Three Practitioners Die as a Result of Persecution

Mr. Xue Junli Died in Shaanxi Province

Mr. Xue Junli, 46, lived in the Police Academy Family Housing in Sanqiao Town, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province. Because he practised Falun Gong, he was detained four times, sent to one year of forced labour, and brutally beaten by guard Feng Xiyao with a rubber baton. The prisoners cruelly beat him as well. He was taken to forced brainwashing sessions three times. The last time he was taken to a brainwashing session, he was tortured until he was very weak, and he died in July 2008.

Ms. Li Zhongzhen Died in Sichuan Province

Ms. Li Zhongzhen, 68, was an employee of Majia Township Livestock Management in Da County, Dazhou City, Sichuan Province. She had been under close monitoring since July 1999 by 610 Office1 personnel. On June 12th, 2008, officers from Da County 610 Office and Domestic Security arrested him at his son's home in Guanghan City and detained him in Xuanhan Detention Centre and the Dazhou City Brainwashing Centre for three months. Soon after he was released from the brainwashing centre in September 2008, half of his body became numb, he could not eat, and he died on January 6th, 2009.

Mr. Zhou Changli Died in Hunan Province

Mr. Zhou Changli was a retired employee of the Changde City Second Textile Factory in Hunan Province. He went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong on October 25th, 2000. He was arrested and taken back on October 31st, 2000, and detained in the Deshan Detention Centre. He was released on November 9th, 2000, after the police extorted 3000 yuan2. His leg was injured when the guards beat him. He was arrested again in May 2001 and detained in the Deshan Detention Centre again. His leg never stopped hurting, and he died in October 2001.

Note

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.

Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2009/1/18/193584.html

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