(Clearwisdom.Net) Zhen Xianchu, nicknamed Gege, is a 7-year-old girl who was born in January 1997. She is currently an elementary school student in the second grade.

Her mother, Shen Jianli, a Falun Gong practitioner, was born in October 1969. Ms. Shen had a Master's Degree in Mathematics and was a faculty member of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Nanling Subdivision of Jilin University in Changchun, Jilin Province. She was tortured to death in April 2002.

Zhen Xianchu's father, Zhen Weidong, born in November 1969, is also a Falun Dafa practitioner. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison on March 6, 2002 by the Nanguan District Court in Changchun. He had been imprisoned in Jilin Prison and is currently imprisoned in Shilingzi Prison in Siping City of Jilin Province.

On March 6, 2002, Gege and her mother went to the Nanguan District Court to watch her father's trial. Shen Jianli was arrested at the entrance of the Nanguan District Court and tortured to death a month later. That day, 4-year-old Gege was left alone at the entrance of the court. Several Falun Gong practitioners took care of her until they found her paternal grandparents. The grandparents struggled financially. Their only income came from the grandfather's 600-yuan monthly retirement salary. Even more heartbreaking is that her grandmother died from a heart attack in October 2004 and her grandfather is also in poor health. Her maternal grandparents also suffer from many ailments, including heart disease, legs pains, etc. The elderly couple was devastated by the news that their daughter was tortured to death for practicing Falun Gong.

Gege is afraid to mention her parents' real names. She becomes very frightened whenever policemen are mentioned.

The following are additional facts about the persecution of Gege's mother, Shen Jianli:

In 2001, the Secretary of the Communist Party Committee of the Department of Mathematics of Jilin University requested that Shen Jianli go to the Department office, under the pretext of a job-related issue. At that time, Gege was with her mother. Both of them were forcibly taken to a brainwashing center held in Jinyuetan. Those involved in this abduction include the department secretary, another teacher within the department, Liu Yuan, the head of the Jilin University "610 Office," and Liu Wei, the chief officer of the Nanling Police Station of Nanguan District.

Shen Jianli and Gege escaped from the Jingyuetan Brainwashing Center with righteous thoughts, but they were unable to return home after that. Other practitioners who refused to be "Reformed" in this brainwashing center have been sent to forced labor camps. The Secretary of the Department withheld Shen Jianli's salary as well as her salary card. After her death, he still did not return Ms. Shen's salary to her child, Gege.

While Ms. Shen was homeless with little Gege, she asked the Secretary to give back her salary and salary card through other people. In an attempt to force Ms. Shen to return so they could arrest her again, the Secretary said that Shen Jianli must go to him personally in order to get her salary back. Thus, Ms. Shen had no source of income during that period of time.

On March 6, 2002, when Ms. Shen and Gege went to Nanguan Court to watch Zhen Weidong's trial, Ms. Shen was arrested at the entrance of the court. She was tortured to death a month later. It is said that Shen Jianli was sent for interrogation while she was detained in Shuangyang Detention Center, and she never returned after that interrogation.

Officials and police officers involved in the persecution of Shen Jianli:

Wang Shoushi, the Vice Secretary of the Communist Party Committee of Jilin University, 86-431-5166373 (Office), 86-431-5095098 (Home), 86-13504336020 (Mobile)

Liu Yuan, the Vice Director of the Communist Party Committee Office, 86-431-5166428 (Office), 86-431-5286626 (Home), 86-13804306552 (Mobile)

Bing Guangyi, the Vice Director of the "610 Office" of Jilin University, 86-431-5166238 (Office), 86-431-5180083 (Home), 86-13620787190 (Mobile)

The Department of the Applied Mathematics, 86-431-5095147 (Office)

Liu Wei, the Nanling Police Station of Nanguan District.