Chinese Name: 高秀芹
City: Zichuan District of Zibo City
Date of Death: 2007-04-01
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2002-10
Most recent place of detention: Jinan City First Women's Prison
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Gao Xiuqin lived in the Zichuan District of Zibo City, Shandong Province. She had been detained in the Fourth Ward of Jinan City First Women's Prison since October 2002. Ms. Gao was forced to labor in a sewing assembly line, which was located in a basement, very humid. Ms. Gao's arthritis recurred. They were forced to labor from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00-2:00 a.m. the next morning. They were not allowed to rest except when they ate meals or used the bathroom. Ms. Gao was "excused" from work at 10:00 p.m. every day due to her physical condition. Half of Ms. Gao's body was in extreme pain during a period in 2005, and she could not move. When she was released in February 2006, she was very weak, and it was discovered that she had late-stage breast cancer. She was hospitalized on March 6, 2007, had an operation on March 7, and she died at 4:00 p.m. on April 1, 2007.
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