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Ms. Jia Xiulan, 68, Killed in a Brainwashing Class Held at Tangshan City Textile University

October 30, 2005 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Jia Xiulan was 68 years old. On August 31, 2005, she was illegally arrested by the authorities and locked in a brainwashing class held in Tangshan City Textile University. On September 4, people heard that Ms. Jia died due to an unclear cause. Many of her family members went to ask for an explanation, and the lawless authorities then paid forty thousand yuan as compensation to her family.

Ms. Jia Xiulan lived in Xinlizhuang Village, Xiangtang Town, Luan County, Hebei Province. She went to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa and clarify the truth, and was arrested and taken back by police from the Luan County Police Department. She was detained in the Luan County Detention Center. During her detention, a policeman from the First Office of the Luan County Police Department tortured Ms. Jia for five days, by Tying the Ropes (1) four times each day. Ms. Jia was tied up for a total of twenty times. She was beaten with thorn sticks, which made egg-sized welts on her body, and her arms were swollen thick, wide as bowls. Jia Xiulan was bleeding profusely and could not eat. She was released before the 2001 Chinese New Year (January 24, 2001). After being released home, Ms. Jia was constantly harassed by the local police.

On August 31, 2005, Ms. Jia Xiulan was abducted by personnel from Xiangtang Town and Guma Township when she was in her relative's home in Fengrun District, Tangshan City. Her husband was forced to accompany her to attend the brainwashing class held in Tangshan Textile University. Her family learned about her death on September 4, 2005. Details are under investigation.

  1. "Tying the Rope," one type of brutal torture, refers to putting a thin nylon rope around the back of a person's neck, and then wrapping it around both shoulders, down each arm loop by loop, and then over each hand. The rope is tightened to its limit and it cuts into the flesh. Both arms are forced behind the back and raised to the extreme, and then both thumbs are tied with a rope and locked to the rope that goes around the back of the neck. The person tortured in this way is then kicked and forced to kneel down on the floor. The rope is released about one hour later, and then the person is tied up like this again a second time, then a third time, and so on.