Chinese Name: 宫秀玲
City: Baoding City
Date of Death: 2004-05
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: local town government office
Ms. Gong Xiuling was a 55-year-old Falun Gong practitioner who lived in Lingjiaoqiao Village, Xushui County, Baoding City, Hebei Province.
Her husband was illegally held at a labor camp for one year. After he was released, he clarified the truth to people and was abducted. Later he went into exile to avoid further persecution. The perpetrators then arrested Gong Xiuling and held her at the town government. During the detention, Gong Xiuling clarified the truth to people and was cruelly beaten. The perpetrators extorted 3,000 Yuan from her daughter without Gong Xiuling's knowledge.
Because they couldn't find Gong Xiuling's husband, the perpetrators also abducted her son and beat him savagely at the town government. They claimed if they couldn't find Gong Xiuling's husband, they would fine her 10,000 Yuan.
Gong Xiuling could not stay at home. She found her husband. Someone reported her and the police, accompanied by two German shepherd dogs, went in search of her to arrest her. They didn't find her and took over 6,000 Yuan from her home.
Because her home phone was tapped, Gong Xiuling was arrested in another province. Her health was greatly impaired from long-term persecution. She passed away in May 2004.
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