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  • Mr. Zhang Tao from Jingyuan County Subjected to Severe Physical Abuse in Lanzhou Prison

    Mr. Zhang Tao was sentenced to 7 years in prison in 2010. He is currently held in Lanzhou Prison in Gansu Province. In July 2010, Ward No. 8 team leader Duan Xiaolu instigated criminal inmates to physically abuse Mr. Zhang. They beat him so severely that Mr. Zhang was unable to get out of bed; his ribs were nearly broken. He was later placed in solitary confinement, where inmates monitored, physically abused and mistreated him around the clock.
  • Ms. Song Caihong Dies After Severe Beating in Detention

    Ms. Song Caihong, 41, was a beautiful, vivacious young woman. She was arrested in December 2011 for giving people Falun Gong calendars. Zhang Junfeng, director of the Huludao City Detention Centre, beat Ms. Song severely over a period of approximately ten days in detention because she refused to tell them her name, but only cried out, “Falun Gong is good!” On January 8th, 2012, Ms. Song's condition worsened and she was often losing consciousness. On January 15th, Ms. Song passed away.
  • Ms. He Wenjun from Taiyuan City Died in 2010 after Being Injected with Harmful Drugs

    Ms. He Wenjun was arrested in September 2009. She was injected in her arm with unknown substances while she was held in a detention centre. After the injection, she developed severe oedema all over her body, had difficulty breathing, and her arms and breasts swelled and were in continuous pain. She died in October 2010.
  • Mr. Li Huabin Dies from Abuse at the Ziyang Brainwashing Centre in Sichuan Province

    Another Falun Gong practitioner, Mr. Li Huabin, died on January 12th, 2012 after being abused at the Er'ehu Brainwashing Centre in Ziyang City, Sichuan Province. Mr. Li was released at the end of December 2011, and he began to lose consciousness shortly after returning home. His symptoms are very similar to that of physician Mr. Wu Yihua, a Falun Gong practitioner who died on December 12th, 2011 after abuse in detention. It has been alleged that forced drug administration at the brainwashing centre led to Mr. Li's death.
  • Disabled Woman Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison, Family Condemns Judge for Abuse of the Law

    Ms. Wang Yuluan, a disabled woman and resident was arrested by police on October 15th, 2010, because she insisted on practising Falun Gong. Judge Zhu Huiqing at the Anping County Court sentenced her to seven years in prison in June 2011. Wang's family did not receive any legal documents or written notices from the court, nor any oral notification of requesting a defence attorney. Wang Yuluan's family decided to sue Zhu Huiqing.
  • Practitioner Mr. Sun Yubin from Liaoning Province Persecuted and Tortured in Forced Labour Camps, Detention Centres, and Prisons

    As a steadfast Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Sun Yubin was arrested, imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to forced labour many times. In Jiatie Detention Centre Mr. Sun went on a hunger strike demanding to be released without charges. Prison guard Yuan Hua ordered the prisoners to force-feed him. A prisoner pried his mouth open with a sharpened wood stick. He lost one of his upper teeth and another was pried lose. They inserted a tube through his nose into his stomach. He lost consciousness due to the excruciating pain. He was force fed three times within 15 days. Mr. Sun was tortured with the “death bed” torture and monitored by three prisoners around the clock.
  • Ms. Wang Huinan Tortured for Two Years at Masanjia Forced Labour Camp

    Ms. Wang Huinan used to be weak and sickly. After she started practicing Falun Gong, all her illnesses disappeared. She was arrested by police in August 2004 because she appealed for Falun Gong. She was detained in Masanjia Forced Labour Camp for two years, where she suffered brutal persecution. After her release, she was repeatedly harassed by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials.
  • Ms. Qi Yaru Arrested for Fifth Time--Her Family has Suffered Long-Term Separation During Past Few Years

    More than two dozen police officers broke into Ms. Qi Yaru's home at about 5:00 a.m. on December 31st, 2011. Ms. Qi was not at home at the time. They took away her husband and her son, then ransacked her home, and confiscated many belongings. Later, the police went to Ms. Qi's sister's home and arrested Ms. Qi and her ten-year-old daughter, Miss Wang Shiyuan. On the same day, the police arrested more than 30 other practitioners. This was the fifth time that Ms. Qi had been arrested. During the past 12 years, her family had suffered long-term separation. Her daughter Shiyuan was recently released, however she has suffered a huge emotional blow after experiencing her mother's arrest.
  • Four Falun Gong Practitioners from Huairou District, Beijing Arrested and Taken to Forced Labour Camps

    On the evening of November 17th, 2011, Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Wen Yuhong, who is in her 50s and a resident of Huairou District, Beijing, was arrested together with her three-year-old granddaughter by police officers. She was then sentenced to two years imprisonment. Practitioners arrested on the same day were Ms. Jia Cuihuan, Ms. Wang Baohua (46 years old) and Ms. Sun Guiqing (60 years old). They were also sentenced and detained at forced labour camps.
  • Mr. Liu Zhaofu from Jiaohe City, Jilin Province, Arrested; His Wife Persecuted As Well

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Liu Zhaofu was arrested on September 22nd, 2011, and has been detained at the Jiaohe City Detention Centre. The police are threatening to send him to prison. During the Beijing Olympics three years ago, police from Jiaohe, Jilin, were trying to meet a quota for large-scale arrests of Falun Gong practitioners. Mr. Liu was able escape, but his wife was arrested and sentenced to six years in prison. Ms. Shi is currently incarcerated in the Hezuizi Women's Prison.
  • Robbery Victim Arrested

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Sun Xiuju's home was robbed at the beginning of August 2011, and 600 yuan in cash and a Walkman were taken. Several police officers suddenly entered Ms. Sun Xiuju’s house on August 13th and asked if her home had been robbed. She told them the truth. Then the officers said, “The thief reported you because your cash had messages with information about Falun Gong on it, and your Walkman had Falun Gong content.” Then the police began searching her home for any materials related to Falun Gong, such as materials leaflets exposing the persecution of Falun Gong. The officers took Ms. Sun to Tengzhuang Town Police Station.
  • Ms. Jiang Pingtian from Qidong County, Hunan Province Incarcerated for Eight and a Half Years, Her Family Persecuted As Well

    After the persecution of Falun Gong began in July 1999, Ms. Jiang Pingtian was arrested and detained numerous times for standing firm in her belief and explaining the facts of Falun Gong to the public. Just a few months after her last arrest in late 2001, Qidong County Court sentenced her to eight years of incarceration. When she finished serving her sentence, the prison refused to release her on time and extended her term by six months. While holding her in custody, the local police repeatedly interrogated her with torture in an attempt to extract “confessions” from her. They tied her hands and hung her up by a rope to the top of a metal gate for nine days; several policemen took turns beating and kicking her.
  • Ms. Dai Meilan from Shenzhen City Sentenced--Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Shirks Responsibility and Gives Family the Runaround

    Officers from the Dongxiao Police Station of Shenzhen City arrested Ms. Dai Meilan on May 20th, 2011. Without showing any documentation, the police ransacked her home and took her personal belongings. They took her to the Luohu Detention Centre. Ms. Dai was recently sentenced to three years of imprisonment. When Ms. Dai's family went to the Luohu Police Department to file a complaint, the officer on duty claimed, “The police chief doesn't work here. It's none of our business. Go to the Petition Office.” The officer at the Petition Office said, “We have never handled Falun Gong issues.”
  • Mr. Li Haijun and His Wife Imprisoned

    Mr. Li Haijun and his wife, Ms. Liu Huiping were arrested in Changde, Hunan Province in 2009. They were sentenced to prison by the Wuling District Court in 2011. Mr. Li was sentenced to eight and a half years, and is now being held in unit No. 6 of Jinshi Prison in Changde. Ms. Liu was sentenced to seven and a half years, and is currently being held in Changsha Women's Prison.
  • Ms. Liu Hui Has Been on Hunger Strike for 20 Days

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liu Hui was arrested at home on December 14th, 2011, by three officers from Fuqin Police Station. The next day, she started a hunger strike to protest her arrest. It lasted for more than 20 days. She is currently being held at Chengdu City Detention Centre Hospital. Her family is not allowed to visit her and they are worried about her condition.