Nineteen Practitioners from Beijing, Jiangxi Province, Hunan Province, Shandong Province, Sichuan Province, and Other Areas, Died of Persecution

Ms. Niu Shumin, 87 years old, lived in Changping Disctrict, Beijing. Since she started practising Falun Dafa in 1996, all her diseases disappeared. Because all her family members practise Falun Dafa, they have been frequently assaulted by vicious persons. On the evening of July 20, 2004, more than ten 610 Office1 staff members went to her home, arrested her and took photos of her without her consent. Niu Shumin was badly hurt both physically and mentally, and was constantly in a state of fear after that. Later, her granddaughter was also arrested by the 610 Office, and three family members including the granddaughter were unlawfully sentenced. This caused Ms. Niu tremendous anguish, and she died in February of 2005.

Ms. Sun Jiying, 69 years old, was a retired employee of Jiujiang Metre Plant, Jiangxi Province. In 2000, she was detained for almost a month for having gone to Beijing to appeal. When she was distributing leaflets exposing the persecution of Falun Gong in the neighbourhood of 707 Plant employees' residence, she was reported to the police and detained again. When she was released, the unlawful officials continuously interfered with her practice and study of Falun Dafa. Physically and mentally pained, she died at the end of October of 2004.

Mr. Wang Weiguo, 64 years old, was a practitioner from Qian'an County, Jilin Province. Wang Weuiguo learned Falun Dafa in 1996, and he went to Beijing to appeal in January 2001. Once, when he was distributing leaflets exposing the persecution, he was arrested by the police and then detained and persecuted for two weeks. He managed to leave the detention centre, and later on the same year he quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Soon after the Spring Festival of 2002, his home was searched and he was detained for handing out Dafa flyers. Wang Weiguo did not give up his belief in Dafa, despite severe persecution in the detention centre. After one month, he left the detention centre. He continued to practise after he returned home. That same year, he went to Beijing to appeal and then returned home safely. With frequent assaults by the police, Mr. Wang was physically and mentally stressed , and suffered a sudden stroke on June 12, 2003. He died one day later.

Ms. Ouyang Youhua, 48 years old, lived in Baihua Village, Guiyang County, Hunan Province. Both she and her husband were Falun Dafa practitioners. Her husband, Mr. Li Jinbao was detained and fined unlawfully twice since 1999, and is currently imprisoned at Xinkaipu Forced Labour Camp, Changsha City. In 2001, the couple was forced to leave their home. In 2002, they were reported to the police and arrested. After having detained the couple at Guiyang Detention Centre for more than seven months, the 610 Office staff arranged for three years of imprisonment in a forced labor camp. Ouyang Youhua was rejected by the forced labor camp because of her high blood pressure, so the 610 office sent her to Guiyang Detention Centre. After one month of unlawful detention, Ouyang Youhua went on a hunger strike in protest. After eight days of hunger strike, she was on the verge of death and those in charge were forced to release her to avoid responsibility for her death. After that, they continued to assault her and threaten her at home. In September 2004, right after the persecutors left her home, she had a stroke. With the help of her fellow practitioners, she was heading for recovery, until she suffered another stroke on June 8, 2005, and passed away on June 9.

Mr. Wang Zhongqiao, 50 years old, was a practitioner from Zoucheng City, Shandong Province, and an employee of Nantuan Mine of Yunkuang Company. He had suffered from liver disease and was hospitalized many times before he learned Falun Dafa in the spring of 1996. His physical health improved dramatically and he had completely recovered by the summer of 1996. In 1999, he was imprisoned by the 610 Office because he refused to give up his practice of Falun Gong. After he was released, a party secretary, Pan, talked to him in person, threatened and brainwashed him, forcing him to stop practising. His liver disease recurred, and he passed away on June 13, 2004.

Mr. Meng Xianchun, 38 years old, was from Zhaochang Village, Beixiu County, Zoucheng City, Shandong Province. Since 1997 on he had suffered from various kidney and spleen diseases and no treatment was effective. He started to practise Falun Gong in October 1998. By February 1999, he had completely recovered. He went from being nearly blind and unable to get out of bed, to being able to work at the construction field carrying bricks and cement. Impressed by the dramatic change in Mr. Meng's health, dozens of fellow villagers also became practitioners. Since July 20, 1999, local police often went to his home and assaulted him, and finally forced him to stop practising. His old diseases quickly returned and he passed away on November 27, 2001.

Ms. Han Chenglan, 66 years old, was from Zhaochang Village, Beixiu County, Zoucheng City, Shandong Province. She started practising Falun Gong in 1998, and after July 20, 1999, was frequently assaulted by the 610 Office staff. She passed away on February 12, 2003.

Mr. Chen Xieyong, 52 years old, was from Daqinjia County, Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province. He was persecuted for practising Falun Gong and passed away in 2001.

Ms. Zhang Shimei was a practitioner from Xinxiang City, Henan Province. She went to Beijing to appeal and was unlawfully detained at the detention centre. She was severely tortured in prison and passed away there.

Ms. Li Quanying, 80 years old, was from Xinxiang City, Henan Province. She started practising Falun Dafa in early 1999. In 2000, her grandson was arrested and detained because he refused to give up his belief in Falun Gong. Li Quanying's health deteriorated with this family distress, and she passed away.

Ms. Huang Chaomei, 46 years old, was a practitioner from Duanzhou, Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province and an employee of an auto parts factory. She went to Beijing to appeal more than once since July 20, 1999 and was detained and persecuted in a detention centre. In July 2003, Huang Chaomei was persecuted at the brainwashing centre, where she was forced to write a guarantee letter to stop practising. She suffered from throat disease after she was released. Later, she made a solemn statement denouncing the "guarantee letter" and started to practise again. However she did not recover from her disease, and passed away in February, 2005.

Since Jiang Zemin and his followers started to persecute Falun Dafa in 1999, the 610 Office (the Political and Legal Committee) of Deyang City, Sichuan Province have been active in the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. Forced brainwashing centres have been established in the counties or districts of Dengyang City. To fool the public, the brainwashing centres are given names such as "Centre for Legal Training" or "School for Promoting Science." Practitioners who are considered by the 610 Office or the police as having exposed the persecution of Dafa and those who do not want to give up their beliefs in Dafa are the brainwashing targets.

Mr. Zeng Chuanxing, 52 years old, was from Deyang City, Sichuan Province. He was arrested many times and the corrupt officials extorted money from him, his home was searched, and his wife was sent to a forced labour camp. Because of long-term persecution, Zeng Chuanxing passed away on March 13, 2005.

Ms. Wang Yukun, 66 years old, lived in Mianzhu City, Sichuan Province. Due to long-term interference and threats from the neighbourhood committee, Wang Yukun passed away in January, 2004.

Ms. Li Yongzhi, 84 years old, lived in Mianzhu City, Sichuan Province. Due to long-term interference and threats from the neighbourhood committee, Li Yongzhi passed away in 2001.

The following are all practitioners from Deyang City, Sichuan Province, who had benefited by practising Dafa before April 25, 1999. After they lost the environment for practice and suffered continuous harassment by the persecutors, they passed away.

Jia Xiaoping, died in 2000

Zhou Hou, died in 2000

Li Bimei, died in 2002

Qiu Congrong, died in 2003

In June, 1999, the party office of Deyang City compiled a newsletter about Falun Dafa, reporting that there were 104 practice sites and more than 30,000 practitioners in Deyang. At 3:00 a.m. on July 20, 1999, the corrupt officials in Sichuan Province started to persecute practitioners according to Jiang Zemin's requirement of action together. Some veteran practitioners or practice site assistants were arrested and questioned by police, and their homes were searched. Practitioners' normal work, daily lives, and practice environment were destroyed. They have been registered by the police, searched and questioned by neighbourhood committees or police, kept under surveillance or stalked, their phones tapped, their outings limited, and they are required to report when they need to go out.

Persecutor's phone numbers:
Han Jun, Protection Office, Mianzhu City Hospital,86-838-6902079, 86-13006456775(mobile)


(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.

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