It is 2012, the Chinese New Year of the Dragon has arrived,
an occasion for celebration and family reunion.
Recalling 2011, the over-12 year long brutal persecution of
Falun Gong, waged by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), continues today.
More than 20 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities have witnessed large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners tortured to death in 2011 alone.
Tens of thousands Chinese citizens who uphold a belief in
“Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance” have become victims of the CCP’s persecution. These Falun Gong practitioners are still suffering imprisonment,
torture, extortion, persecution, homelessness, and their family life has been ruined.
According to the incomplete statistics of Clearwisdom.net,
since July 20, 1999 when Jiang Zemin initiated the persecution
of Falun Gong, at least 3,477 practitioners have been
persecuted to death.
In 2011, the three provinces of Heilongjiang, Liaoning and Jilin
saw the highest number of deaths of Falun Gong practitioners.
The death toll embraces a wide range of age groups, from the
young to the elderly, and including employees and retirees.
Those persecuted include cadres, businessmen, farmers,
doctors, accountants, teachers, researchers and so on.
Wang Zhiyuan, spokesman of the World Organization to
Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG),
said that over 12 years, the CCP regime has long been
committing genocide against Falun Gong.
Wang Zhiyuan says: “So far as WOIPFG knows, the CCP
persecutes Falun Gong practitioners for their beliefs.
This is not a common persecution, but one of
an evil without precedent in the history of mankind.”
In 2011 alone, those Falun Gong practitioners
who have been tortured to death in Heilongjiang
include Song Jinfeng, Liu Qingguo from Harbin,
Ci Hai, Pan Benyu from Qiqihar , Bai Shuang from Daqing,
Ji Baoshan from Fangzheng county, Qin Yueming, Liu
Chuanjiang, Li Fengxia from Yichun, and Yu Libo from Zhaodong.
39-year-old Falun Gong practitioner Yu Libo graduated
from Harbin Chinese Medical University.
She passed away in October, 2011 after suffering
eight years of unjust imprisonment.
Yu’s eyes were wide open,
with blood at the corners of her mouth.
She had been sitting over two days and one night on the
“tiger bench” before she died.
When imprisoned, Yu had also suffered brutal spinal beatings
and various other tortures.
Pan Benyu from Qiqihar saved six people’s lives after
he became a Falun Gong practitioner and doing good deeds.
However, Pan was sentenced to a forced labor camp term for
his belief. The prison guards lied saying “He is a psychopath”.
In solitary confinement, Yu’s hands were chained behind
his back and to the floor.
He was beaten to unconsciousness and
kicked hard in the stomach.
In July, 2011, Yu died from failure of the heart, liver and kidneys.
Ji Baoshan, a resident of Fangzheng County, was abducted
by the local police for not giving up Falun Gong cultivation.
Over 40 villagers signed a petition to release him.
NTD reporter Li Yuanhan and Li Ruolin