Zhao Jishi - 赵季氏

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Linquan County
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Ms. Zhao Jishi, 80, was from Tanpeng Township, Linquan County, Anhui Province. In 1998, she started to practice Falun Gong. In October 1999, her son Zhao Yunbin and granddaughter went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa. They were illegally arrested and imprisoned in the Linquan County Detention Center, where they were tortured. Afterwards, they were sentenced to two years of forced labor and were released in 2002, but the police continued to repeatedly harass her family, as well as fine and detain them. Because of this, Ms. Zhao suffered severe physical and mental trauma and she passed away on February 18, 2004. In March 2004, while her son was hanging up some truth-clarifying banners, someone reported him to the authorities. He had no choice but to become homeless once more to avoid arrest. In October, when he was delivering truth-clarifying materials, the persecutors arrested him again. Zhao Yunbin is presently imprisoned in the Nanhu Prison in Anhui and being subjected to torture.
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