Wang Qiuxia

Chinese Name: 王秋霞
Gender: Female
Age: 48
City: Dalian City
Province: Liaoning
Date of Death: 2001-06-10
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: Zhoushuizi Forced Labor Camp in Dalian City
Case Description:

Falun Dafa practitioner, Wang Qiuxia, a 48 year-old female, was a resident of Dalian City, Liaoning Province. On October 1, 2000, she was illegally detained, while on her way to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa. She was first detained at the drug rehabilitation center in Dalian City, and then later transferred to the Yaojia Detention Center. Later, she was sentenced to forced labor "education," and was sent to the Zhoushuizi Labor Camp, also in Dalian City. During her illegal detention in the labor camp, Wang Qiuxia suffered through a series of tortures and beatings. Yet despite receiving this vicious treatment, she still held her belief in Falun Dafa with firm resolution, and resisted the labor camp’s so-called "reform" methods.

On June 9, 2001, labor camp personnel, surrounded Wang Qiuxia, on the third floor of the labor camp. These thugs used all available means to beat and torture her. During her lengthy period of persecution and torture, and taking advantage of a point when she was not fully conscious, the perpetrators forced Wang Qiuxia to write a "repentant statement" [renouncing her belief in Falun Dafa.] The next morning, on June 10, she became clear-headed again, realized that what she had done was wrong, and immediately insisted upon a retraction of her "repentant statement." For making this request, she was continually tortured and beaten, even more brutally, until around noon by which time she was hovering on the brink of death.

Wang Qiuxia died while on her way to the hospital.