74-year-old Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Xu Zongying Dies as a Result of Persecution
(Clearwisdom.net) 74-year-old Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Xu Zongying passed away on March 20, 2004 after enduring frequent harassment and threats from local authorities. Her daughters Chang Xueling and Chang Xuexia, also Falun Gong practitioners, are currently being tortured at the Dalian City Forced Labor Camp.
Prior to practicing Falun Gong, Xu Zongying had suffered multiple bone fractures in her back, and as a result she had to walk with her back bent at nearly 90 degrees, almost parallel to the ground. She began practicing Falun Gong in 1996, and soon she was able to straighten her back.
In September and October 2001, Xu Zongying's two daughters, Chang Xueling and Chang Xuexia, were sent to the Gongrencun Police Station, Xigang Police Department and to the Qingniwaqiao Police Station, Zhongshan Police Department. They were illegally sentenced to two years of forced labor. Their employer, the Dalian Port Corporation fired them during their detention at the labor camp. Xu Zongying was shocked by the news that her daughters were fired and being held in a labor camp. Her older daughter Chang Xueling has a daughter who is attending elementary school. Xu Zongying had to move into Chang Xueling's home to take care of her granddaughter.
Xu Zongying had no source of income and neither did her daughter; they were forced to live on money given to them by relatives and other practitioners. The perpetrators from the Xianglujiao Street Party Committee in the Xigang District often went to Chang Xueling's home and threatened Xu Zongying, "You can't practice Falun Gong here; if you do, we'll throw you out!"
Xu Zongying's daughter-in-law was also fired by the Dalian Port Corporation for practicing Falun Gong, which added to her stress. In order to stay in the home to take care of her granddaughter, she practiced in secret. She passed away on March 20, 2004.
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