Three Falun Dafa Practitioners Die Due to Persecution

Practitioner Ms. Yao Fuqin was 59 years old, and lived in Tangshan City, Hebei Province. She had worked in Fengren District Education Bureau Curriculum Office, had severe heart disease before cultivating Falun Dafa, and took lots of medicine. She was too weak to ride her bike or walk up stairs. Since beginning Falun Dafa practice in 1994, she had not taken any medicine and her heart disease disappeared. She rode her bike to spread Falun Dafa everywhere, telling people how miraculously her sicknesses disappeared. In 2000, she was detained in Tangshan City First Detention Centre for nine months, and it severely injured her, both mentally and physically. After she returned home, the district Education Bureau, 610 Office1 and police sent many people to harass her at home. They threatened her and subjected her to huge mental pressures. She died on October 30th, 2005.

Practitioner Ms. Zhou Guangxiu was 74 years old and lived in the Feihe Neighbourhood in Xiling District of Yichang City, Sichuan Province. She previously had diabetes, heart disease, etc., but all her sicknesses disappeared after she began practising Falun Dafa. In January 2001, she was detained for fifteen days in the City Drug Rehabilitation Centre for refusing to give up her cultivation. In December 2004, she went to Dongshan Development District to explain the true situation of Falun Gong with other practitioners, and they were reportedly detained one day in Dongshan District Police Station. They refused to give their names, but they were recognised by someone, and picked up by police from the Xiling District Station. Soon after she returned home, her foot started feeling pain, and she could not walk or get up from her bed. She died on March 27th, 2005.

Practitioner Ms. Gong Maohua was 72 years old and lived in Nanji Village, Mengyin County, Shandong Province. She was fortunate to learn Falun Dafa in 1997, which improved her mental and physical health. She went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa on December 21st, 2000, and was mistreated by local police officers and 610 Office agents. Her third son had been beaten, threatened, and had 11,300 yuan2 extorted from him due to her practising Falun Dafa. In February 2001, Ms. Gong Maohua was locked in a brainwashing class for more than one month, and was forced to leave home, becoming homeless to avoid being arrested. She fell in the spring of 2003, and after being sick in bed she died on April 25th, 2004.


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.

2. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.

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