Husband Suffers Illness and Dies Due to Wife's Repeated Unlawful Arrests for Practicing Falun Gong
(Clearwisdom.net) Female Falun Dafa practitioner Qi Xiulan of Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province, went to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa in September 1999 and was illegally detained and persecuted at the Baoquanlin Detention Center for more than 20 days. She went to Beijing again to safeguard Dafa on February 2, 2000, and was illegally detained for more than 100 days. During the Chinese New Year in February 2001, she was abducted and detained again. The three successive detentions caused great psychological trauma for Qi Xiulan's husband, Zhou Yanfeng. During Qi's third detention, Zhou Yanfeng suffered a heart attack as a result of the psychological torment, and was sent to the hospital.
On July 5, 2003, policemen of the Nanwei Police Substation of Jiadong Public Security Sub-Bureau arrested Qi Xiulan once more. Zhou Yanfeng could not withstand such a blow, and became seriously ill. The relatives requested that the police release Qi Xiulan, to enable her to take care of her husband, who was in critical condition. The policemen ignored the request. As a result, Zhou Yanfeng, in extreme psychological pain, passed away from the complications of his illness. The policemen did not allow Qi Xiulan to attend the funeral or pay her last respects to her husband. At present, Qi Xiulan is still being illegally detained.