Persecution-Related Deaths of 14 More Practitioners Verified in March 2006

Public channels of information in March 2006 have verified the torture deaths of 14 Falun Gong practitioners from Mainland China. Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) under Jiang Zemin's direction began persecuting Falun Gong on July 20th, 1999, a total of 2,855 practitioners have been verified to have been tortured to death.

The genocidal persecution of Falun Gong by the CCP and Jiang's regime has continued for close to seven years. The regime has brutally tortured Falun Gong practitioners to death and also imposed tight restrictions on information related to the persecution. The torture deaths reported publicly on Clearwisdom.net and verified through public channels are only the tip of the iceberg. Recent news of the atrocities in Sujiatun Concentration Camp in Shenyang City revealed that the CCP has not only illegally detained a huge number of Falun Gong practitioners, but also reaped huge profits through the appalling practice of harvesting organs from live practitioners and disposing their bodies immediately. The contemptible brutality of this horrendous crime is reminiscent of the past atrocities of the Nazis.

Among the 14 verified deaths from torture in March, seven of the practitioners died between January and March and three of them were persecuted to death in March 2006. Based on initial statistics, at least 30 Mainland China practitioners were persecuted to death between January and March 2006.

The 14 deaths took place in eight provinces and municipalities: three cases each in Hubei and Sichuan Provinces, two each in Heilongjiang and Jilin Provinces, one each in Hebei, Shandong, Hunan, and Jiangsu Provinces. Eight of them, or 57 per cent, were women. Six of these practitioners were over 55 years of age, which accounts for 43 per cent of the deaths. Four of them were over 70 years of age.

Senior citizens brutally tortured, pass away

Mr. Wang Zengren was from Gaodou Village, Yangjia Town in Deyang City. He had retired from the first division of the Mechanical Construction Company in Sichuan Province. Before practising Falun Gong, he had heart disease, diabetes, and rectal cancer. Mr. Wang began to practise Falun Gong in 1997, and in two years, all his diseases disappeared without further treatment. He felt the happiness of being free of pain.

After the persecution began, Mr. Wang was detained three times because he explained the true situation Falun Gong. Police ransacked his home many times and confiscated two years' salary totalling 32,000 yuan1. The director of the Jingyang District Police Department, Xiang Huaming, police officer Lin Dexi, Gaodou Village security officer Yu Yunshou, and others directly participated in making the illegal arrests and detentions. They ransacked Mr. Wang's home. They also seized him and his wife, Tian Xingqiong, and took them to the local police station. Mr. Wang and his wife were not allowed to sleep, and they were bitten by mosquitoes all night.

On August 23rd, 2002, Mr. Wang Zengren was again arrested. This time it was because he took part in a Falun Gong group practice with 92 people. On September 25th, 2002, he was deceived by Yangjia police chief Xiang Huaming into going to the Gongnong Village Police Station. He was detained in the Deyang City Detention Centre for nine months. Then he was sentenced to two years of forced labour. While Mr. Wang was detained in Deyang City Prison, the guards brutally tortured him. The following is what Wang Zengren said before his death: "On the morning of August 4th, two guards told me to go to the health office at the gate. One of them, Cui, said I should stand by the window. He then told me to bend toward the windowsill. He wiped my head with an unknown drug and I fainted suddenly." Mr. Wang was injected with unknown drugs and was kept unconscious for over 10 days. He was incontinent, suffered anal erosion, his legs were swollen, and he could not walk. His head had two holes in it from the beatings he received. He passed away on January 29th, 2006.

Mr. Qi Laixing, 72 years old, was a practitioner from Jiaohe City, Jilin Province. He started to practise Falun Dafa in 1996. At that time, he had many diseases. After practising Falun Gong, he recovered from all of them. (http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2006/3/18/70925.html)

On October 2nd, 1999, Mr. Qi went to Beijing to appeal against the persecution of Falun Dafa. As a result, his property was confiscated and he was sent to a brainwashing centre twice and fined several thousand yuan. Later on, he was sent to a forced labour camp for two years. During his imprisonment Mr. Qi suffered from all kinds of cruel torture. He was forced to sit on the cold concrete floor from 6:00 a.m. in the morning to 10:00 p.m. in the evening. He was not allowed to sleep. If he was found sleeping, they would put a bug in his ear or stab him with needles. There was no heat in the room. Because of the lack of food Mr. Qi was very weak. While in the prison, Mr. Qi was also forced to sleep on the floor next to the toilet and was not provided a blanket in the winter. Mr. Qi was tortured in an effort to extort a "confession" from him. He was exposed to extreme heat or forced to stand in the pouring rain until he passed out. The police used wooden sticks to beat him until he was bruised all over. Under the CCP's long-term persecution of both his body and spirit, Mr. Qi died on February 28th, 2006.

Retired teacher Ms. Zhu Dafeng was beaten to death by police; her young daughter, seeking justice, was threatened with dismissal from her job

Ms. Zhu Dafeng, 60 years old, lived on Zhongnan Street in the Wuchang District of Wuhan City. She was a retired teacher. Her husband works at the Hubei Province Police Department, her younger daughter and son-in-law work in police stations, and her older daughter works in a prison.

On March 5th, 2003, two Falun Dafa banners appeared on the 10th Building of the Hubei Province Police Department compound. That same day, Ms. Zhu Dafeng and another practitioner (name unknown, an elderly lady) were arrested, detained for one month, and then forced to go through another month of brainwashing and torture.

On March 1st, 2006, Mr. Zhu's husband called the Zhongnan Street Police Station to report her. A group of policemen arrived. They carried Ms. Zhu downstairs and threw her into the police vehicle. Ms. Zhu resisted the arrest and was beaten unconscious in the vehicle. She was directly sent to the Armed Police Hospital for emergency treatment. She was totally covered with bruises from her lower back down to her thighs. Her blood pressure was abnormal, and she died within five days. Her body was cremated. Ms. Zhu's younger daughter, who is a police officer, tried to seek justice over her mother's death but was threatened with dismissal from her job.

Refusing to be "transformed2," Ms. Zhu Yunfang was beaten to death by inmates at the instigation of police officer Zhang Xiaofang

Police officer Zhang Xiaofang in the 7th Brigade of the Nanmusi Women's Labour Camp in Zizhong City, Sichuan Province, is one of the CCP's "Ten Most Outstanding Youths in the Nation." Her false claim is: "If Falun Gong practitioners are not beating or cursing others, they are not 'transformed' completely." Zhang forced many practitioners to stand or squat for prolonged periods of time. She didn't allow practitioners to take showers, brush their teeth, or wash their hands. She instigated drug addicts to burn women practitioners' nipples, slap their faces, and pinch them. She also incited inmates to stuff practitioners' mouths with stinky socks. She didn't allow practitioners to go to the toilet, and forced them relieve themselves in their beds or in their trousers. Then she forced practitioners to take off their coats to wipe up the urine on the floor. She also spat in practitioners' food.

Practitioner Ms. Zhu Yunfan, 50 years old, was detained in the 7th Brigade of the Nanmusi Women's Labour Camp. Because she refused to give up her belief, she was brutally beaten in the toilet by inmates instigated by Zhang Xiaofang. She was stepped on and kicked on her chest and stomach and was beaten to death.

At 9:00 a.m. on April 26th, 2006, Zhang Xiaofang instigated drug addicts Zhuang Xiaoling and Chen Lingyan to drag Ms. Zhu Yunfang to the third floor in the 7th Brigade to force feed her medicines. Around 11:00 a.m., four drug addicts, including Chen Lingyan and Zhuang Xiaoling, dragged Ms. Zhu Yunfang to the first floor from the third floor. With the encouragement of on-duty police officer Pan Rong, two inmates stomped on Ms. Zhu Yunfang's knees, pulled her into a toilet, locked the door, and savagely beat her. Ms. Zhu Yunfang's screams and cries were heard for a long time.

Young lecturer from Changzhou, Wu Dianhui, persecuted to death, leaving a five-year-old son

Practitioner Mr. Wu Diahui, 34, was a young lecturer employed by Changzhou City Normal College in Jiangsu Province. In order to persecute him, his employer and city police locked him in a mental hospital, a tuberculosis hospital, and a labour camp. This severely damaged Mr. Wu's health, and he died of tuberculosis on February 11th, 2006.

Mr. Wu Dianhui earned his Master's Degree from Shanghai Eastern China Normal University. He was employed by Changzhou City Normal College in Jiangsu Province. On October 30th, 1999, Mr. Wu was arrested along with his wife while they were resting in Tiananmen Square. They were brutally beaten in the police vehicle. Returning to Changzhou City, they were locked in a brainwashing centre for 10 days. Mr. Wu was tortured by being forced to stand for three entire days by Cultural Security Officer Yao (in charge of the Campus Security of Colleges in Changzhou City) of the Changzhou City Police Department. Later, the Changzhou City Normal College forced the young couple to do physical labour instead of teaching, and took away their promised family housing.

In early April 2000, Mr. Wu went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong and was detained in the Changzhou City Police Department. After he was released, his employer and personnel office employees from the Changzhou City Higher Education Committee broke into his rental house off campus.

On May 1st, 2001, local police secretly arrested Mr. Wu Dianhui on his way home from visiting his teachers and classmates in Shanghai. After more than 10 days, his family received a two-year forced labour sentencing statement. His son was only eight months old at the time.

Mr. Wu was taken to the Jiangsu Province Dafengfangqiang Forced Labour Camp, where he was tortured with electric baton shocks, deprived of sleep for over one week, beaten by prisoners, locked in the small cell, and brutally force-fed, among other abuse.

Mr. Wu was released on January 1st, 2003. Due to severe injuries received in the forced labour camp, Mr. Wu did not recover from the tuberculosis he had contracted and became thinner and thinner. He was hospitalised twice and died on February 11th, 2006, leaving his wife, his five-year-old son, and his aged parents.

Note

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


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