Ms. Wang Keju Passes Away While Two of Her Daughters in Prison Are Not Informed
Name: Wang Keju (王克菊)
Age: In her 70s
Address: Taohuayu Village, Tuanlin Town, Junan County, Shandong Province
Date of Death: February 19, 2010
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2005
Most Recent Place of Detention: Linyi Brainwashing Center (临沂市洗脑班)
Persecution Suffered: Detention, extortion, brainwashing
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Wang Keju started to practice Falun Gong in August 1998, and by the end of that year all of her illnesses had disappeared. Just after the 2000 Chinese New Year, she decided to go to Beijing to appeal against the persecution of Falun Gong. She was stopped by officers from the Gongan Township Police Station at the county train station, and was detained for more than ten days. The police also fined three of her daughters 200 yuan each.
Since then, Ms. Wang was continually harassed by the authorities. One night in 2001, the village party secretary and others climbed over her garden wall, broke into her home and ransacked it. In 2005, she was taken to the Linyi Brainwashing Center and detained for two weeks.
Two of Ms. Wang's daughters were illegally sentenced to eight years' imprisonment in 2004. Due to the constant harassment and physical abuse Ms. Wang had endured over the past decade, she passed away on February 19, 2010. Her daughters were not with her when she died and still have not been informed of their mother's death.