Wei Suzhen - 魏素珍

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Shenyang City
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Ms. Wei Shuzhen, 71, was a resident of Gabatun Village in Dongguan Town, Kangping County, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. Before practicing Falun Gong she suffered from many different illnesses. She could not do outdoor activities and had difficulty cooking. In 1997, after she started Falun Gong practice, all her illnesses disappeared. On January 3, 2000 (Chinese lunar calendar), the Gabatun Village Party Branch secretary and police station police illegally arrested her two daughters who also practice Falun Gong, and took them to the brainwashing classes in town. At that same time, Wei Shuzhen's oldest daughter became sick due to the persecution, and her condition was extremely serious. The town officials did not care about this. Thus Wei Shuzhen went to look for the village officials to get help but they did not care, either. Later her family members had to use a horse carriage to carry her back from the town because of her poor physical condition. After the incident, Wei Shuzhen didn't recover. She died from her illnesses on April 24, 2000.
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