived in Xiamayu Village, Zunhua City, Hebei Province. He learned Falun Dafa in 1998. After the Communist Party started persecuting Dafa he and his wife suffered from the authorities' intimidation, threats, ransacking of their home and the confiscating of their property. Mr. Xu was taken to the local police station several times. Under the persecution, he passed away.
Ms. Gao Xiuying, 63, was an employee of the Hefei Electrical Wire and Cable Factory in Anhui Province. She learned Falun Dafa in 1996. Through practising Dafa, she recovered from her heart disease. After the persecution began in 1999, Ms. Gao was arrested because she practised Falun Gong in Huachong Park. Later, she was arrested twice. The police searched her home, confiscated her property and did not allow her to practise, which caused her to have a relapse of her previous illnesses. Gao Xiuying passed away on February 29th 2005.
1. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.
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