Chinese Name: 房玉琴
City: Tieling City
Date of Death: 2002-05-29
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Ms. Fang Yuqin, 78, was a Dafa practitioner from Daxing Village, Changtu County, Tieling City, Liaoning Province.
On the night of July 20, 1999, the day when Jiang's regime started the persecution of Falun Gong, Ms. Fang followed her daughters to Tieling City Government to appeal. They managed to evade the police's questioning and interception along the way. Ms. Fang wasn't afraid at all. At 11:00 p.m. on the night of July 22, Ms. Fang, together with several other fellow practitioners, went to Beijing to appeal. In order to avoid being captured by police, they decided to walk a side path. After walking for 15 miles, they took a taxi to Kaiyuan City Rail Station. However, just when they were buying tickets to Beijing, they were arrested by local police, who jailed them in the Kaiyuan City Police Department for one night, and sent them back to the Changtu Police Department the next day. Then Tong Guojun from the Daxing Village Police Station took them back to Daxing Village. The police station chief Feng Bailin said in a rage, "Every one turn in 50 yuan for the transportation and be detained for 24 hours." Ms. Fang said, "No, I won't stay here. I'll go home. Tell them I'll go home." Thus the elderly lady did not cooperate with the evil and she simply went home.
On the night of February 3, 2002, Ms. Fang's third daughter, grandson and granddaughter were planning on hanging some truth-clarification banners, when they were arrested by the police. The grandson was able to escape, however, the third daughter and granddaughter were sent to Masanjia Labor Camp. Ms. Fang was very worried about her children and grandchildren. The arrest was a heavy blow to her, and her health started to deteriorate. Nine months into her destitute life, she passed away on May 29, 2002.
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