Zhao Shufan - 赵淑凡

Chinese name:
Huludao City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
a detention center
Case Description:
Ms. Zhao Shufan, 75 years old, was from the Tang's Village, Baimashi Town, Lianshan district, Huludao City, Liaoning Province. She started to practice Falun Dafa in August 1996. Consequently, without the aid of medicine, she recovered from the bronchitis that had tormented her for more than 50 years. Her fellow villagers, upon seeing the great changes in her after she started practicing, also started to practice Falun Gong one after another. More than 30 people started to practice Falun Dafa and she established a Fa study group at her home. After July 20, 1999, the day Jiang Zemin's regime launched the persecution against Falun Gong, the elderly lady, together with her second son, went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong. At the Tianjin Bus Station the police demanded that they abuse the founder of Falun Gong. They refused to do so and, consequently, were escorted back to Huludao City where they were detained in a detention center. Later, she and her second son were each sentenced to three years of forced labor. In the meantime, policemen extorted 5,000 yuan from them. After she was finally released and came home, Ms. Zhao felt highly oppressed. The condition persisted for such a long time that she started to suffer from various diseases. She died with great sadness on December 25, 2004.
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