Ill Son Dies at Home, Father Imprisoned and Mother Dies From Persecution

By Li Chenxing, The Epoch Times
September 10, 2006 12:00 am Last Updated: September 10, 2006 12:00 am

Su Wei, the son of Mr. Su Anzhou and Ms. Geng Cuifang, both Falun Gong practitioners in China, suffered from a serious illness. Because his father was in prison and his mother persecuted to death, he lost financial support and had been living without any care. On August 4, 2006, Su Wei died at home. Su Wei's father is imprisoned at Lanzhou Prison. His request to care for his ill son was rejected by prison officials.

According to a report by on September 7, Su Wei was the only son of Su Anzhou and Geng Cuifang. Su Anzhou was a retired worker from the Department of Engineering at the Lanzhou Railroad Bureau. Geng Cuifang had been operating a small business. Her business was running well and the family once lived a very happy life. However, because Su Anzhou and Geng Cuifang practiced Falun Gong, the whole family suffered severe persecution. As a result of this maltreatment, two family members lost their lives. At the end of 2000, both Su Anzhou and Geng Cuifang went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. They were sent back to Lanzhou where they were detained separately at Pingantai Labor Camp and Lanzhou West Orchard Detention Center until October 2001. During this time, Su Wei was left at home by himself. He had lost financial support and care from his parents.

On the morning of June 13, 2002, right after Su Anzhou stepped out of home, he was forcefully arrested by a group of policemen who had been hiding to ambush him. The police knocked on the door for Geng Cuifang to open. For unknown reasons, Geng Cuifang fell out of the 6th-floor window and died. Afterwards, the policemen took the keys from Geng Cuifang's body, opened the door and searched the home. They confiscated two bank deposit books, cash, rings and other jewelry, and then left Geng Cuifang's body outside under the scorching sun.

On September 14, 2002, the police again illegally arrested Su Anzhou. Accused of being involved in tapping into a TV station to broadcast factual videos on Falun Gong, he was illegally sentenced to ten years in prison. Since then, Su Wei has been home alone. Because his financial support was cut off again, he became malnourished and later contracted tuberculosis.

In June 2006, Su Wei without care became more seriously ill. Relatives, neighbors and people in the community donated money to help him. Meanwhile, they communicated with Lanzhou Prison, hoping that Su Anzhou could return home to take care of his son who was critically ill. Because Su Anzhou insisted on practicing Falun Gong, the prison refused to release him. On July 27, Su Anzhou was allowed to visit his son under the surveillance of a few policemen.

When Su Anzhou returned home, Su Wei's whole body was already swollen. He could hardly be recognized. He could no longer walk because his two legs were too swollen and liquids were seeping out of them. The home had a terrible smell. Looking at his dying son, Su Anzhou was speechless, he just kept stroking his son's head. Su Wei asked the policemen, “I beg you, please release my dad.” The police did not allow Su Anzhou to stay. Soon after Su Wei died at home. urges more people to hear the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China, to help expose the crimes of the Chinese communist regime and to work together to bring such tragedy to an end sooner.