Mr. Wang Yuesheng, 57 years old, lived in Bayannaoer City, Inner Mongolia. After he started practising Falun Dafa, his health was restored. He was able to follow the principles of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance," and those who knew him thought of him as a good person. Nonetheless, in August 2001 officers from the local 610 Office1 "illegally arrested2" Wang Yuesheng. Mr. Wang's wife, Ms. Li Ai'liang, is also a Falun Dafa practitioner. Personnel from the 610 Office and the police department threatened the couple, and told them that at least one of them would be arrested. Ms. Li was sentenced to three years of "re-education" through forced labour in exchange for her husband's freedom. Since then, public security officials continuously harassed Mr. Wang, which put a lot of pressure on him and his family. During the years of persecution he suffered, Mr. Wang was tortured both physically and mentally. Finally, his former illnesses returned, and he passed away on November 4th, 2005.
Sixty-four-year-old Ms. Zhu Qibi was a former employee of the Sichuan Drama Troupe in Xuanhan County, Sichuan Province. Her illnesses were cured after she started practising Falun Dafa. On October 21st, 2000, corrupt officials from the local police station ransacked her home because she distributed Falun Dafa materials exposing the persecution. After her arrest, Ms. Zhu was detained at the police station. She was later released through the intervention of family members. Ms. Zhu continued to expose the persecution after she was released. Consequently, personnel from the local 610 Office, the police station, the Culture Office, the Neighbourhood Committee and her workplace closely monitored, harassed and threatened Ms. Zhu. Due to the long-term strain and fear she was subjected to, she suffered a relapse of her previous illness, and passed away on November 27th, 2004.
Ms. Zhang Yifang, 46 years old, lived in Bo'ai County, Henan Province. She had many illnesses before she practised Falun Gong, but after she began the practice, she recovered. In 2001 Ms. Zhang was at home when the local police arrested her. She was detained for 15 days. The police extorted money from her. Ms. Zhang was tortured both physically and mentally. Her family also faced constant harassment. Due to the stress she was under, Ms. Zhang developed rectal cancer and passed away in January 2002.
Sixty-six-year-old Mr. Liu Jiyu lived in Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province. He began practising Falun Gong in February 1996. Many of his illnesses were cured through practising Falun Dafa. Mr. Liu continued to practise after the persecution started on July 20th, 1999. As a result, Liu Jiyu was subjected to the pressure of the Communist Party's persecution, and he received many harassing calls from the police. This psychological torture affected him deeply. In November 2004, the symptoms of illness returned to his body, and Mr. Liu passed away on November 4th, 2005.
Ms. Hua Yuping was a 69-year-old resident of Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province. She suffered from an assortment of illnesses before she took up Falun Dafa, all of which disappeared after she began to practise. After July 20th, 1999, Ms. Hua was no longer able to cultivate normally because of constant harassment and persecution from the police. The enormous psychological weight she was forced to carry caused a relapse of her old illnesses, and she passed away in September 2005.
Seventy-one-year-old Mr. Zhang Jincai suffered from many diseases, including hypertension and enteritis. He started practising Falun Gong in May 1996 and the symptoms of his illnesses vanished. Mr. Zhang's wife, also a practitioner, was subjected to persecution for more than two years. In October 2000 the persecution escalated. The family was also victimised, being constantly harassed and threatened with the confiscation of their home. Due to the long-term anxiety this caused, Mr. Zhang's illnesses returned, and he was no longer able to take care of himself. Mr. Zhang passed away on November 10th, 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. “Illegally arrested”: Contrary to what former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, who initiated the persecution, and the Chinese Communist Party would like the world to believe, practising Falun Gong is NOT illegal in China. Although the Public Security Department issued an unconstitutional set of restraints on the practice at the onset of the persecution in 1999, no laws have been passed by the only legislative body in China, the People's Congress, banning Falun Gong or granting the police the authority to arrest Falun Gong practitioners for practising the exercises or distributing leaflets.
Chinese version available at http://minghui.org/mh/articles/2005/11/23/115079.html
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