(Clearwisdom.net) Dafa practitioner Zhai Xiuqin was a 61-year-old resident of Beima Village, Songlingdian Town, Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province. She had been a teacher for over 30 years.

Because Zhai Xiuqin insisted on practicing Falun Dafa, she had been constantly monitored for the past 3 years and had no freedom. Her pension was stopped, and she had been illegally fined and detained many times.

At around 8:00 pm on September 15, 2002, she was forcibly taken away from home and sent to Songlindian Police Station for attempted brainwashing. Because she refused to give up her belief in Dafa, she was handcuffed to a tree for three days and nights. Afterwards, she was hung for half a month, and as a result, she became paralyzed in her lower body. While in detention, she was denied family visitation. At about 4:00 pm on November 16, 2002, the police asked her family members to pick her up and take her home. When she was picked up, she was already cold all over her body. She died the next morning at around 4:00 am on November 17. When her family members went to the town government to find out the reason for her death, the officials refused to meet with them.