Gu Dezhu - 谷德柱

Chinese name:
Juan County
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
a brainwashing center
Case Description:
Mr. Gu Dezhu was a 60 year old Falun Dafa practitioner who was employed in Dayan Town, Juan County, Shandong Province. Before he began to cultivate in Falun Dafa in the spring of 1998, Mr. Gu suffered from many diseases, including heart disease, acute tracheitis and pulmonary emphysema. All these illnesses disappeared after he began practicing Falun Dafa. After July 20, 1999, people from the local police station and township government harassed him many times at home. The persecutors threatened him, tried to force him to give up his cultivation, and ransacked his home. In the spring of 2000, the township government sent four people to live in his home and monitored him around the clock for one week. Later on, the persecutors took him to a brainwashing center and detained him for ten days. They also confiscated Mr. Gu's ID card. The continuous persecution harmed Mr. Gu mentally and physically and he became sickly. He died in May 2003. By the time of his death, Mr. Gu's ID card was still in the hands of the persecutors in the township government.
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