Name: Yu Shuhua (于淑华)
Age: 63
Address: Fuchun Community, Dandong City, Liaoning Province
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: October 12, 2009
Date of Most Recent Arrest: November 1999
Most Recent Place of Detention: Jilin City Detention Center (吉林市看守所)
City: Dandong
Province: Liaoning
Persecution Suffered: Brainwashing, home ransacked, interrogation, detention
Key Persecutors:
Defense Attorney:

( (By a correspondent from Liaoning Province) Ms. Yu Shuhua had many illnesses previously and was very weak, so she took three years of sick leave from her job. In 1996, she began practicing Falun Dafa, and her illnesses disappeared. Her son also became a practitioner. She helped senior practitioners to study the Fa and do exercises, and participated in local volunteer assistant work.


Ms. Yu Shuhua

After the persecution started on July 20, 1999, Ms. Yu firmly safeguarded Falun Dafa. She was prevented twice from going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa, and then went to Dalian City to rescue fellow practitioners from detention. The police detained her in the Fuchun Community Police Station.

In November 1999, police arrested and detained her for one month due to practicing the Falun Dafa exercises outdoors. The police came to her home multiple times to harass her, and forced the university to dismiss her son.

In July 2001, in order to avoid being forced to go to a brainwashing center, Ms. Yu and her son had to leave home. Whenever they came back home for a little while, the police would immediately come to harass them.

One morning in May 2002, seven to eight plainclothes officers pounded on their door, but they failed in their attempt to arrest them. One time the police picked the lock to open her family's door. During the 2008 Olympic season and the October 1, 2009 national holiday season, local police and domestic agents were repeatedly looking for her, and threatened her relatives.

Under long term persecution and eight years of living away from home, which was a tremendous pressure on her, she died on October 12, 2009. Her husband died in 1997, and now their son is all alone.

Written on November 14, 2009