Liu Sumei - 刘素梅

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Daqing City
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Ms. Liu Sumei, 78 years old, lived in the Ranghulu District of Daqing City. Ms. Liu began to practice Falun Gong in 1996, which led to the cure of the chronic appendicitis and chronic kidney infections that she had suffered for many years. Even after the persecution started, Ms. Liu was steadfast in practicing Falun Gong.

On June 18, 2000, Ms. Liu Sumei participated in practicing the Falun Gong exercises with other practitioners in front of the Daqing Oil Management Department and safely returned. Although Ms. Liu wasn't arrested, her daughter-in-law Xing Yuzhen was repeatedly arrested for her efforts to help stop the persecution and to expose the atrocities taking place. Early one morning in September 2002, Ms. Liu's son Jiang Nianxiang and her daughter-in-law Xing Yuzhen were both arrested. The police ransacked their home and confiscated their computer and 5000 yuan worth of gold jewelry. Afterwards, Jiang Nianxiang was sentenced to six years of imprisonment, and Xing Yuzhen was sentenced to three years of forced labor. Ms. Liu could hardly bear witnessing such evil deeds. She fell into a trancelike state and had difficulty walking. She died in September 2003.