Chinese Name: 王桂英Gender: FemaleAge: 76City: Yongji CountyProvince: JilinOccupation: N/ADate of Death: August 6, 2021Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2004Most Recent Place of Detention: Jilin Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp
Ms. Wang Guiying died two weeks after she was harassed for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. She was 76.
One month before the Chinese Communist Party’s centennial anniversary of its founding, in July 2021, the local police in Yongji County, Jilin Province began to harass Ms. Wang at home. As she refused to open the door for them, the police often stayed outside her home to monitor her.
On July 20, 2021, the 22nd anniversary of the onset of the persecution of Falun Gong, the police broke into Ms. Wang’s home and confiscated her Falun Gong books, informational materials, and printers.
While the police was ransacking her home, Ms. Wang, who lived on her own after her husband passed away, suffered a heart condition. She called her daughter for help. After her daughter arrived, the police took her photo and ordered her to sign a statement to renounce Falun Gong on Ms. Wang’s behalf. They also attempted to bring Ms. Wang to the police station for interrogation.
Ms. Wang’s daughter said to the police that they could take her away, but they would be responsible if she suffered any other medical condition while in custody.
Although the police gave up arresting Ms. Wang, fearing responsibility for her health, they stayed and interrogated her, demanding information about other practitioners. Ms. Wang refused to answer any questions.
Ms. Wang moved to her daughter’s home after the police left. Several officers who refused to identify themselves called her and her daughter every day to harass them. Ms. Wang’s health quickly deteriorated and she passed away on August 6, 2021.
Ms. Wang began to practice Falun Gong in 1998. After the persecution began in 1999, she was arrested in 2004 and given one year at the Jilin Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp, where she was forced to make handcrafted feathered birds without pay.
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