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Issue 34: Ten Years of Persecution - Millions Suffer  
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Ten Years of Persecution - Millions Suffer

Tragically, the year 2009 marks the 10 year-anniversary of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. The persecution is as severe as ever and the lack of help from the world community abroad has aggravated the suffering of those Chinese who continue to lose their loved ones because they simply want to keep practicing Falun Gong and exercise their basic human rights of freedom of speech and belief. We have brought you only the most poignant stories, hoping that you will pass the word and help to stop the torture and insane persecution of innocents in China.

Torture Caused Ms. Gao Yumin's Baby to Die in Her Womb

Ms. Gao Yumin, 40, was three months pregnant when she was arrested on September 19, 2007, for her belief in Falun Gong. On October 28, after brutal beatings at the police station, she was rushed to the hospital unconscious. When the doctors operated because her heart had stopped, they found a dead fetus in her womb. They sent her home after 8 days in the hospital and a cost of 10,000 yuan, but arrested her again on December 15, 2008, saying she hadn't finished her term. She is now detained and being tortured at the Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp.

Ms. Sun Min Beaten to Death in Police Custody within a Day of Arrest

Ms. Sun Min's body showed clear signs of torture

Ms. Sun Min and her husband were arrested on April 22, 2009, for distributing Falun Gong DVDs and sent to the Niujie District Police Station. Ms. Sun died within a day of her arrest. At a viewing of her body, the family saw evidence of beatings with an electric baton, being tightly handcuffed, and hung up by her arms. The family took pictures.

Mr. Zhu Hongbin, Sentenced to Seven Years for Having Falun Gong Books, Died of Torture and Harmful Drugs

Photo of Mr. Zhu Hongbin when released from prison

On December 29, 2001, Mr. Zhu Hongbin, 38, was arrested and sentenced to seven years in prison because he had Falun Gong materials. He was tortured, injected with an unknown drug, and starved multiple times. When finally released from prison, he weighed so little that his family could easily count all the bones in his body. He died on June 18, 2009, not long after his release.

Mr. Yang Guiquan Dies from Injuries a Month after Being Taken into Custody

Mr. Yang Guiquan, 45, was arrested on June 20, 2009 and sent to the Xindi Detention Center in Liaoning Province. He only lasted through a month of torture and brutal force-feeding before he died on July 20. Witnesses said his body was covered with bruises and scarring consistent with use of an electric baton.

Mr. Yang Guiquan

Mr. Zhang Litian Beaten to Death in Jinzhou City Prison

In April 2008, to "prepare for the Olympics," Laizhou City "610 Office" Chief Liu Jingbing led a group of officers to arrest Mr. Zhang Litian (36) and sentenced him to five years in Jinzhou City Prison. On November 16, 2008, he went on a hunger strike to protest the brutal beatings. The next day, on November 17, 2008, Warden Zhang Baozhi encouraged four prisoners to cruelly beat Mr. Zhang to death. The local police informed Mr. Zhang's family that he died from a heart attack. When Mr. Zhang's family saw his body, they found there were many injuries and bruises, especially around his heart area. The authorities also refused the family's request to hire a third party forensic doctor to conduct an autopsy.

Mr. Zhang Litian (right)

Mr. Fu Ziming Dies during Brief Detention

Mr. Fu Ziming, 34, was arrested on April 17, 2009, because he posted a pro-Falun Gong message. He died just three days later while the "610 Office" escorted him back to Jianli County. The authorities would not allow his family to view his body.

Ms. Kang Ruiqi's Mental Disorder Caused by Forced Injection

During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, agents from the local 610 Office, officers from the Pozi Street Police Station, and staff from the community committee arrested Ms. Kang Ruiqi and subjected her to 18 months of forced labor at Baimalong Forced Labor Camp. Because she refused to give up practicing Falun Gong, the guards injected her with unknown drugs. As a result, she became mentally disordered. She does not recognize her family or friends. She completely lost her normal thinking and memory. Most of the time, she stares or utters nonsense.

Mr. Li Guangwei Has Been Missing for Four Years

Mr. Li Guangwei, 65, was famous for his Chinese calligraphy and painting. Because Mr. Li had written letters to tell people about his experience with Falun Gong, the authorities started monitoring him and followed him whenever he went out. On July 25, 2005, he told his family that he wanted to take a walk, and would come back shortly. However, he never returned. Even four years later, no one knows his whereabouts.

Mr. Li Guangwei

Olympic Persecution:

We have documented the cases of 10,194 Falun Gong practitioners who were detained, arrested, and tortured during the 2008 Olympics. Many of them are still in detention and still being tortured.

For a list of the 10,194 Falun Gong practitioners, please go to following link:

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