Zhou Yihui - 周易辉

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Changsha City
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Case Description:
Ms. Zhou Yihui was a 66-year-old retired employee of the Industry and Commerce Bank in Changsha City, Hunan Province. Before she started to cultivate Falun Dafa in September 1996, Ms. Zhou suffered from many diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. After her cultivation started, she quickly regained her health. Because Ms. Zhou and her husband both cultivated Falun Dafa, after the persecution started in 1999, the authorities tightly monitored them: they followed the couple, harassed them, ransacked their home, extorted money from them, withheld their salaries and threatened to dismiss their children from their jobs. The persecution exerted huge mental pressure on the couple. On June 20, 2000, and December 31, 2000, Ms. Zhou went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa. On the second occasion, she was arrested and taken to the Tiananmen Square Police Station, where she was beaten for refusing to tell the police her name. That same night, the police officers drove both her and another practitioner (from Qinghai Province) to a suburb far from the center of the city. Ms. Zhou got home only after a very long and difficult trip. Her prolonged mental and physical torture caused her to frequently lose sleep at night. By 2003, she suffered from vision and hearing loss, and could not eat well. Finally, after suffering from cardiopulmonary function failure, Ms. Zhou died on January 8, 2005.