Ms. Zhang Chunfang Dies as a Result of Torture in Beijing Women's Prison

Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Chunfang from Beijing was detained in the Beijing Women's Prison for a three-year term which began in 2005. After being unconscious for more than ten days inside the Beijing Prison Management Hospital, she died on June 15th, 2007.

Ms. Zhang Chunfang, 54, lived in Liangxiang Town, Fangshan District, Beijing. She started practising Falun Dafa in 1996, and her many ailments were healed. When Falun Dafa was being slandered, she went to the Government Appeals Office and was detained multiple times. Facing the tribulations that the Chinese Communist Party pressed upon Falun Dafa, she quietly distributed leaflets made with her low income, trying to inform people about the true nature of Falun Gong.

In the beginning of 2004, Ms. Zhang Chunfang was reported while distributing leaflets exposing the persecution. She was subsequently arrested and her home was ransacked by police officers from the Fangshan District Department. She was secretly detained because the police officers thought she was a "significant person." Her family learned where she was only after she had been sentenced to her prison term.

Because she was not allowed to do the Falun Gong exercises and because the guards mentally and physically tortured her, Ms. Zhang appeared to have many illness symptoms, such as high blood pressure, cerebral thrombosis, one side of her body going numb, nausea and vomiting. However, the Prison Administration refused to release her and kept her detained for committing the so-called "crime" of "undermining the law."

After Ms. Zhang Chunfang passed away, the Prison Administration tried to prevent her family from seeing her body.

Beijing Women's Prison address: Runhe Lane-3, Huifeng Street, Qingfeng Ave, Tiantanghe Neighbourhood, Daqing District, Beijing, 102609.
Phone number, 86-10-60276833
Prison Director Li Ruihua (female), 86-10-60276688, Ext. 8001
Deputy Prison Director Qi Xiushan (male), 86-13621066012 (Mobile)
Deputy Prison Director Zhou Ying (female, 41 years old), 86-10-60276688, Ext. 8003, or 86-13701383101 (Mobile)
Prison Management Office Chair Gao Qiyun (female, 39 years old)

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