Chinese Name: 朱玉莲
City: Fuxin City
Date of Death: 2004-05-26
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Ms. Zhu Yulian, 46 years old, was a former resident of Sunjiawan in Fuxin City, Liaoning Province. In 1998 after learning Falun Gong, she recovered from her acute arthritic problems, and miraculously, her leukemia disappeared as well. In July 2000, Ms. Zhu was arrested for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. After the Beijing police arrested her, she was brought back to Sunjaiwan by the Fuxin City Police. On the way back she managed to escape, and was forced to live away from home from then on in order to avoid being arrested again.
While she was wandering around from place to place, Ms. Zhu got a job at a construction site in the Xihe District in Fuxin City. However, someone reported her to the authorities and she was arrested again by two local police officers. Nevertheless, she refused to reveal her identity and managed to escape again using righteous thoughts. As she had nowhere to go, Ms. Zhu roamed around the countryside, slept in caves, and survived by eating weeds and wild vegetables. Consequently, she became seriously ill and had problems with her respiratory system. In April 2004, her husband finally found out her whereabouts and took her home, but it was too late. A month later, she died from total physical depletion and exhaustion on May 26, 2004.
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