Liu Baolan - 刘宝兰

Chinese name:
Zhengzhou City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Shibalihe Forced Labor Camp in Zhengzhou City
Case Description:
Ms. Liu Baolan, 67 years old, was a retired teacher from Zhengzhou City, Henan Province. After she began to cultivate in Falun Gong in 1996, multiple diseases that had troubled her for many years quickly disappeared. After July 1999, Jiang Zemin began the persecution of Falun Gong. To clarify the facts to the government, she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong twice. She was detained illegally and sent to the notorious Shibalihe Forced Labor Camp in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province. Although she was overage for a labor camp, the government agents gave her a one-year sentence anyway. For years after that, whenever it was a so-called "sensitive period," the agents would harass her at her home. In January 2005, they ransacked her home once again and arrested her daughter. Under such huge and unjustifiable torment, she was thrown into a stupor, became paralyzed, and developed edema all over. Even so, the agents would not leave the family alone and kept on harassing them. After suffering for ten months, Liu Baolan passed away on November 8, 2005.