Death Cases

  • Shanghai Woman Dies 9 Months After Release on Medical Parole

    Last month, a 65-year-old woman in Shanghai died about nine months after she was released on medical parole while serving 6.5 years for refusing to renounce Falun Gong.
  • An Account of Mr. He Wenjie’s Torture and Death in 2003

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. He Wenjie from Xinjiang Autonomous Region was beaten and tortured in detention until he died. His death occurred on April 13, 2003 in the Bayingolin Prison. He was only 31 years old at the time.
  • Henan Woman Dies 3 Months after Being Released on Medical Parole

    A 62-year-old woman died three months after she was released on medical parole following an eight-month detention for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.
  • Jilin Woman Dies Less Than 10 Months After Her Prison Admission

    A 61-year-old woman died less than 10 months after her admission to prison to serve three years for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.
  • Woman Dies After Eight Years of Incarceration and Torture for Refusing to Give Up Her Faith

    For refusing to renounce her faith, Ms. Sun Jingmei was put in a forced labour camp for a year and imprisoned for seven years. Her physical condition severely deteriorated after the unspeakable torture she suffered during the incarceration. She died this year on April 16 at the age of 61.
  • Anhui Man Sentenced for His Faith Dies 10 Months after Prison Admission

    A Bozhou City resident spent the last two weeks of his life in a hospital ICU with shackles on his feet and police standing guard nearby.
  • Hubei Woman Dies 2 Months after Being Arrested for Her Faith

    A Wuhan City resident died within two months of her arrest, and the local authorities had her body cremated without ordering an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
  • 80 Falun Gong Practitioners Confirmed to Have Died in 2016 As a Result of Arrests and Torture

    According to information compiled by Minghui.org, 80 Chinese citizens, 44 of whom are female, are confirmed to have died in 2016 for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime. Ms. Wang Xiuyun, in her 70s, lived in Henan Province. She was arrested on May 13th, 2016, for filing a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin. She died within hours of her arrest, and the police did not give any explanation to her family for her death.
  • Jilin Woman Dies in Custody, Family Suspects Foul Play

    A Da’an City resident died of respiratory failure while detained for her belief in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime. Her family suspects that it was brutal force-feeding by the guards that damaged her lungs. Ms. Han Hongxia, 57, was arrested and had her home ransacked on October 18th, 2016. The guards at Baicheng City Detention Centre subjected Ms. Han to various forms of torture, including force-feeding, because she refused to renounce Falun Gong.
  • Henan Teacher Dies While Serving 7 Years for Her Faith

    A 53-year-old teacher in Shenqiu County, Henan Province died while serving a 7-year prison term for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime. Ms. Wang had developed severe health problems during her nearly year-long detention at Shenqiu County Detention Centre, where she was forced to do hard labour every day while awaiting trial. Despite her poor health, the police forced Xinxiang Women’s Prison to admit Ms. Wang on July 29th, 2013. Not long afterward, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The prison authorities, however, refused to release her on medical parole. Ms. Wang died on December 21st, 2016. The authorities ordered her body cremated shortly afterwards, disregarding her family’s wishes to take her body back to their hometown.
  • Elderly Heilongjiang Woman Persecuted to Death

    Ms. Li Yulan, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Daqing, passed away on January 1st, 2017 at the age of 71. She was arrested on December 26th, 2016, for distributing Falun Dafa calendars. After she was arrested, Ms. Li was handcuffed to a chair in the police department and questioned about the source of the calendars. She refused to divulge any information. Before her death, Ms. Li filed a criminal complaint against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin. In her lawsuit she also requested that people be allowed to practise Falun Dafa legally.
  • Mr. Zhang Bingwu Persecuted to Death

    Falun Gong practitioner, Mr. Zhang Bingwu of Jingyuan county, Gansu province, died eight months after he was arrested. Mr. Zhang had been held for six months at the Jingyuan detention centre. Mr. Zhang passed away on January 26th, 2017 with a brain tumour. He was arrested for putting up posters carrying information about Falun Gong on May 13th, 2016. After his death, the judge still harassed the family on February 6th, 2017 via phone calls.
  • 1,162 Falun Gong Practitioners Sentenced for Their Belief by Chinese Communist Regime in 2016

    More than a thousand Falun Gong practitioners were sentenced for speaking out against the persecution of their belief by the Chinese Communist Party in 2016. Those sentenced represent 29 provinces and centrally-controlled municipalities in China. They come from all walks of life, including teachers, engineers, doctors, company managers, and business people, as well as retired military and police officers. The longest term—13 years in prison—was handed down to Mr. Wang Desheng, a practitioner from Ningxia Province. His wife, Ms. Shan Jining, was sentenced to three years.
  • Belated News: Former Falun Gong Coordinator in Daqing Dies 4 Days after His Arrest in 1999

    Mr. Li Baoshui, a Daqing resident, died days into his arrest on July 22nd, 1999, two days after the Chinese communist regime openly launched its persecution of Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline based on the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The police tried to get Mr. Li to disclose “his Falun Gong roster.” He told them that people were free to come and go in Falun Gong cultivation, and that no one ever maintained a list of practitioners.The police tried to get Mr. Li to disclose “his Falun Gong roster.” He told them that people were free to come and go in Falun Gong cultivation, and that no one ever maintained a list of practitioners. The police refused to explain why Mr. Li had died within four days of his arrest. More than 17 years have passed, but his family’s efforts to seek justice for him have gone in vain.
  • Two Women Injected with Nerve-Damaging Drugs, One Lives to Tell the Story

    The guards told her that the fluid was a nerve-damaging drug used to torture Falun Gong practitioners. After the injection, she felt very sick, her body felt very heavy, and her skin became very loose. When she looked at other people, they looked like skeletons.