Ms. Guo Fengxia, 36 years old, lived in Wang'anfang Village, Zhangjiakou City in Hebei Province. She suffered from diseases before practising Falun Dafa. After she began practising Falun Gong, the illnesses vanished. She went to Nanxinqu to distribute materials exposing the persecution in April 2003. She was illegally arrested1 and sent to Shalingzi Police Station, and then to the Xuanhua Detention Centre. After that she was sentenced to a year in Gaoyang Forced Labour Camp of Baoding City. During this persecution, her family members were also under severe duress and lived in fear. They tried to rescue her but were swindled out of 30,000 yuan2 by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officers. The CCP officers didn't release Ms. Guo until her one-year forced labour camp sentence was over. Ms. Guo said it was very evil in the forced labour camp. For instance, police guards would throw poisonous snakes on female practitioners. Ms. Guo was harassed and threatened by the local police again in December 2005. The authorities were always harassing and torturing her. Her family members couldn't endure the tremendous pressure, so they did not allow her to practise Falun Dafa. If Ms. Guo went out for a while, her family members would go find her immediately. Ms. Guo suffered greatly in both body and mind. Over a long period of time, Ms. Guo suffered persecution and harassment. As a result, she passed away on February 19th, 2006.
Ms. Liu Yuqin, 53, lived in Xiaotang Village, Beijing City. She began to practise Falun Gong with her husband in 1997. Ms. Li was a community manager in her village. She was very kind and unselfish, and the local citizens deemed her a good community manager. But she was later dismissed because she practised Falun Gong. Wang Yujing, the head of Town of Miyun District Political and Legal Committee, sentenced Ms Liu and her husband to two years of forced labour. Ms. Liu was refused by the Assignment Department after she had a medical checkup revealing an issue with her thorax. Ms. Liu was arrested again in the middle of June 2003. The Beijing Women's Forced Labour Camp diagnosed her with breast cancer. Against her will she was given injections of unknown substances as "treatment." They caused Ms. Liu extreme pain. She became extremely weak and unable to take care of herself. Nevertheless, the authorities still tried to force her to write a guarantee statement to give up practiting Falun Gong. After Ms. Liu went home, they continued to harass and threaten her. They forbade her from practising Falun Gong or contacting Falun Dafa practitioners and harassed her by phone every week. Under such severe persecution, Ms. Liu became as thin as a skeleton. Her thigh muscle became disjointed from the bone, and she was a tragic sight to see.
Ms. Liu said to someone who came to question her that she did not need that guarantee statement and needed nothing but Falun Dafa. Ms. Liu passed away in October 2004.
Mr. Bi Yaoming, 79 years old, began practising Falun Gong in June 1997. After he started the practice, all of his illnesses disappeared and he became very healthy. He went to Beijing to appeal for justice in 2000. He was arrested and taken back to a local detention centre for two days. After he was released, officers from his company continually harassed him. They did not allow him to practise Falun Gong. They did not pay his wages, either. This persecution resulted in a relapse of his old illness. He passed away in November 2000.
1. Illegally arrested: Contrary to what former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, who initiated the persecution, and the Chinese Communist Party would like the world to believe, practising Falun Gong is NOT illegal in China. Although the Public Security Department issued an unconstitutional set of restraints on the practice at the onset of the persecution in 1999, no laws have been passed by the only legislative body in China, the People's Congress, banning Falun Gong or granting the police the authority to arrest Falun Gong practitioners for practising the exercises or distributing flyers. For a more complete discussion of the illegality of the persecution of Falun Gong, please refer to the article "The Ban on Falun Gong—A Dictator's Whim, Not the Rule of Law". (Variation: "illegally sentenced")
2. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.
Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2006/3/6/122191.html
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