Tong Huilan

Chinese Name: 童慧兰
Gender: Female
Age: 70
City: Wuhan City
Province: Hubei
Date of Death: 2005-01-20
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: Yangyuan Brainwashing Center
Case Description:

Ms. Tong Huilan, a 70-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner in the Wuchang District in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, miraculously recovered from late-stage cancer after practicing Falun Gong.

After the persecution of Falun Gong began in July 1999, Ms. Tong went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in November 2000. She was arrested, and the police beat her so badly that she suffered a concussion. Later in 2002, the perpetrators captured the elderly woman in order to brainwash her into renouncing Falun Gong and even confiscated her hard-earned savings of 2,000 yuan that she had accumulated over the years of collecting recyclables and selling them. Tong Huilan died an unjust death on January 20, 2005.