Chinese Name: 张凤琴
City: Tangshan City
Occupation: Kaiping Chemical Plant
Date of Death: 2005-04-01
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Ms. Zhang Fengqing, 52 years old, was an employee of the Kaiping Chemical Plant in Tangshan City, Hebei Province. Before she started practicing Falun Gong, she suffered from leukemia. She spent hundreds of thousands of yuan on medical treatments, but nothing helped. She was dying. In 1996, Ms. Zhang began to practice Falun Gong, which gave her a new life. She was cured of leukemia.
In May 2001, when she went out to clarify the truth about Falun Gong, the police arrested her. She was held in the detention center and suffered persecution. Not being able to practice Falun Gong in the detention center, she got sick and the police had to release her. After she returned home, Ms. Zhang resumed practicing Falun Gong, and her health recovered.
In 2002 when an official at the 610 Office asked her if she would continue to practice Falun Gong, she said she would not give up such a good qigong practice. She was then taken to a brainwashing center and persecuted. The policemen tried to force her husband to divorce her, but he refused. She was finally released because she was steadfast in her belief and in safeguarding the Fa.
Although she was released, Ms. Zhang was constantly harassed by the police from the local police station, and she couldn't practice on a regular basis or lead a normal life. As a result, her old disease recurred. On April 1, 2005, she passed away.
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