Zhang Lin

Chinese Name: 张林
Gender: Female
Age: 53
City: Zhaoyuan City
Province: Shandong
Date of Death: 2001-09-30
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Case Description:
53-year-old practitioner Zhang Linxian, who later changed her name to Zhang Lin, lived in No. 42 building in Wenhua District, Zhaoyuan City. She had been detained at Wangcun Labor Camp for forced brainwashing since July 2001. On September 28, 2001, however, the labor camp suddenly informed Zhang's family members that Zhang Lin had suffered an urgent illness and they asked them to take her home. Zhang's family declined the request and said, "Zhang Lin has been quite healthy ever since she practiced Falun Gong." In the evening of September 29, Zhang's family members had to "take her home" under police pressure. The next morning, news leaked out saying that Zhang had "jumped out of a building" and died.