Huang Guiqin - 黄桂芹

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Xi'an City
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Ms. Huang Guiqin, 42 years old, was a resident of Yangguan community in Xincheng District, Xi'an City, Shanxi Province. On January 19 of 2001, Xicheng District State Security Unit Captain Zhou Xiaoyu, along with a group of police officers, searched practitioner Ms. Zhu Aixian's home. At the time of the search, Ms. Huang and two other practitioners were visiting Ms. Zhu. The police illegally arrested all four practitioners. Ms. Huang was sentenced to one year in a forced labor camp. She was released after 13 months.

In March 2002, a group of police broke into Ms. Huang's home, arrested her and took her to a brainwashing center, where she was persecuted for four months. After her release, the police frequently broke into her home and searched it without producing a search warrant. Ms. Huang frequently received threatening phone calls. The community also assigned people to monitor Ms. Huang. Police often harassed her at home. Sometimes there would be a few people harassing her, sometimes there would be dozens and sometimes they would stay for hours surrounding her residence. Over time Ms. Huang was severely traumatized, both physically and mentally. She became bedridden and passed away around June 13, 2005.