Elderly Ms. Zhu Dafeng Beaten to Death by Police in Wuhan City

Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhu Dafeng from Wuhan City, Hubei Province has four close family members working in the police system. She was brutally beaten on the way to the police department when she was arrested from her home at the end of February 2006, and she died soon after. Her daughter tried to seek justice for her, but was threatened with dismissal from her job. Ms. Zhu Dafeng's body was cremated.

Ms. Zhu Dafeng, 60 years old was a retired teacher. Her husband works at the Hubei Province Police Department, her younger daughter and son-in-law work in police stations, and her older daughter works in a prison.

On March 5th, 2003, two Falun Dafa banners appeared on the 10th Building of the Hubei Province Police Department compound. On the same day, Ms. Zhu Dafeng and another practitioner (name unknown, an elderly lady) were arrested, detained for one month, and then forced to go through another month of brainwashing and torture.

At the end of February 2006, several Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials ransacked Ms. Zhu's home and confiscated several Falun Dafa books. The next day (March 1st, 2006), her husband called the Zhongnan Street Police Station to report her. Soon, a group of policemen arrived. They carried Ms. Zhu downstairs and threw her into the police vehicle. Ms. Zhu resisted the illegal arrest and was beaten unconscious in the vehicle. She was directly sent to the Armed Police Hospital for emergency rescue. Her body was totally covered with bruises from her lower back down to her thighs. Her blood pressure was abnormal, and she died after five days. Her body was cremated. Her younger daughter, who is a police officer, tried to seek justice over her mother's death, but was threatened with dismissal from her job.

Some people said that Ms. Zhu Dafeng was beaten to death in the police vehicle before reaching the hospital.

On December 21st, 2001, former Hubei Province Police Department Deputy Head Zhao Zhifei (male) was found guilty in a United States District Court for crimes against humanity. The court session listed Zhao's crimes in the persecution of Falun Gong, which included killing and torture. Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Peng Min from Wuhan City was also brutally beaten by policemen on January 9th, 2001, resulting in part of his spine being crushed, and paralysis. He was transferred to Wuhan City Seventh Hospital under police custody, and died on April 6th, 2001. His mother, Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Li Yingxiu was also beaten to death on April 29th, 2001. Policemen said that she "talked too much." Risking his life, Mr. Peng Min's brother, Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Peng Liang asked overseas Falun Dafa practitioners to sue Zhao Zhifei on his behalf.

Chinese version available at http://minghui.org/mh/articles/2006/3/13/122711.html

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