Sun Xiumei

Chinese Name: 孙秀梅
Gender: Female
Age: 24
City: Linquan County
Province: Anhui
Date of Death: 2000-03-07
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: Tanpeng Town Police Station
Case Description:

Ms. Sun Xiumei lived in Dazhaozhuang village (Tanpeng town, Linquan county), Anhui province. Ms. Sun began to practice Falun Gong in 1998. In November of 1999, Sun Xiumei was arrested when she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. She was detained for 15 days after she was sent back to Linquan. The authorities in the local town government and police station repeatedly attempted to harass and intimidate her after she returned back home.

On February 1, 2000, Sun Xiumei was taken away by authorities and subjected to a brainwashing session run by officials from the Tanpeng town government. At about 5 o'clock in the morning of February 2, the head of the Tanpeng police station, Sun Hongzhi, ordered his subordinate Chen Yongfu to take Sun Xiumei from the cell to the office and interrogate her. Later the news was released that Sun Xiumei died abruptly.