Hu Deming

Chinese Name: 胡德明
Gender: Female
Age: 43
City: Duyun City
Province: Guizhou
Date of Death: 2003-04-11
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Case Description:

Ms. Hu Deming was a director at the Duyun City Industrial and Commercial Bank in Guizhou Province. She used to suffer from severe neurological illness. After witnessing her husband's health improve after practicing Falun Gong, she also began to practice Falun Gong in 1998. Soon her own illnesses also went away. After the persecution began in 1999, her husband, Du Guilin, went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in February 2000, and was sentenced to forced labor and detained in Tianjin City. She had to struggle between work and taking care of her young daughter, all by herself. As a result, her old illnesses recurred.

After her husband was released, the local police often came to their home to harass them. One night in February 2002, the police deceived her husband into going to the police department to have a talk. However, the police detained her husband in a detention center and later sentenced him to three years of forced labor. Later, her husband walked out of the detention center with righteous thoughts. In September 2002, her husband was arrested again for making truth-clarification materials. He was sentenced to eight years. While being detained in Guiyang Detention Center, he was brutally beaten by police and one of his eyes almost went blind due to the beating. Her husband's bitter encounter greatly saddened Hu Deming and her health condition worsened. When she was on the verge of death, she requested to have her husband come back home, but was rejected.

On April 11, 2003, Hu Deming passed away.