The Tragedy of Falun Gong Practitioners
Families of Falun Gong Victims After Tragedy (2)

Together with Liu Chunling and Liu Siying were another pair of mother and daughter -- Hao Huijun and Chen Guo, who attempted suicide also on January 23.

Hao Huijun, 47, became a music teacher in Kaifeng City, central China's Henan Province, after she graduated from Henan University in 1974. Music programs composed or edited by her have won her over 12 awards in Kaifeng.

Cui Li, a younger sister of Hao, said that Hao used to be a friendly and warm-hearted career woman. Her personality altered a lot after she became a Falun Gong practitioner. She did not like to talk to and show care for other family members, but often staring blankly.

Hao was sent to a mental hospital for treatment of schizophrenia last March. But she refused to take medicine or receive an injection and left the hospital days later.

Hao then asked local police to send her to prison which she believed was "a temple" good for cultivating herself according to Falun Gong rules.

Being worried about Hao's situation, her younger sisters helped her move into their mother's home. At the end of last October, Haowas found burning all the pictures of her own family and sold her apartment.

Cui said that the last time she saw Hao was at noon on January 16. Hao bought the family some steamed bread and then disappeared.Cui and others had been looking for her for a few days but failed to get her. Since Hao left her ID card and cotton-padded coat at home, her family did not expect she had left Kaifeng to Beijing.

"Falun Gong rescues no people at all," cried Cui, "it was designed to hurt people, damage their lives, and push them to death. My sister and niece all became sacrificial lambs of Li Hongzhi and Falun Gong."

Hao's daughter Chen Guo is a sophomore at Beijing-based Central Conservatory of Music. The pretty 19-year-old student is a Pipa player.

"She would have a promising future if she had not been addicted to Falun Gong," said Cui. "It is more than sorrow that my sister trained my niece into a music talent and then ruined her."

(China Central Television 02/01/2001)