Date of Death: October 6th, 2011
Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 26th, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Brainwashing Centre at the Production and Construction Legion in Xinjiang Autonomous Region
Province: Xinjiang Autonomous Region
Persecution Suffered: Brainwashing
Key Persecutors: Zhang Tao, Zhang Rongxia
A 76-year-old Falun Gong practitioner, Ms. Fang Qiuju, was arrested at the Production and Construction Legion in Xinjiang Autonomous Region and taken to the legion's brainwashing centre in September 2011. She was later taken to the Yili Military Zone Hospital for an operation and died of a high fever the day after.
The 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) at the Production and Construction Legion in Xinjiang Autonomous Region frequently conducted brainwashing sessions to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. Ms. Fang was forcibly taken to the brainwashing centre on September 26th, 2011. In mid-October she was released ahead of schedule due to poor health. Her employer made her to go to the clinic for a physical. After the exam she was told she had many health problems and was hospitalized at the Yili Military Zone Hospital, where the doctor said she had to undergo abdominal surgery in order to cure her.
Early in the morning on October 4th, 2011, Ms. Fang was wheeled into surgery. At about 11:30 a.m., her family waiting at the door saw three plainclothes police go into the operating room through a back door. Her family thought that something was not right and tried to enter the operating room, but the nurses would not let them in.
At about noon, the head of the 610 Office showed up. Eventually the physician came out wearing blood soaked gloves and claimed that Ms. Fang's internal organs had failed and that there was nothing more they could do. At about 4 p.m. Ms. Fang was wheeled out of the operating room.
That night she had a fever of 39 Celsius degrees. After being given anti-inflammatory drugs all night, at 7 a.m. the next morning her temperature was 40 degrees Celsius and she went into a coma. She was injected with another kind of anti-inflammatory drug. At noon her body temperature was 41 degrees and that night it was 42 degrees.
At 1:20 a.m. on October 6th, Ms. Fang passed away. Her family members have always felt that there were many suspicious points regarding her death, but they hadn't contacted the outside world for the past year so no one else has known about it.
Partial list of those involved in persecuting Ms. Fang:
Zhang Tao, Production and Construction Legion 610 Office: 13999973137
Zhang Rongxia, Production and Construction Legion 610 Office, 13899659556
Domestic Security Division, 13999386800
Ni Le, security person,15886998668
Li Jianxiu, political instructor, 13909991979
Yang Li, Judiciary Office, 18999592868
Wang Jing, inmate, 15199261906
Wang Yanling, inmate, 18999592848
Wu Juan, inmate, 18709008386
Xia Mingfeng, inmate, 13899715182
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