Law violations (Minghui.org) Mr Xiong Huifeng, a 78-year-old retired space scientist, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years by the Nankai District Court in Tianjin, China on December 4th, 2015 for practising Falun gong.
Deaths Chinese regime authorities continue to arrest and torture, sometimes to death, practitioners of the traditional meditation practice Falun Gong over the first three months of the new year. Incomplete statistics reveal hundreds of illegal detentions and dozens of deaths as a result of abuse in custody.
Deaths (Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Mr Liu Zhanhai from the Nangang District in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, died on December 5th, 2014, while serving a four-year prison term in the Shenyang No. 1 Prison. Mr Liu was one of the 13 practitioners arrested in Shenyang in March 2013 for doing the Falun Gong exercises in public. He was subsequently sentenced to a four-year prison term.
Deaths (Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Mr Li Hailong, 42, passed away in September 2014. He had been imprisoned for four years, and was arrested again on October 18th, 2013. The police took him to the local police station and threatened him. Mr Li was released after the police extorted 2,000 Yuan (GBP £210) from him. His health deteriorated and he became emaciated.
Deaths (Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Mr Li Guangfan from Chengguan Township in Yi County, Liaoning Province, passed away on September 18th, 2014, after long term persecution. He was 59 years old. His wife, Ms Wu Fengyan, passed away at the age of 51 on May 21st, 2010, of a cerebral haemorrhage. She had also been repeatedly persecuted for her belief in Falun Gong.
Deaths (Minghui.org) Mr Fan Xuejun died as a result of persecution while imprisoned 10 years ago. His family suspected that he died from organ harvesting when they inspected his body. However, under huge pressure, they did not have the courage to expose their findings at the time.
Deaths (Minghui.org) Sixty-nine new death cases of Falun Gong practitioners have been confirmed during the first half of 2014. Among them, 49 deaths occurred in 2014. 20 practitioners died in 2013 or earlier, but the cases were confirmed as of June 28th, 2014.
Deaths (Epoch Times) A practitioner of Falun Gong, a Chinese spiritual practice, who tapped into a television channel in China to broadcast footage exposing the persecution of the practice has died from torture after seven years detention.
Deaths (Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Mr Wang Wenzhang from Xifeng County, Liaoning Province, was persecuted repeatedly for upholding his practice of Falun Gong. Most recently he was illegally arrested and sentenced to four years in prison in March 2009. He was brutally tortured in Dongling Prison and suffered a stroke. He was released on bail for medical treatment in early 2013. It was too late however, and within the next six months Mr Wang became paralysed. On March 28th, 2014, at the age of 65, he lost his life.
Witness accounts (Minghui.org) After being held in prison for 11 years, I was released on medical parole on April 26th, 2013, because of ill health.
On arriving home, I was told that my younger brother, Mr Li Xiwang, died ten days after he was taken to Gangbei Prison. I had to find out how he died.
According to my sister, our brother was in good health when she last saw him, which was before he was taken to Gangbei Prison. He died ten days after arriving there.
Former deputy party secretary Mr Zhang Qingchao died after suffering years of persecution 20/10/2013
Deaths Mr Zhang Qingchao was the deputy Party secretary of Huaiqiao Township, Quzhou County, Hebei Province when the Chinese Communist regime launched the persecution of Falun Dafa on July 20th, 1999. He was deposed for telling others the facts of Falun Dafa and the persecution. For the past twelve years, he had been incarcerated twice at the Handan Forced Labour Camp. The township did not let him return to work after his last release. Under the pain and pressure the persecution continued to cause him, Mr Zhang's health deteriorated and he passed away on March 7th, 2012.
Deaths NEW YORK – On May 29th, Mr Yu Xuezhong left home to go to his friend’s house. Little did he know it would be his last time. That evening, police burst in, abducting the two men in a sweep that pulled in at least 20 others who practise Falun Gong in Northeast China’s Jilin City. They were taken to a nearby police station, handcuffed, and beaten. The next day, Mr Yu’s family received a phone call. The 53-year-old was dead.