Chinese Name: 张桂珍
Date of Death: 2004-09-05
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Ms. Zhang Guizhen, 72, was from Shaheliang of Liaoning Province. Before she began Falun Dafa practice in 1996, she suffered from diabetes and heart disease, and had been hospitalized many times. She was the first from her local area to learn Falun Dafa. Though she had received very little education, she was able to read the book "Zhuan Falun," and was very determined in her cultivation. Her health recovered. In 1999, because she introduced Falun Gong to other people, approximately eight policemen broke into her home and confiscated her Falun Gong books. Later, when she went to visit her relatives, two perpetrators followed her to her relative's home, and tried to force her to write a guarantee statement. She firmly refused. Prolonged persecution brought her great harm. Her diabetes came back and her eyesight began to fail. But the difficulties did not keep her from clarifying the truth. She still went outside to post flyers clarifying the truth of Falun Gong. Right before she passed away on September 5, 2004, she felt sorrow for not being able to do more for Falun Dafa.
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