Zhang Shounian - 张寿年

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Huludao City
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Case Description:
Mrs. Zhang Shounian, ninety years old, lived with her daughter in Huludao City, Liaoning Province. She and her daughter all started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. Soon, her body gradually returned to a vigorous, healthy and youthful state. She walked with lightness, not at all like a ninety-year-old woman who had her feet bound to make them smaller. Her heart was benevolent and she was so kind, like an innocent and pure child. Since Jiang Zemin and the CCP started persecuting Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999, she often said to her daughter, "We are cultivating in a righteous Fa." In 2000, her daughter peacefully appealed for justice for Falun Dafa in Beijing. As a result, she was illegally detained in the detention center of Huludao City for more than three months. During this detention, the police repeatedly searched Mrs. Zhang's home without a warrant, confiscated their family property, and extorted money from them in fines. All this caused Mrs. Zhang huge psychological pressure, and she quickly passed away. After Mrs. Zhang's death, her son-in-law went to the detention center to ask the police there to let his wife return home to see her mother for the last time and attend the funeral. His request was denied.