Gao Qiying - 高其英

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Guiyang City Police Hospital
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Ms. Gao Qiying was only four feet tall, and she was born crippled. She had a large bump on her chest and also on her back, and had difficulty breathing when she walked. She and her younger brother Gao Guoyuan had been orphans since they were young. After cultivating Falun Dafa, she felt very energetic both physically and spiritually. She made a living by taking photos for tourists, and supported her two sons going to school.

The Olympic torch was scheduled to arrive in Zunyi City on June 14, 2008. The police were closely watching all Falun Dafa practitioners in the city who were on a blacklist. On June 12, 2008, a few dozen officers stormed into Ms. Gao's home, took the computer and printer that she used to run her photography business, and detained her in the Nanbai Town Detention Center, where she was tortured until she was in critical condition and hospitalized. The doctor had her tied up on a bed and was giving her intravenous injections.

She was sentenced to prison from October to November 2008, and then transferred to the Yangai prison. Her family visited her at the end of January 2010 and she did not look ill, but Ms. Gao told them the prison administration forced her to take unknown drugs, which caused her to lose feeling in her feet. The prison administration asked her family to leave a contact phone number during their visit, which had never happened before.

On February 11, 2010, Ms. Gao was taken to the Guiyang City Police Hospital, and the prison administration called her family to visit her. On their way there, they heard she died at 12:55 p.m. on February 12, 2010.