Death Cases

  • What Happened to Ms. Liu Aiying Before Her Death?

    Ms. Liu Aiying, 51, gave her neighbour's child a Falun Gong leaflet exposing the persecution, and was reported to the police by her neighbour. On June 25th, 2008, police officers arrested and interrogated her at the police station, and then took her home and ransacked it. At around 3:00 p.m., while her home was being ransacked, and under the custody of many officers, she fell from the fourth floor of her apartment at the Car Parts Factory family housing, and died at around 7:00 p.m. the same day. The police said she committed suicide by jumping from the building. They concealed all information, and notified her long separated husband Li, and coerced him with threats into accepting the story that she committed suicide.
  • Ms. Yu Xiuhua from Shandong Province, Ms. Chen Lianfeng from Beijing, and Others That Have Died as a Result of the Persecution

    After the persecution of Falun Gong started in 1999, the officials at 64-year-old Ms. Chen Lianfeng's workplace forced her to go to brainwashing centres several times. Her family was under great stress. At the beginning of June 2008, Ms. Chen showed severe symptoms of illness and was not able to eat for several days. A week before she passed away, officials from her workplace went to her home to "educate" her and warned her to not cause trouble during the Olympics. This caused her even greater stress and she became weaker. After being persecuted for nine years, Ms. Chen passed away on June 26th, 2008.
  • Details about Ms. Chen Yumei Being Beaten to Death by Police in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province

    Ms. Chen Yumei's body was cremated on July 6th, 2008. She was arrested on the evening of July 3rd, 2008, and brutally beaten by officers from Chang'an Police Station in Dadong District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province until she passed out. Ms. Chen was taken to hospital. The doctor found severe bleeding in her skull. Her family saw that her arms and legs were covered with bruises, and her body had severe scratches as a result of being dragged on the ground. The doctors said that the marks were caused by being beaten or dragged. She died on the evening of July 4th, 2008, at age 48.
  • Mr. Qi Tingsong's Family Receives Compensation for His Death Due to Torture after Persistent Appeals

    Mr. Qi Tingsong, a Falun Gong practitioner, was arrested on October 15th, 2007, by Laiwu police. By November 11th he was dead as a result of torture. Mr. Qi Tingsong's family members appealed this injustice to the relevant departments for six months, but no one paid any attention to them. Mr. Qi's wife hired a lawyer who insisted on seeking justice. Laiwu Police Department were in the wrong and had no recourse, so they had to comply with the lawyer's mediation to compensate Mr. Qi Tingsong's wife.
  • Who Caused Mr. Liu Xiaozhao's Death?

    In 2000, Liu Xiaozhao was taken to Laiwu Detention Centre by police. In order to resist the persecution and prove that belief in Falun Gong is not a crime, he went on a hunger strike for about eight or nine days without food and water. He became skin and bones. When he returned home, his wife had gone back to her parents because she could no longer bear the hardship. Liu Xiaozhao thought to himself how his wife and child were implicated because of him and didn't enjoy any of the good things in life with him. No one cared if they got food to eat or not under the dictatorship of the CCP, people were not allowed to practice qigong in order to gain a healthy body. What would be the end of this kind of life? Liu Xiaozhao had never been good at expressing himself since he was young and always kept his thoughts to himself. But no one imagined that he would choose death to end the suffering.
  • Ms. Gao Ruixia Died as a Result of Persecution in Liaoning Province

    Ms. Gao Ruixia began practising Falun Gong in 1998. She studied the teachings of Falun Gong and did the exercises every day. She lived a fulfilling life, experienced great improvements spiritually, and all her diseases went away. But after the persecution began on July 20th, 1999, her happy life turned to one of countless harassments. Police went to Ms. Gao's home to harass and closely monitor her. They deprived her of a peaceful practice environment. Gradually, Ms. Gao's health deteriorated and her sickness recurred. The police did not stop harassing her even when she was in critical condition, until the day of her death on October 17th, 2007.
  • Ms. Chen Yumei Beaten to Death by Police in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province

    On the morning of July 4th, 2008, officers from Chang'an Police Station in Dadong District, Shenyang City tried to arrest Ms. Chen Yumei, 48, on Pangjiang Street near Ms. Chen's neighbourhood. They brutally beat and kicked her. Many bystanders witnessed the brutality, and saw that Ms. Chen passed out from the beating. At around 9 a.m. on the same morning, a police vehicle arrived at Ms. Chen's home, and her family was asked to identify her in an ambulance. She died at around 8:30 p.m. on July 4th.
  • With Husband Killed and Daughter in Prison, Ms. Yao Caiwei Is in Dire Straits

    Practitioner Mr. Zhang Tao from Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province was tortured to death by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) His daughter, Ms. Zhang Jianhui, was sentenced to prison for ten years and is currently being held in the Harbin City Women's Prison. His wife, Ms. Yao Caiwei, has been arrested many times, sentenced to forced labour camps twice, and longs for her husband and the return of her daughter. These experiences have caused her to show the symptoms of cerebral thrombosis.
  • Elderly Ms. Zeng Pinglan, from Miyi County, Sichuan Province, Died after Being Harassed by Chinese Communist Party Officials

    On June 18th, 2008, seven or eight Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members from Salian Town, Miyi County, Sichuan Province, broke into and searched Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zeng Pinglan's home. Ms. Zeng was a practitioner in her sixties, and she was sick in bed at the time of the break-in. The CCP members harassed her, which aggravated her illness. Ms. Zeng died three days later on June 21st, 2008.
  • Ms. Lu Aicui, a Kind Elderly Woman, Passes Away Due to the Persecution

    Ms. Lu Aicui, my uncle's wife, was a kind older woman who was known to have a big heart. But since 1999, when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started its persecution of Falun Gong, police always went to my uncle's home to harass them. They finally forced my uncle and his wife to write guarantee statements, saying that they would give up practising Falun Gong, and to hand in all their Falun Gong books. Ms. Lu's son has been subjected to torture since the CCP started persecuting Falun Gong. He has been taken into detention, fined, and even been under residential surveillance after being released. Because of the stress from all these hardships, Ms. Lu's old illnesses returned. Finally, because of her illnesses and all the stress, Lu Aicui passed away.
  • Mr. Li Zhengling Dies of Torture in Deyang Prison, Sichuan Province

    Mr. Li Zhengling was sentenced to three years in a forced labour camp, where he was subjected to being locked in a small cell, forced overtime work, forced standing for long periods of time, hanging by handcuffs, brutal beatings, and shocks from electric batons. In 2005 Mr. Li was sentenced to five years in prison. In October 2007, when Mr. Li Zhengling's family went to Deyang Prison to visit him, they saw that he was disfigured, emaciated, and blind in both eyes, and he could not take care of himself. On June 24, 2008, police officers notified his family that Mr. Li had died in Shuangliu Police Hospital. His family does not know any details of his death.
  • Mr. Wu Xinming Tortured to Death in Shaanxi Province

    Mr. Wu Xinming was twice detained in a forced labour camp for distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling people the facts about Falun Gong. The guards in Zaozihe Forced Labour Camp tied him up with rope. Mr. Wu went on hunger strike to protest the persecution, and the guards force-fed him with a highly concentrated salt solution, chilli powder water, and even laundry detergent. Mr. Wu still refused to give in. The guards tortured him by tying up his body, and then whipped him with wire, resulting in his whole body being covered with bruises. The camp authorities were afraid he would die there, and he was released. Mr. Wu Xinming died on June 26th, 2008.
  • Older Practitioner Ms. Ma Yong'an Dies from Torture at the Sanshui Forced Labour Camp in Guangdong Province

    In September 2007, Ms. Ma Yong'an, 60, was arrested while distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling people the facts about Falun Gong in a supermarket, and was taken to the Sanshui Women's Labour Camp after being sentenced to one year of forced labour. One day in April 2008, she vomited up white bubbles after a meal. The Labour Camp doctor had a nurse collect three tubes of blood from her for testing. Guards brought her a bucket of water and wanted her to drink it. Ms. Ma passed out right after drinking the water. Several days later, one of the guards notified her family to pick her up. She died less then one month after returning home, on May 23rd, 2008.
  • Changchun Practitioner Ms. Wang Yuhuan Was Subjected to Extremely Harsh Torture Before She Died

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Yuhuan, 52, along with several dozen local practitioners, were arrested by the police on May 9th, 2007. On the night of October 9th, a police officer called Ms. Wang's family and said, "Wang Yuhuan has vomited blood. The doctor failed to save her life after trying to resuscitate her. She is already dead." According to sources, the elderly Ms. Wang had died two weeks earlier, on September 24th.
  • Older Practitioner Ms. Lang Fengxian Dies in Beijing as Result of Being Persecuted

    Ms. Lang Fengxian, in her 60s, was sentenced to forced labour by 610 Office agents because she refused to give up her faith in Falun Gong, and her old sickness recurred. She was bailed out for medical parole. Police often harassed her by going to her home. From January to May 2008, Ms. Lang was arrested three times in only four months, but each time she was released due to her physical condition. She died in the middle of June 2008 during a time when local 610 Office agents were constantly harassing her at home.