Ms. Fang Baiqin Dies as Result of Persecution in Gansu Province
Name: Fang Baiqin (方百琴)
Address: Yima Town, Qingcheng County, Gansu Province
Date of Death: March 27, 2010
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 1999-2000?
Most Recent Place of Detention: Local police station
City: Qingcheng County
Persecution Suffered: Home ransacked, interrogation, detention
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Fang Baiqin was a kind farmer's wife. She had tuberculosis since before she was married. After cultivating Falun Dafa in 1994, all her symptoms were gone. She disciplined herself according to Truth-Compassion-Forbearance, never fought with others, and she had a mild temperament. Her family members all felt she had changed into a new person after practicing Falun Dafa.
Ms. Fang only went to elementary school for four years. The hard life she lived in the countryside led to her forgetting most of the Chinese characters that she had learned. But after cultivating, she quickly learned the characters in Zhuan Falun, and soon read Falun Dafa books fluently. This was a miracle! Her husband also became very capable and gave up his vices of smoking, drinking, and being lustful. In face, he became known for helping and volunteering in nearby places.
After the persecution began in July 20, 1999, police arrested her husband and took him to the local police station. Their two children were both young at the time.
When her husband went to Beijing to speak out for Falun Dafa, local police kept threatening her in her home and demanded money from her. When she told the officers that she did not have any money, they placed her in custody and held her at a local station for 24 hours before releasing her.
Later her husband was detained in the former Qingyang County (now Qingcheng County) Detention Center. Ms. Fang lived a hard life with her two children with her husband away. While he was in the forced labor camp, she supported her two kids through school and bore huge pressure from the society. She continued to follow her belief and taught her children to be good people The kids helped out their mother by selling recycled material collected from the garbage.
After her husband returned home from the labor camp, agents from the 610 Office did not stop harassing them at home. Now the two children have grown up and finally make enough to support the family. However, the long term persecution took its toll on Ms. Fang's health and she passed away from illness on March 27, 2010.