Zhao Shuzhi - 赵淑芝

Chinese name:
Beipiao City
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Case Description:
Ms. Zhao Shuzhi, fifty-six years old, lived in Zhalanyingzi Village, Sanbao Township, Beipiao City, Liaoning Province. Prior to practicing Falun Gong, she suffered from several diseases and tried many treatments, but could not be cured. In the spring of 1998, she started practicing Falun Gong. Several days after she started practicing, she regained her health and her body became relaxed. From that point on, Ms. Zhao cultivated in Falun Dafa. After the evil persecution of Falun Dafa began on July 20, 1999, the unlawful officials from the 610 Office repeatedly went to her home and harassed her. They even deceived her and sent her to a so-called "Brainwashing Center" and subjected her to forceful brainwashing there. None of these things could change her firm belief in Falun Dafa. In autumn of 2003, Ms. Zhao's daughter-in-law was influenced so much by the slanderous Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda that she drove Ms. Zhao out by threatening her husband with divorce. Ms. Zhao, her daughter, and her husband who was in poor health, had to move out of their own three-bedroom home, which had been built by Ms. Zhao. Under such long-term pressure, Ms. Zhao suffered tremendous pain both physically and mentally. She was diagnosed with leukemia in the winter of 2004, and passed away on March 30, 2005.