Ms. Dong Yulan, 71, lived in Qianshan Town, Anshan City, Liaoning Province. She began practising Falun Gong in 2000 and benefited in both body and mind. The authorities constantly harassed and persecuted her. They arrested her daughter, also a Dafa practitioner and sent her to a labour camp. Ms. Dong suffered greatly, both mentally and physically. She died on January 24th, 2003.
Ms. Zhang Fenglan, 54, was from Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia. She once had serious tracheitis and heart disease. After she started practising Falun Dafa, her diseases vanished. Many people knew about the changes. After July 20th, 1999, the Zuoqi 610 Office1, the local police, and the residential committee harassed her, ransacked her family's home, and extorted money from her many times. On May 19th, 2005, the vice director from the Zuoqi 610 Office, made calls to harass her husband. She was so seriously devastated in both body and mind, that she had a heart attack. On May 29th, 2005, she died.
Mr. Li Changzhi, about 70, was from a retired worker from Luohe City, Henan Province. In 1996, he began to practise Falun Dafa. Because he went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa in 2000, he was sent to a forced labour camp for three years. Within one year of his release, his wife (a practitioner) died due to severe fear. The authorities still unceasingly harassed him and even suspended his retirement pension. Mr. Li died in September 2005.
Ms. Wang Shuqing, 50, was a teacher in Changchun City, Jilin Province. At the end of October 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa and was arrested and detained. The Changchun Municipal Public Security Bureau wanted to send her to a forced labour camp for three years. Her family members spent over 30,000 yuan2 to have her released on bail. In the past several years, Ms. Wang's husband kept her at home, not allowing her to have contact with anybody or to study the Falun Dafa books. She was extremely depressed, and passed away in May 2005.
Ms. Meng Xiuchun, 60, was from Beianzhuang Village, Nangao Town, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. She once had cardiovascular disease and hemiparalysis and could not take care of herself. She began to practise Falun Dafa in 1997. She recovered from her illnesses in four months. She could do all the farm work in the field. After the persecution started, Ms. Meng was prohibited from studying the Falun Dafa books and doing the exercises, so she had a relapse of her old illnesses. On February 19th, 2005, she died.
Ms. Li Yanxue, 62, was from Dongxinzhuang Village, Hebei Province. In 1997, she took up the practice of Falun Dafa and benefited in both body and mind. On April 25th, 1999, she went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa. From then on, she received unceasing harassment from the local police and the village commission personnel. In 2002, her only daughter became homeless in order to avoid the severe persecution . The local police station and the village commission personnel went to Ms. Li's home many times to harass her, which put enormous pressure on her. Because of the long-term spiritual and emotional pressure and the attacks, she had a cerebral hemorrhage on December 4th, 2003, and died on the same day. She did not have a chance to see her daughter before she passed away.
Mr. Li Baogui, 75, was a worker at the Drilling Technology Company, Daqing Petroleum Administrative Bureau, Heilongjiang Province. Before practising Falun Gong, he had urinary bladder cancer. After he began practising Falun Gong, he had a healthy body. After July 20th, 1999, when the persecuted started, his cultivation practice environment was destroyed, which rendered him unable to do the exercises regularly. He had a relapse of his old illness. In June 2002, he died.
Mr. Sun Weiqian, 70, was a worker at the Drilling Technology Company, Daqing Petroleum Administrative Bureau, Heilongjiang Province. Before he started practising, he had hypertension and heart disease. After he began practising Falun Gong, he had a healthy body. After July 20th, 1999, when the persecution started, his practice environment was destroyed. Because he was afraid, he stopped practising in 2002. He then had a relapse of his old illness. In August 2002, he passed away.
Mr. Liu Xiyou, over 50, was a worker at the Drilling Technology Company, Daqing Petroleum Administrative Bureau, Heilongjiang Province. Before practising, he had rectal cancer. After he started practising Falun Dafa, he recovered and was healthy in both mind and body. After July 20th, 1999, when the persecution started, he could not study the teachings and do the exercises. He had a relapse of his old illness and died on February 7th, 2005.
Ms. Qiao Yuzhen, 74, was from Changchun City, Jilin Province. In 1997, she began practising Falun Gong. In a short time, all of the diseases she had were cured without treatment. After July 20th, 1999, the residential committee and the local police frequently went to her home to harass her. She was considered a key practitioner to be persecuted. The police asked her who practised Falun Gong and where they lived. She did not say a word. Then they asked Ms. Qiao to write a guarantee statement to give up practising, she also refused. She told the facts of Falun Dafa to people and told them the benefits of practice. Just two months before her death, the residential committee still demanded that she write the guarantee letter. Ms Qiao received enormous injury in both body and mind due to the long-term threat. In March 2003, she passed away.
Ms. Long Lianqiu, 53, was a practitioner from Lanzhou City, Gansu Province. She began practising Falun Gong at the end of 1998. After she started practising, the many diseases she had disappeared. In 2001, she went to Beijing to appeal to the government for the right to practise Falun Gong. In 2002, the police went to her home to confiscate her Dafa materials and detained her. After she was tortured to the point of becoming very sick, she was released on bail and went home. Because the police often harassed her, she was under severe psychological pressure. She was sent to Gongjiawan brainwashing centre in Lanzhou City. She was persecuted and sustained a cerebral hemorrhage and appeared to have hemiplegia. Only then was she released on bail. At that time, the police arrested her daughter Ms Zhang Ping and sent her to the Second Lockup. Ms Long was ill at ease and worried. In addition, the police often went to her home to threaten her. Finally, she died on September 11th, 2005.
1. "The 610 office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.
2. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.
Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/11/6/113894.html
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