(Clearwisdom.net) I was very shocked a few days ago when I read the news on the Internet that Yu Lianchun had been persecuted to death. In September 2000, when I was illegally imprisoned at the Fourth Division of the First Women's Labor Camp in Jiangshuiquan, Jinan City, Yu Lianchun was transferred from the First Division to the Fourth Division. She looked very young even though she was nearly fifty years old. I was told that she was subjected to a lot of torture while she was at the First Division. She was beaten many times by the police and inmates because she refused to give up practicing Falun Gong.

During the time she was imprisoned at the Fourth Division, policewoman Wang Shuzhen locked her in the warehouse and didn't allow her to wash her face, brush her teeth, or take a shower for more than twenty days because she would not give up practicing Falun Gong. She got only a steamed bun and one chunk of preserved vegetables for a meal. She was only allowed to sleep four hours per day, and was not allowed to sleep until everyone else was asleep. She had to begin work at the warehouse before everyone else got up. She was forced to attend brainwashing classes and she received unceasing threats every day. She became absent-minded, had dull vision, and sometimes talked to herself. Whenever she saw guard Wang Shuzhen, she was so frightened that her whole body shivered. Later she had difficulty walking. She did not recognize anyone around her and could not take care of herself.

Within about twenty days, Yu Lianchun became a different person due to the torture. Everyone requested that the labor camp take her to a doctor. But guard Wang Shuzhen said that Yu Lianchun was only pretending to behave this way. Sometimes other Falun Gong practitioners used the opportunity of visiting the restroom to help her shower and change clothes without letting the guards know. Yu Lianchun has an eighty-year-old mother and an underage daughter.

In October 2000, I was transferred to the Fifth Division. Since then I had not heard any news about her. I tried hard and inquired about her through the Falun Gong practitioners from Fourth Division but no one knew her whereabouts. Today however I confirmed that Yu Lianchun had been persecuted to death at the labor camp.

It is guard Wang Shuzhen who directly caused Yu Lianchun's death. This is one more crime that Jiang Zemin's gang has committed.

Note: Yu Lianchun was born in 1944. She was from Jinan City, Shandong Province. She was a retired employee of a power plant in Dezhou City. She was illegally sentenced to three years in a labor camp in February 2000 and was imprisoned at the Jinan Women's Labor Camp because she was practicing Falun Gong and believed in "Truth, Compassion, Forbearance." In December 2000, Yu Lianchun was persecuted to death at the Fourth Division of Jinan Women's Labor Camp. Not long after she died, her daughter was arrested and sent to the Wangchun Labor Camp to be persecuted.

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