Ni Shuzhi

Chinese Name: 倪淑芝
Gender: Female
Age: 60
City: Hulan District, Harbin City
Province: Heilongjiang
Date of Death: 2008-01-19
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2002-05
Most recent place of detention: Haerbin City Women's Prison
Case Description:
Ms. Ni Shuzhi, 60, lived in Hulan District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. She began cultivating Falun Gong in 1998. In May 2002, Ms. Ni was arrested from her home and sentenced to five years of imprisonment. She was taken to Haerbin City Women's Prison. She was detained in the hospital ward because of a physical condition, but she was still tortured in all sorts of ways. At the end of 2006, she had a nosebleed and asked for some cotton balls from the prison nurse. The cotton ball she was given had a very strong odor. Soon afterward, she could not talk and developed a terrible cough and diarrhea. After she was released in May 2007, the doctors diagnosed her with cirrhosis, ascites due to cirrhosis, heart failure, pharyngitis, and inadequate blood flow to the brain and the heart. She died on January 19, 2008.