Chinese Name: 徐秀玲
Date of Death: 2005-04-30
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Mrs. Xu Xiuling, over 50 years old, was a senior engineer in the lab at the Environmental Chemical College of Beijing Industrial University. After July 20, 1999, she steadfastly cultivated in Falun Dafa. In the first half of 2001, personnel from Beijing Industrial University, the Beijing Advanced Education system, and the Beijing Police Station sent Mrs. Xu against her will to brainwashing classes at Beijing's "Judicial Training Center," where she was detained and persecuted.
During more than ten days of cruel and intense brainwashing sessions, Mrs. Xu always insisted on her firm belief in "Truthfulness Compassion and Forbearance." The authorities sentenced her to a forced labor camp, but the labor camp refused to accept her due to her abnormal blood pressure. After Mrs. Xu was released and returned to Beijing Industrial University, she was not only monitored by the police for a long time but also was demoted to the position of receptionist at her workplace. Her husband, who worked in the same university and was also transferred from his original position because of being involved in her case, was even ordered to monitor and take charge of his wife. For several years, Mrs. Xu utilized every opportunity to appeal to and clarify the truth to the department where she had previously worked, to the university's Security Department, and to leaders at different levels, her colleagues, and the police. She repeatedly requested to be reinstated in her previous position and repeatedly called for an end to the unfair treatment she was receiving.
Mrs. Xu's appeals and requests raised a great deal of sympathy and attention from many people, while the relevant departments gave her the cold shoulder and rejected her. Claiming various excuses, the harassment continued, causing Mrs. Xu to live in a repressive environment for many years. Stressed by the mental and physical discrimination and cruel persecution, Mrs. Xu died on April 30, 2005.
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