(Clearwisdom.net) News from Shandong Province: For refusing to renounce her belief in Falun Gong, 55-year-old female Falun Gong practitioner Yu Guizhen from Chengguan Town, Pingdu City, Shandong Province was sent to a mental hospital against her will. Officials from the local "610 Office" are responsible. Mental hospital staff injected her with drugs that (when improperly administered) destroy the central nervous system, which leading to psychosis and death.

Sources report that Ms. Yu Guizhen's chronic illness disappeared after she had begun practicing Falun Gong and had since then become a determined practitioner. When the persecution against Falun Gong began, perpetrators from the "610 Office" and from the police department viciously persecuted her many times.

In May 2002 [Chinese lunar calendar], Pingdu City police illegally arrested Yu Guizhen. She held a hunger strike in protest. Perpetrators from the Politics and Security Division and from the "610 Office," including Shi Weibing and Yu Bin, savagely beat her. The news source also revealed that Shi Weibing violently hit Ms. Yu Guizhen's head repeatedly. Seeing she wasn't going to give in, he sent her to the Wangcun Labor Camp in Zibo.

Ms. Yu Guizhen was forced to sit on a small bench in the labor camp (a form of torture). They locked her in a dark place and in a restroom, and gave her no food or water. Despite all this mistreatment and abuse, Ms. Yu Guizhen refused to give up her belief. The labor camp authorities ordered a group of collaborators [former Falun Gong practitioners who have gone astray due to torture and brainwashing] to attack Ms. Yu Guizhen, but not only did she not "reform," she changed the collaborators' minds and helped them to return to Dafa practice. In the end, the labor camp authorities released Yu Guizhen unconditionally.

In August 2003 [Chinese lunar calendar], Ms.Yu Guizhen was explaining the true situation of Falun Gong and the persecution to people in a local market. Dai Yugang, an official from "610 Office" spotted her and again sent her to the Wangcun Labor Camp. When the labor camp authorities heard it was Yu Guizhen, they said, "We can't take her! We can't get her to abandon her faith. She even changed other people's minds and had them revert back [to practice Dafa]." The police then took her back.

According to the news source, "610 Office" officials, led by Dai Yugang, came up with a malicious scheme to send Ms. Yu Guizhen to a mental hospital and cause her mental collapse. The perpetrators tricked Yu Guizhen to go to the Tonghe Mental Hospital. They tied her up in bed everyday, with her limbs spread out. They force-fed her an unknown drug and injected her with drugs that (when improperly administered) damage the central nervous system. As a result, Yu Guizhen's nerve system suffered great damage, she lost control of her physical functions, her vision became blurred and her mouth became twisted. She drooled constantly and lost her ability to think rationally. The police eventually released Yu Guizhen, after extorting 10,000 Yuan from her family.

After she returned home, Yu Guizhen, who had suffered mental collapse from the torture and drugs, suffered excruciating pain throughout her body. One of her legs became paralyzed. Even so, the police often went to her home to ruthlessly harass and threaten the family, and her husband was so scared he cut off all connections with the outside. On November 13, 2003, Yu Guizhen, who had suffered complete metal collapse from the persecution so cruelly forced upon her, hanged herself and died.

An official at Pingdu City "610 Office" recently admitted that Yu Guizhen had been sent to a mental hospital and confirmed that she had died by hanging herself after she was released from the hospital.

Pingdu City "610 Office:" 86-532-8360309