Name: Wu Baimei (吴白梅)
Gender: Female
Age: 48
Address: Unknown
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Date of Death: March 29, 2012
Date of Most Recent Arrest: November 9, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Sanshui Brainwashing Center (三水洗脑班)
City: Foshan
Province: Guangdong
Persecution Suffered: Brainwashing

( Ms. Wu Baimei, 48, was an entrepreneur in Foshan City, Guangdong Province. She was taken to the Sanshui Brainwashing Center on November 9, 2011, and released on March 27, 2012. Two days later, on March 29, she died mysteriously. Her lips and nails turned purple and her stomach was swollen.

Ms. Wu owned several companies. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. Since July 20, 1999, she had been offering shelter and help to many homeless practitioners.

Ms. Wu was taken to the Sanshui Brainwashing Center on November 9, 2011. According to sources, she was forced to give in, but the authorities did not let her go home. Her husband asked for her release, but was told that she had connections with practitioners in several provinces. Therefore, her case was directly under the jurisdiction of the Central Government, and the local authorities could not make the decision to release her.

Ms. Wu was finally released on March 27, 2012. She looked pale. The next day, she had pain in her chest, but didn't take it seriously. On March 29, she went to the supermarket with her husband. All of a sudden, she felt weak in her legs and couldn't lift them. She told her husband, “I cannot make it.” Then she lost consciousness. Her husband took her to a hospital immediately, but she never regained consciousness.

Ms. Wu died a little past 9:00 p.m. that same night. The hospital said that she died from a heart problem (myocardial infarction). However, she had always been very healthy and never had any illnesses. We do not know what was done to her in the brainwashing center.

Ms. Wu's mother is in her 80s and healthy. It was a great blow to see her daughter pass way before her, and she is grief-stricken.