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  • Torture Used by the Chinese Communist Regime: Scalding with Boiling Water

    Pouring boiling water on followers of Falun Gong is one of the favourite tactics used by the Chinese Communist Party in attempts to coerce practitioners of the peaceful spiritual practice into renouncing their beliefs. Police arrested Mr. Gai Chunlin in April 2005. In less than three weeks, his family was informed that he had died of a heart attack suffered at a brainwashing centre. His family observed severe burn marks on his face and chest. The autopsy showed that tissue in part of his digestive tract was “cooked” and would peel off at the touch of a finger, indicating that he had died as a result of being force-fed boiling water.
  • Jilin City: 7 Dead, 19 Sentenced, and 14 in Judicial Proceedings in 2015 for Their Belief in Falun Gong

    In 2015, seven Falun Gong practitioners in Jilin City, Jilin Province died after years of persecution took a toll on their physical and mental health. In addition, 19 practitioners were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 2 to 8 years for refusing to renounce their faith in Falun Gong. Ms. Sun Qiufeng was arrested in 2003 for distributing information in her neighbourhood about the persecution of Falun Gong. She was held in a forced labour camp for one year and severely tortured. She was beaten and lost all of her teeth. Her health never recovered after she returned home. She died on November 9th, 2015, at age 71.
  • Shaanxi Woman Dies after Five Months in Coma

    A 76-year-old woman from Liquan County, Shaanxi Province recently passed away after being in a coma for five months. Ms. Chen Shuxian was arrested on April 24th, 2011 for refusing to give up her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime. She suffered a fractured spine as a result of beatings during police interrogation and lost consciousness several times. By the time she was released, she was paralysed and unable to care for herself. She fought for her life over the course of the next few years, only to slip into a coma last September, and died on February 1st of this year.
  • I Regained My Health After Practising Falun Gong, But Was Sent to Prison and Tortured for It

    “A serious disease pushed me to the edge of despair when I was 19. I had a strong desire to survive, and this drove me to practice Falun Gong. I soon regained my health and a rekindled hope in life,” said Mr. Zhang Guoliang when he began to practise Falun Gong. When the persecution of Falun Gong started in July 1999, Mr. Zhang was arrested and sentenced to three and a half years in prison, where he suffered horrific torture. His chest was seriously damaged, and he developed hydrocephalus.
  • 62-Year-Old Jiangxi Woman Wanted for Ten Years Recaptured and Sentenced for Her Faith

    Ms. Gong Yuxiu, 62, was sentenced to prison again after ten years on the run to avoid serving a 2005 sentence for refusing to renounce her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime. She went on a hunger strike to protest the detention but was brutally force-fed. The guards knocked out two of her teeth as they tried to pry her mouth open. Ms. Gong managed to escape while being treated in a local hospital. She was recently captured, given 7.5 years and has been transferred to Jiangxi Province Women's Prison.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Arrested, Sentenced After Browsing Minghui Website

    Falun Gong practitioner Luo Jingshan is appealing his verdict after he was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on January 28th, 2016. Three residential committee members showed up at Mr. Luo's home on August 11th, 2015. They discovered that Mr. Luo was browsing Minghui.org, a Falun Gong website that reports on the persecution of the spiritual discipline by the Chinese communist regime.
  • Once Imprisoned for Three Years for His Belief, Former Physics Teacher Tried Again on Same Charge

    A former physics teacher, Mr. Wang Shixin, from Huai'an City, Jiangsu Province, was recently tried on a charge of "using a cult organization to undermine law enforcement," a standard pretext used by the Chinese Communist Party to frame Falun Gong practitioners. During Mr. Wang Shixin's trial on January 26th, his defence attorney, Mr. Li Changming, pointed out that no law has ever been passed making the practice of Falun Gong a crime. During Mr. Wang Shixin's trial on January 26th, 2016, his defence attorney, Mr. Li Changming, pointed out that no law has ever been passed making the practice of Falun Gong a crime.
  • Tianjin 2015: 454 Questioned, 20 Sentenced for Resisting Persecution of Their Belief in Falun Gong

    According to data compiled by Minghui.org, a total of 454 Tianjin residents were targeted in 2015 for resisting the persecution of their belief in Falun Gong. Mr. Zhang Jinzhong, 58, was once incarcerated in Tianjin First Prison for four years and tortured for refusing to renounce his faith. Mr. Zhang became mentally unstable as a result. He was later transferred to a labour camp and tortured for two more years. He was fired from his job because of the persecution. Under constant financial strain and terror amid the persecution, he never recovered from the bodily injuries he sustained from the six years of imprisonment. He died on May 28th, 2015.
  • Older Ms. Li Ruiling Secretly Sentenced and Tortured in Prison

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Ruiling, 63, was secretly sentenced to four years of imprisonment at the end of 2015. She is imprisoned at the Xinxiang Women's Prison where she has been tortured. The guards deprived her sleep in order to force her to give up her belief in Falun Gong. Her hair turned grey and her teeth have fallen out. She cannot eat and is now emaciated. Her life is now in danger.
  • Hebei Province: Four Locals File Complaints Against 610 Office Head and Court Officials

    Four Sanhe City, Hebei Province, residents recently filed complaints against the head of the local 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and court officials for sentencing them to prison on trumped-up charges and interfering with their appeals. The three men and one woman, who all practise Falun Gong, were sentenced on November 5th, 2015, after five hearings riddled with violations of legal procedure on the part of the police, the court, and the procuratorate.
  • Repeated Torture Paralyses Mr. Zhang Jinku, Prison Authorities Deny Maltreatment and Threaten Family

    Since he was sent to Hulan Prison in Heilongjiang Province to serve a five-year sentence in 2013, Mr. Zhang Jinku has been subjected to repeated torture that has left him paralysed. His condition continues to deteriorate. Prison authorities have denied any maltreatment and threatened his family not to say anything publicly about his situation.
  • Imprisoned Man Dies Days Before the Chinese New Year

    The Chinese New Year is upon us, but one family from Lulong County, Hebei Province won't be able to enjoy the holidays. Their loved one, Mr. Li Kai, died on January 29th, 2016, two weeks after he suffered a brain haemorrhage while imprisoned for refusing to give up his belief in Falun Gong.
  • Man Dies 17 Hours after Police Surround His House and Shut Off Utilities

    A 68-year-old man from Shanghai died 17 hours after police put his house under siege and shut off his water and electricity. A group of officers descended upon Mr. Li Yuqin's house on January 19th and demanded to go inside to arrest his daughter and son-in-law, presumably for a lawsuit the young couple had filed six months ago against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin. Mr. Li's wife Mrs. Li Wenjuan, their daughter Ms. Li Li, and her husband Mr. Hou Yagang are Falun Gong practitioners. The trio had been repeatedly arrested and detained for refusing to renounce their faith since Jiang launched the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999.
  • Tianjin Man, 84, Dies One Month After His Arrest for Suing Former Chinese Dictator

    An 84-year-old man from Hexi District, Tianjin died one month after he was briefly detained for filing a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin and holding the former Chinese dictator responsible for initiating the persecution of Falun Gong. Mr. Zhang Detang had always enjoyed good health since he began the practice of Falun Gong, but his health quickly declined following his arrest and 5-hour detention on December 4th, 2015. Overwhelmed by the frequent police visits and threats, Mr. Zhang's health continued to deteriorate. He passed away on January 4th this year.
  • Henan Man, 61, Dies After Lengthy Imprisonment and Brutal Torture Caused Irreparable Damage to His Health

    Mr. Yang Zhi from Dancheng County, Henan Province, died on January 4th, 2016, two years after his release from an 11-year imprisonment. He was 61. Just seven months before his passing, Mr. Yang filed a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin, holding the former Chinese dictator responsible for his repeated arrests and lengthy imprisonment. Years of persecution and abuse had wreaked havoc on Mr. Yang's health.