Qiu Lanfen - 邱兰芬
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Ms. Qiu Lanfen, 67, lived in Changchun City, Jilin Province. Many of her illnesses disappeared after she began practicing Falun Gong in 1995. On July 20, 1999, when the Chinese authorities launched the campaign to persecute Falun Gong, she did not hesitate to go to Beijing to clarify the truth and appeal for Falun Gong. When she went to Beijing again on the New Year holiday in 2000, authorities from the Zhanqian Division of the Beijing Police Department imprisoned her for over twenty days, and escorted her back to Changchun City, where she was detained for two weeks. In 2001, Ms. Qiu's daughter, another Falun Gong practitioner, was forced to leave home to avoid further persecution. Later the local police and the authorities from her daughter's employer came to force Ms. Qiu to turn in her daughter. Frightened, Ms. Qiu fell ill and died in August 2001.
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