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Middle School Teacher Ms. Tan Yingchun Tortured to Death at the Women's Labor Camp in Qinghai Province

March 2, 2003


Following the death of female Dafa practitioner Fan Lihong in January 2002 as a result of persecution, another death has now been verified in Qinghai Province. In December 2002, Ms. Tan Yingchun was also tortured to death at the Women's Labor Camp in Qinghai Province.

Ms. Tan Yingchun was a 46-year-old biology teacher at the Kunlun Middle School (also known as the Sixth Middle School) in Xining City, Qinghai Province. In 2000, she was illegally sentenced to 1 year forced labor education and incarcerated at the Women's Labor Camp in Duoba Town, Huangzhong County, Qinghai Province. Around April and May in 2001, she went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa and was arrested and held at a detention center in Tianjin City, where she was subjected to brutal torture. She was once stripped of all her clothes and tied to a metal bed [commonly known as the "death bed"]. The police then heaped ice cubes on her body, forcing her to disclose her name and address. Around July and August of 2001, she was illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor education and sent back to Qinghai to be detained at the Women's Labor Camp in Xiashilipu Town, Xining City, Qinghai Province. During her detention, she was locked up in an isolated cell, with over 30 collaborators (former practitioners who have turned against Dafa under pressure) from other provinces surrounding her everyday, attempting to brainwash her. Ms. Tan firmly resisted the evil, kept on practicing Dafa exercises, and refused to give up her belief in Dafa. Infuriated, the police and collaborators tortured her brutally. In December 2002, Ms. Tan was tortured to death.

To cover up their crimes, the police claimed that Ms. Tan had committed suicide and they fabricated a series of lies. To deceive the public, the Kunlun Middle School held a funeral for Ms. Tan, claiming that she had died of natural causes. After Ms. Tan had passed away, the police in their callous disregard, attempted to force the other illegally detained practitioners to sing to Ms. Tan's deceased body. The practitioners firmly refused.

We hereby give stern warnings to the people at the 610 Office, the police and collaborators: every crime you commit against Dafa and Dafa disciples is being recorded. You will receive just punishments. Kindhearted people will soon witness the principle that good will be rewarded with good, and evil with evil.

Relevant phone numbers:

Xining City Government: 86-971-2215599

Political and Legal Committee: 86-971-8483558, 8483245

Kunlun Middle School: 86-971-8135114

Women's Labor Camp in Qinghai Province: 86-971-2298435