Name: Sun GuihuaChinese Name: 孙桂花Gender: FemaleAge: 69City: GaizhouProvince: LiaoningOccupation: N/ADate of Death: November 3, 2022Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 3, 2020Most Recent Place of Detention: N/A

A 69-year-old woman in Gaizhou City, Liaoning Province struggled with declining health following her arrest for distributing Falun Gong materials, and subsequent police harassment. She passed away on November 3, 2022, one year after she was sentenced to three years and ordered to serve time at home.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Sun Guihua was arrested on September 3, 2020, after being reported for distributing informational materials about Falun Gong at a community fair. The police confiscated two bags of Falun Gong materials from her home.

When the police took Ms. Sun to the hospital for a physical examination the next day, she was found to have some medical conditions and was rejected admission by the Gaizhou City Detention Center. She was released on bail in the evening.

The police kept returning to Ms. Sun’s home to collect more “evidence” against her. The non-stop harassment terrified her, and her health kept declining.

The Zhanqian District Court informed her on September 10, 2021 that a trial of her case had been scheduled for September 22 at her home. She was sentenced to three years. Due to her health condition, she was allowed to serve time at home.

In January 2022, the Gaizhou City Social Security Bureau suspended Ms. Sun’s pension. This dealt her another heavy blow. She passed away on November 3.

Perpetrators’ information:

Lin Jiyan (林纪岩), chief of Gaizhou City Domestic Security OfficeLiu Yanming (刘艳明), deputy chief of Gaizhou City Domestic Security Office