60-Year-Old Liu Xiwen from Heilongjiang Province, Died After Enduring Long-term Persecution

Mr. Liu Xiwen, 60 years old, was a teacher from Zhenxing Elementary School in Suihua City, Heilongjiang Province. He was relieved from his suffering from all kinds of diseases after he began practising Falun Dafa. After July 20th, 1999, he was beaten up and tortured several times by the police. Vicious prison officials subjected him to long-term persecution. He passed away on May 20th, 2002.

Falun Dafa Rescued Him from a Desperate Situation

Mr. Liu was a kind-hearted and honest person. He suffered a great deal from all sorts of diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, brain infection, and stomachache. He had about four fifths of his stomach surgically removed. He was in physical pain all day long.

With great enthusiasm, Liu Xiwen started practising Falun Dafa in November 1997. Soon all his diseases were gone and he started to feel very energetic. Falun Dafa had given him a healthy body and happiness in his old age.

Frequent Persecution for Expressing His Pure Heart

In July 1999, the persecution of Falun Gong started. Mr. Liu wanted to let more people know that Falun Dafa was good, so he appealed to the provincial government offices on July 22nd, 1999. After he came back, Shengli Police Station officials ransacked his home and fined him 400 yuan1.

In December 2000, Mr. Liu walked to Tiananmen Square and shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!" The police beat him down to the ground, and his head directly hit the cement of Tiananmen Square. ( His head hurt from that incident every now and then for the rest of his life.) The police dragged him to the police car and sent him to the Daxing Criminal Police Team in Beijing, where he was beaten again by the police. With a tightly held fist, they hit his front teeth and face very hard. His heart disease recurred.

Mr. Liu was then taken back to Suihua City and put in the detention centre. The Communist Committee Secretary, Ma De was very vicious. He gave orders not to release anyone who resisted writing a Guarantee Statement renouncing Falun Gong. In such an evil environment Mr, Liu wrote the pledge against his will. The Political Security Department of the Beilin District forced him to hand in 5000 yuan as bond and fined him another 200 yuan before releasing him.

Died after Enduring Continuous Threats and Vicious Persecution

The Beilin District Education Director, Yang Zhenbo, and Yu Hongchen from the Communist Committee worked very hard to persecute Falun Gong. Yang Zhenbo ordered Liu Xiwen's salary to be held back (they held back a total of 15 months of his salary) and forced him to cover all the expenses incurred by the people that took him back. They constantly tortured and persecuted him. They viewed "transforming2" him as the number one priority and forced him to write all kinds of pledges. These two people also frequently put pressure on Zhenxing Elementary School and harassed him at his home every second or third day, whether it was a work day or a holiday and at any time of day or night. Liu Xiwen suffered for a long time from this persecution.

On January 20th, 2001, Yang Zhenxing ganged up with the principal of Zhenxing Elementary School, Li Yujie, to lure Mr. Liu Xiwen to the school and force him to write the pledge. Yang said that if he did not write it, he could not go home to celebrate the Chinese New Year. One day before the Chinese New year, the Education Committee started a new round of persecution of the Falun Gong practitioners in this system. Principal Sun Yaojin was arrested and taken to the detention centre. In order to avoid the harassment by the Education Committee, Liu Xiwen and his wife did not stay at home for the New Year.

These constant harassments, however, weren't successful. One day in April 2001, over 10 people from the Beilin District Education Committee, Zhenxing Elementary School, Political Legal Committee, Suihua City 610 Office3, and Shengli Police Station arrived at Liu Xiwen's home and attempted to arrest him. Before these people arrived, Mr. Liu had left home to hide at his second daughter's home outside the city. He was there for 14 months. After the Education Committee learned this, they secretly sent two leaders from Zhenxing Elementary School to the work unit of Liu Xiwen's second daughter. Several times Yang Zhenbo and others tried to take Liu Xiwen back, but encountered strong resistance from his family and were not successful.

The frequent harassment, constant threats, and long-term persecution on the part of officials from the Beilin District, Zhenxing Elementary School, the Political Legal Committee, Suihua City 610 Office, Shengli Police Station, and Shengli Residential Committee brought depression, nervousness and terror into Liu Xiwen's life. His body and mind suffered severe damage. On May 20th, 2002, this old teacher, who was loved by his students, died as a result of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution.


Note

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

2. "Reform or Transform" Implementation of brainwashing and torture in order to force a practitioner to renounce Falun Gong. (Variations: "reform", "transform", "reformed", "reforming", "transformed", "transforming", and "transformation")

3. "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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