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  • Older Falun Gong Practitioner Dies 4 Months after Release from Prison

    Mr. Yun Zhengqun died on February 13th, four months after his release from years of imprisonment for his belief in Falun Gong, a spiritual practice being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party. The 64-year-old man was arrested on April 12th, 2007 after a group of police officers broke into his house in the middle of the night. He was later sentenced to seven and a half years. Mr. Yun was brutally tortured while serving his time at Dongling Prison in the city of Shenyang.
  • 80-Year-Old Sentenced a Second Time for Practising Falun Gong

    Ms. Liao An'an was sentenced to five years on February 6th following her arrest last September for practising Falun Gong. The authorities soon transferred her to a local prison without any notification to her family. Prior to her latest imprisonment, the 80-year-old woman from Baiyin City, Gansu Province had been detained many times for exercising her constitutional right to practise Falun Gong. In particular, she was first given five years back in 2008. While incarcerated at Gansu Province Women's Prison, she was brutally beaten and forced to do hard labour for refusing to give up her belief.
  • Woman Force-Fed Unknown Drugs From Detention Centre Toilet

    Arrested and detained for practising Falun Gong, Ms. Cao Guiling was force-fed a pill taken from a detention centre's toilet pit when she resisted the force-feeding of unknown drugs and other substances by guards and doctors. As a result of torture, Ms. Cao became incontinent and unable to take care of herself. She was released for medical treatment in December 2013.
  • Torture Leaves Ms. Wang Haiqing Partially Paralyzed Below the Waist

    Ms. Wang Haiqing has been barbarically tortured in Shandong Women's Prison. She now has symptoms of severe heart disease and malnutrition, and she is partially paralyzed below the waist. Ms. Wang has been repeatedly detained and tortured due to her belief in Falun Gong. Her health has continued to decline, and she is now in critical condition. The police have ransacked her home many times and extorted at least 35,000 yuan in cash from her family.
  • Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Torture Methods: Tying Up Victims in Excruciating Positions

    “The guards forced me to sit on the floor and pushed my head down,” recalled Mr. Zheng Shoujun. “They next tied my neck to my calves in an angle such that my face and stomach both touched the floor. I was about 200 pounds at the time, and my big belly felt like bursting in this posture.” I was in so much pain that I sweated profusely. For three months, I couldn't walk normally, since my feet and legs were dislocated.” The above is what Mr. Zheng went through at Zhangshi Labour Camp in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. He died as a result of torture a few years later in prison.
  • I Was Tortured at Jinzhou City Forced Labour Camp

    I'm 60 years old. I was arrested for distributing informational materials about Falun Gong in July 2000 and I was tortured for three years at Jinzhou City Forced Labour Camp for my belief in Falun Gong. I was subjected to brainwashing and tortured to force me to denounce my belief. I was tortured both day and night, until I couldn't think straight. My legs became swollen and I could not walk. They didn't stop until I was on the brink of death. As soon as I recovered a bit, they resumed the torture.
  • 69-Year-Old Woman Dies 6 Months After Release on Medical Parole

    “I don't want to die. I still want to live.” This is what Ms. Zhao Yaling said to her family during her final days. She died on January 12th, 2015, six months after her release on medical parole. She was 69. Ms. Zhao and ten other Falun Gong practitioners were arrested over a five-day period last March. Their case was considered a major one by the Ministry of Public Security. The arrest was preceded by months of police monitoring and planning.
  • Model Teacher Tortured in Forced Labour Camp for Practising Falun Gong

    Ms. Xia Jiayan was an award-winning teacher and named a “Model Worker in Education”. Having regained her health after starting to practise Falun Gong in 1996, she eagerly told others about the practice, and later, the persecution. Her simple act landed her in police custody many times. In particular, she was brutally tortured in a labour camp for one and a half years between late 2000 and early 2002. She was later forced to live away from home after constant threats and harassment by police. Ms. Xia was again arrested in September 2014. Her school, which had fired her in 2006, now refuses to reinstate her.
  • Husband Cremated Alive, Wife Wanted by Police for Practising Falun Gong

    Ms. Luo Zehui and her husband Mr. Jiang Xiqing were arrested together in 2008 for telling people about the persecution of Falun Gong. She was sentenced to eight years and her husband given one year of forced labour. Mr. Jiang was cremated alive in January 2009 after being in critical condition due to brutal torture. His attorneys were beaten by the police for seeking justice for him, and his son was forced to provide false evidence in favour of the labour camp guards.
  • 845 Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested in Shandong Province in 2014

    In 2014, the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong entered its 15th year unabated. According to data compiled by Minghui.org, a total of 6,415 practitioners were arrested last year across China, with Shandong Province topping the list with the most arrests. In 2014, there was continued evidence of blood samples forcibly taken from Falun Gong practitioners in Shandong Province. As the authorities often refused to offer a legitimate reason, many of the concerned practitioners suspected their blood samples were to be used for matching transplant patients with unwilling donors like them. It came to light in 2006 that the communist regime harvests organs from living imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners for profit.
  • Man, 42, Dies Within Two Months of Release on Medical Parole

    Mr. Tan Degang was sentenced to three and a half years in January 2013 for exposing the persecution of Falun Gong. He was transferred to a local prison two months later and soon developed liver cancer due to brutal torture. He was eventually released on medical parole in January of this year, only to die less than two months later. He was 42.
  • “It's So Cold in the Cell with No Heat”

    When Ms. Ma Dongmei's older sister visited her in Shenyang Women's Prison before the Chinese New Year, she was stunned by what she saw - her younger sister, who wore an ill-fitting jacket, had a blank look in her eyes, her face was puffy and her hair was a mess. Ms. Ma complained to her older sister, “The guards didn't give me any kind of cover to use at night. I had to borrow one, but it's still so cold in the cell with no heat…” Ms. Ma was transferred to the prison on December 26th, 2014, four months after she was sentenced to six years for practising Falun Gong.
  • Woman Dies of Stroke Following Harassment and Threats by Police

    Ms. Li Youqin, a 78-year-old woman from Daxing'anling, Heilongjiang Province, passed away last August, after remaining in a coma for about two months following a sudden stroke. Ms. Li was arrested last May while distributing Shen Yun DVDs [a New York-based world-class traditional Chinese cultural show] on the street. She firmly refused to reveal her name or address. The police threatened that they would come for her later. Less than two weeks later, she had a sudden stroke and lost consciousness.
  • Driven Insane during Imprisonment, Young Woman Recently Found Dead in Well

    On February 13th, 2015, a villager and child made a grisly discovery in a village in Laiyang City, Shandong Province. While taking a morning walk, they found a body floating in a well. The body was identified as Ms. Liu Zhimei, a woman in her mid-30s. Ms. Liu never got a chance to finish college due to the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong. She suffered for six years in prison, where she was repeatedly drugged and developed psychotic symptoms.
  • Seventy-Year-Old Sentenced to Prison for Refusing to Renounce Falun Gong

    “Given your age, we'll release you if you sign the repentance statement” [promising to stop practising Falun Gong], the judge told 70-year-old Mr. Zhou Chuanye at his trial. Mr. Zhou was arrested on April 22nd, 2014, for practising Falun Gong. He was tried at Shahekou District Court. Because he hadn't broken any laws, Mr. Zhou did not sign the statement renouncing Falun Gong. He instead challenged the indictment, and told the court that Falun Gong is great. However, Mr. Zhou was sentenced to three years in prison.