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Documented deaths

Since the start of the persecution in July 1999 until the present, 4213 cases of murdered Falun Gong practitioners have been confirmed. Many of these cases are deaths by physical torture. Reported cases include being beaten with wooden clubs or electric batons, burned with hot iron bars or being hung upside down for days on end. In about 10 per cent of the cases the cause of death is forced-feeding. Another common cause of death is forced labour. In these cases, Falun Gong practitioners were forced to work 20 hours per day under unhealthy conditions (fumes from glue and other chemical substances). This combined with malnutrition has left them so emaciated that they died.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to maintain Censorship and internet control over the details of the persecution, and tens of thousands of deaths remain unreported. When the facts about the persecution are exposed and a complete story is documented in the coming years, the number of deaths and other victims could be shockingly high.

An independent report by David Kilgour (former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia Pacific) and David Matas (Canadian human rights lawyer renowned for his work concerning the Holocaust) concludes that organs of Falun Gong practitioners are being harvested on a mass scale. The report considers that between 1999 and 2006, an estimated 40,000 and 65,000 Falun Gong practitioners have been killed for their organs. Illegally harvested hearts, livers, lungs, cornea and more were sold, for huge profit, to unsuspecting transplant patients.

In March 2006, a former hospital employee from northeastern China disclosed that in her hospital some 4,000 Falun Gong practitioners had been killed for their organs. Her surgeon husband admitted to removing corneas from the bodies of 2,000 Falun Gong adherents, while they were still alive. Meanwhile the bodies of the killed Falun Gong practitioners were quickly cremated to destroy evidence.

A recent analysis by the WOIPFG implies that millions of Falun Gong practitioners could be victims of organ harvesting.

Articles in this category

Persecution of Falun Gong continues Into 2015 13/06/2015

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.

Mr Liu Zhanhai, arrested for doing the Falun Gong exercises, dies in prison 29/12/2014

Deaths ( 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.

Harassed after four years in prison, Mr Li Hailong dies at home 12/12/2014

Deaths ( 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.

Mr Li Guangfan dies as a result of long term persecution 28/11/2014

Deaths ( 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.


Practitioner suspected to have died from organ harvesting ten years ago 26/09/2014

Deaths ( 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.

Mr Wang Wenzhang from Liaoning province passed away as a result of persecution 02/06/2014

Deaths ( 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.

My brother was tortured to death within ten days at Gangbei Prison 23/10/2013

Witness accounts ( 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.