3 More Sect Members Die, Authorities Say

From Times Wire Reports

Two more members of the outlawed Falun Gong spiritual movement have died in Chinese labor camps, and another follower committed suicide, officials said.

Gao Xiufeng died in a labor camp in the northern province of Heilongjiang after going on a hunger strike, a police officer said.

Lai Zhijun, arrested last year for protesting in Beijing against the government's ban on Falun Gong, died in a labor camp in the southern province of Guangdong, a government official said. He said he did not know the cause of Lai's death.

Zhao Xinnian committed suicide by throwing himself in front of a train, another official said.

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