12-Year-Old Child's Mother Dies in the Persecution, Father Sentenced to Four Years in Prison
(Clearwisdom.net) Zhu Meijuan was 38 years old when she died as a result of the persecution. She was a worker in the Boiler Metal Configuration Factory of Qingdao City and started to practice Falun Gong in spring 1996 at Erlihe, Jiaozhou City. She was fired from her job for practicing Falun Gong. In October 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal and validate Dafa. In December 2001, her husband Zhou Zhaohua was arrested.
Over the past few years, she has been dedicated in clarifying the truth to people. As she handed out truth-clarifying materials, she was followed by plainclothes policemen. At 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 14, 2004, five people from the Jiaozhou City Police Department and the "610 Office" shouted and smashed the door, attempting to forcibly bring Zhu to the police department for interrogation. She clarified the truth to them, but they kept at the door for over two hours and attempted to arrest her. Zhu sought a way to escape, so she climbed down the drainpipe from the sixth floor. When she reached the third floor, the pipe broke, and Zhu fell to her death.
Her husband, Zhou Zhaohua, is 40 year old. He was once a captain in the military. In 1998 he was transferred to civilian work and stayed in Yanghe Town Government of Jiaozhou City as an assistant engineer. In spring 1996, he started to practice Falun Gong at Erlihe of Jiaozhou City. At the end of December 2001, he was abducted while at work for handing out truth-clarifying materials. (His family was unaware of this at that time.)
Below is an account from Li Junfang, Zhu Meijuan's mother:
On the afternoon of December 24, 2001, five people from Jiaozhou City Police Department and the "610 Office" violently smashed our door and broke into our unit (West side of the sixth floor, Unit 3, Building No. 10, Shizhong Residential Area, Jiaozhou City). They illegally searched and took away by force over 30 Falun Gong books and dozens of copies of materials downloaded from Clearwisdom.net. Later, Zhou Zhaohua was illegally sentenced to four years by a Jiaozhou City Court. Since he was abducted, we've never seen him. The police department personnel came many times attempting to extort money from us, but we did not have money. Half a year later, a prisoner who had been released told us that Zhou was in Weibei Prison. We requested many times to visit him but were never allowed.
Address of Weibei Prison: 2-7, PO Box 61, Hanting District, Weifang City, post code: 261109.
Child: Zhou Yingjie, female, 12 years old, young practitioner, now lives with her grandmother Li Junfang.
Residential address: West side of the second floor, Unit 1, 36 Hangzhou Road, Jiaozhou City, Shandong Province (there is no telephone at home). She is now studying in Class 10, Year 7 of Zhenhua Middle School, Jiaozhou City. Address of the school: 30 Hangzhou Road, Tel: 86-532-7250840
Foster-mother: Li Junfang, 63 years old, mother of Zhu Meijuan. She started to practice in August 1995, and now they depend on each other. Li Junfang is a retiree.