Zhu Guilian - 朱桂莲

Chinese name:
Changde City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Dingcheng District No. 1 Detention Center
Case Description:

Ms. Zhu, 62, was a retiree from the Hejiashan Breeding Farm in Changde City. She had been arrested and jailed on many occasions for her belief in Falun Dafa.

He Shuda, an agent from the Hejiashan 610 Office; Li Hongyun, son of Ms. Zhu; and Yao Yuzhi, Li's wife, used force to take Ms. Zhu to the Dingchen District No. 1 Detention Center in Changde City on March 23, 2009. Li even hit and scolded his mother on the way. Several days later, they again took Ms. Zhu from the detention center to a mental hospital.

Ms. Zhu was in good health before being detained. She was released from the mental hospital and taken back to the detention center several days later, and she subsequently had trouble eating. She threw up after every meal. Guards accused her of faking an illness.

Ms. Zhu told others that she was injected with a drug while she was held in the Changde City Mental Hospital. She constantly spit up blood and regularly had bloody stools.

Her weight decreased from 130 pounds to 77 pounds after eight months of imprisonment. Chen Jingdong, president of the Dingchen District Court; Xia Yi, the presiding judge of the court; and Tan Sanming, officer of the Dingchen District Domestic Security Division refused to release her because she refused to sign a court document.

Ms. Zhu was finally released from the detention center in February 2010, when she was too weak to get out of bed. She passed away on May 5, 2010.