Gu Xuejuan - 顾雪娟

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Wuxi City
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Ms. Gu Xuejuan, born in 1954, lived in Room 401, No. 98, in Sunjiang New Village, Wuxi City. She was previously a Falun Gong volunteer assistant for the western part of Wuxi. She suffered severe heart disease before she practiced Falun Gong, but the illness disappeared after she started practicing. She was highly respected by people in her area. When the Chinese Communist Party started to openly persecute Falun Gong in July 1999, she persisted in practicing Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She even asked to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party, and clarified the truth about Falun Gong to her work colleagues. As a result, she was demoted, and her salary was reduced. After 2001, she was imprisoned in a local forced brainwashing center twice. The torture she was subjected to caused hematochezia (bloody stools). The Wuxi City 610 Office forbade her from revealing her health condition to anyone, and prevented her from obtaining any medical treatment. They even concealed her health problems from her family. As a result, the problem went untreated and therefore worsened. Her face and body became so swollen that they were deformed. She died during the Moon Festival in 2002, just after she was released.