Chinese Name: 魏培秀
City: Weifang City
Date of Death: 2005-09-01
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2004-12-21
Most recent place of detention: Weifang City Industrial Management School
Mrs. Wei Peixiu, 67, was a Falun Gong practitioner in Changyi City, Shandong Province who died as a result of the persecution. Mrs. Ren Fengying, 76, passed away after her daughter and son-in-law had been persecuted. Mrs. Zhu Zongtao, a practitioner from Xiangfan City, Hubei Province, was detained repeatedly and finally died.
Mrs. Wei Peixiu was a retiree of Huayu Inc. in Changyi City, Shandong Province. She suffered from many illnesses before she became a Falun Gong practitioner, and became healthy afterward. Mrs. Wei was known for being friendly and hospitable. Early on in the persecution Mrs. Wei went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, was arrested, and was subjected to brainwashing for three days in the company warehouse.
In March, 2000, Mrs. Wei went to Beijing again. She was arrested in Tiananmen Square and detained for one month. Yang Zhili, the Political and Judicial Committee Secretary in Liutuan Town, and Wang Ruibo, Deputy Director of Liutuan Town, escorted Mrs. Wei to a government building. There she was beaten, kicked, forced to kneel on bricks and forced to carry bricks on her back. Her knees bled, and her waist and back were injured from the torture.
At noon on December 21, 2004, the Changyi City 610 Office director, Chen Xiaodong, led Liutuan Town substation police to barge into Mrs. Wei's residence and arrest her. The police ransacked her house and extorted 5000 yuan. Mrs. Wei was illegally detained for 15 days and then brainwashed for a day at Weifang City Industrial Management School. Due to the almost incessant harassment from the police, Mrs. Wei Peixiu died on the evening of September 1, 2005.
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