I Ask Heaven and Earth, "How Did My Daughter Die'"
(Clearwisdom.net) On April 19th 2004, in the residential area of Qiaokou District, Wuhan, Hubei Province, several elderly people were crying, holding a portrait in their hands. They told the passersby who gathered around to see what was happening, "She was beaten to death by the policemen at Qiaokou because she is a practitioner of Falun Gong." One of them, the mother of the deceased woman, looked up at the sky, crying, "I ask Heaven and Earth, how did my daughter die'"
The late Ms. Huang Zhao was 32 years old. She was arrested by members of the Qiaokou District "610 Office" (1) on April 1. At 3:00 a.m. on April 16, a relative of hers was informed by the Qiaokou District "610 Office" that their daughter had died at a hospital in Wuhan City.
The policeman said that the cause of death was that their daughter had killed herself with a glass bottle. Her family members doubted that, and asked why they were not informed when their daughter was in the emergency room. Further, they asked why they were informed only after their daughter had died, what crime their daughter had committed, and why there are no medical records from the hospital. Besides the claim that Ms. Huang had died by "killing herself with a glass bottle," there were many contradictions among the other information gathered from the police. Since the Qiaokou police were afraid of leaving a bad impression on the public, they removed the traditional memorial wreath made by the local practitioners, and denied the report that "Huang Zhao was beaten to death by the policemen."
The elderly parents don't believe the claim that their daughter killed herself because they knew her character so well. Ms. Huang Zhao had grown up from a cute young girl into an honest, frank, and kind woman. However, after Jiang's group started the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners, their daughter was unable to lead a regular life. Every time their daughter was arrested, they tried to find where she was detained. They know in their hearts that there was nothing wrong with their daughter, in that she was trying her best to be a good person. In the week before Ms. Huang Zhao was arrested, she went back home and saw her parents. She left 100 Yuan (2) with them and asked her mother to give the money to a practitioner who was in a bad economic situation. She also informed her parents of when she would next meet with them. Her folks never thought that it would be the last time that they would see their daughter.
Without any proof, the ill-intentioned people of the Qiaokou District "610 Office" forced Ms. Huang's parents to admit that their daughter "killed herself in fear of the punishment for her crime!"
Facing the powerful government and no place to get justice for their daughter, Ms. Huang Zhao's parents went to the streets, holding the portrait of their deceased loved one. The old mother looked up to the sky, crying, "I ask Heaven and Earth, how did my daughter die'"
(1) "610 Office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.
(2) Yuan is the Chinese currency. The average monthly salary of an urban worker in China is 500 Yuan.