Du Xuefang

Chinese Name: 杜雪芳
Gender: Female
Age: 44
City: Heihe City
Province: Heilongjiang
Date of Death: 2007-04-21
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2007-03-16
Most recent place of detention: Heihe City First Detention Center
Case Description:
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Du Xuefang, 44, from Heihe City, Heilongjiang Province, was a worker in a food factory. She went to Beijing alone to clarify the truth after July 20, 1999 when the persecution began. She unfurled a banner at Tiananmen Square and was arrested. Ms. Du did not divulge her name or address, and was detained for two and a half years. She could not go home after being released and was forced to live a destitute life to avoid being arrested again. On March 16, 2007, Du Xuefang went back to her hometown. Policemen from the Hailan Station of Heihe City detained her in the Heihe City First Detention Center. On April 21, 2007, Ms. Du's family received notification of her death. The notice said that she died of "Sudden Heart Disease." However, Du Xuefang was very healthy, and she absolutely did not have heart problems. Her family saw that her clothes were very dirty, and there were many stains on them.