Zhou Yuqin - 周玉芹
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Kaiping District Brainwashing Class
Ms. Zhou Yuqin, 59 years old, lived in #132 Zhongqu Village, Kaiping District, Tangshan City of Hebei Province. Before she practiced Falun Gong, she had suffered from intestinal cancer, and had lost her ability to work. After practicing, she recovered completely and was able to carry on any work. On June 9, 2001, police officer Zhang Zhiqiang and others from the Kaiping Police Station came to her home and detained her in the Kaiping Brainwashing Center. She was given only three and a half steamed buns each day to eat. The cruel physical and mental torture she was forced to endure made her weaker and weaker, until her life was in danger by July 20. The brainwashing class personnel feared to take responsibility, so they ordered her family members to take her home. Forty days after she returned home, all the attempts to restore her health failed, and she died on September 1, 2001.
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