Chinese name:
Datong City
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Case Description:

Ms. Du Shurong, 69, lived in Datong City, Shanxi Province. Since 1995, when she began to practice Falun Gong, all her illnesses disappeared. Since the evil persecution began in 1999, Ms. Du has traveled to Beijing three times to appeal for justice for Falun Gong and clarify the truth. As a result, she was detained for over 100 days.

One day in January 2001, the police broke into Du Shurong's home at 1:00 a.m. and arrested her and her husband. Du Shurong was sentenced to one year in a forced labor camp and her husband was sentenced to two years. Later, her family paid several tens of thousands of yuan to get them out. Subsequently, they were harassed and monitored constantly by the police: they were forced to collect recycled garbage for a living; their application for rental housing was denied repeatedly and they were forced to move seven times. As a result of the relentless persecution, the couple had no normal life. Du Shurong suffered from enormous mental stress, and as a result, her physical condition deteriorated gradually. She passed away on December 8, 2005.