Chen Shuqiu - 陈淑秋

Chinese name:
Kunming City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Yunnan Province Women's Forced Labor Camp.
Case Description:

Ms. Chen Shuqiu, 56, was a retired worker who came to Kunming City from another location. On May 18, 2001, while she was distributing Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials, she was reported to police and subsequently arrested. She was then detained in the No. 2 Division of Yunnan Province Women's Forced Labor Camp.

As Chen Shuqiu was firm in her belief in Falun Dafa, the police tormented her mentally, and also forced her to watch people being beaten. Her mind was traumatized and she lost control of her bladder. Her blood pressure once was as high as 230/120 mmhg. Because of the mental torment, she could no longer move and had to lie in bed. However, the police still forced her to perform manual labor. Later, a doctor saw her and confirmed that she was seriously ill. The police did not notify her son until they feared that her life was in danger. When the son came and saw his mother so weak from being tormented, he said to the leaders of the forced labor camp, "When my mother was practicing Falun Gong in the past, she became very healthy, but now, just within several months after you arrested her, you have tortured her to this state." The police feared shouldering responsibility, so they told her son to post bail for her medical treatment. 

Around October 30, she said to a fellow practitioner that the police harassment made her unable to sleep for that whole night. Since then, she always had bad dreams at night, felt dizzy and weak, and her mind was unsettled. The next day when this fellow practitioner passed by her shop, the shop was not open. Four days later it was learned that Chen Shuqiu had died in her home. The landlord reported her death to the police station. The policemen hurriedly sent her remains for cremation and took away her Falun Gong books and other truth-clarifying materials. 

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