31-Year-Old Song Bing Is Dying of Tuberculosis in Shulan City Detention Center
(Clearwisdom.net) Police in Shulan City Detention Center, Jilin Province, do not care about people's lives. Thirty-one-year-old Ms. Song Bing was infected with tuberculosis inside the Detention Center. Her life is in danger, as she suffers from frequent loss of consciousness, irregular heartbeat, and numbness in all four limbs. Still the Center will not release her or any other practitioners who are suffering unthinkable torture.
On August 19, 2004, Ms. Song was examined by the Shulan City Tuberculosis Clinic. The X-ray photo showed an egg-sized infection on her lung, which was only as big as a coin a month before. The doctor explained that tuberculosis is an airborne contagion. Whenever she coughs she sends bacteria into the air, which can make others sick. The doctor reported that she must be isolated, and that her lungs, stomach, and heart were all in very bad condition. She could die any second.
The regulations posted on the wall in the detention center office states that persons with contagious diseases and pregnant women are not allowed to be admitted. The Chinese Constitution also says that a citizen has the right to live and be healthy throughout one's life. The newly posted law regarding contagious diseases makes it clear that Ms. Song should be released immediately.
Ms. Song Bing and her older sister Song Yanqun were both arrested in their home on November 26, 2003, by Shulan City police under direct orders from City Mayor Zhang Zhimin. The police stormed into their house, grabbed them by their necks, stuffed their mouths with rags, and abducted them to the detention center. In April 2004, she started feeling discomfort in her chest, had trouble breathing, and coughed. She never had such symptoms before. Her cellmates Ms. Cao Yanwen and Ms. Liang Yunhua both had tuberculosis and coughed up blood. When she was locked in solitary confinement several days earlier, three people were assigned to watch her. One of those people has apparently been infected by her, and several other cellmates are also feeling discomfort in their chests and having trouble breathing, but no one is doing anything about it.
More details of her story follow:
Ms. Song was secretly sentenced to 14 years in prison, but on May 25, 2004, when she arrived at Changchun Women's Prison, she was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Because of this contagious disease, the prison refused to take her, and she was sent back to the detention center where she has been held ever since. Her sister Song Yanqun was secretly sentenced to 12 years in prison and is now being held in Changchun City Women's Prison.
On June 16, 2004, Shulan City Detention Center Deputy Director Ms. Sun Guangyu and policewoman Zhang Yunjing took Song Bing for a CT scan at the Jilin City Hospital. The scan found a 3 x 3.6 cm lesion on her lung, and she was again diagnosed with tuberculosis.
On July 13, 2004, the Center's Director Mr. Zhuang Runjiang and policeman Ma Binglai took Song Bing to Jilin City People's Central Hospital for another CT scan, which revealed a 3.4 x 3.6 cm lesion and many spots. The Jilin City Legal Appraisal Committee concluded that she had tubercular lesions on her lung and recommended she be bailed out for medical treatment.
After she was returned to the Center, they reported her case to the Shulan City Court House. The Court House passed her case on to the Shulan City Police Station. The Police Station tried everything to cover up her situation, saying that she had contracted the illness at home, before entering the Detention Center, so that the contagious period was over. On August 11, 2004, Sun Guangyu and Zhang Yunjing brought her to the Department of Infectious Disease at Shulan City Hospital. The doctor there found that Song Bing had old spots that had healed, so no treatment was needed, and declared, "This diagnosis is based on scientific evidence." But the X-ray photo actually showed a large lesion and spots. When questioned about this observation, the doctor claimed it had nothing to do with him, and he do not know anything. His behavior was very strange, and he quickly issued his diagnosis. Shulan City Hospital does not have a Department for Tuberculosis and does not have pulmonary specialists. Their doctors are not qualified to diagnose tuberculosis patients, as the State has clear regulations that all tuberculosis patients must be treated in Tuberculosis Clinics.
That evening after returning to No.19 Cell in the Detention Center, Song Bing asked to look at her two CT scans. She saw that the lesion had grown from 3 x 3.6 to 3.4 x 3.6 cm, and the infected area had also increased, which was inconsistent with the doctor's report of "Old Healed Spots."
Song Bing knew that she was in critical condition, because she could feel that her health was deteriorating rapidly. She knew the doctors were lying to her about her condition, telling her she was suffering with a lung problem rather than tuberculosis. Song Bing passed out three times on the morning of August 12, her heartbeat was very faint, and her arms and legs extremely painful. She has not been able to take care of herself since. Deputy Director Sun hurried to see the doctor. Fearful of having to take responsibility for Song Bing's life threatening situation, the doctor changed his diagnosis to TB, admitting that diagnosing "Old Healed Spots" was wrong.
Ms. Song does not dare to sleep now, because she loses consciousness as soon as she closes her eyes. On August 19, 2004, she went for an examination at the Shulan City Tuberculosis Clinic. The infected area was as big as an egg. The doctor said she is not only suffering from lung disease, but also has stomach disease and heart disease. She could die any second! They recommended she be treated in a special hospital to avoid have her infect the people around her when she coughs up blood.
She needs to be isolated immediately, but the Shulan City Detention Center police do not care. They hide her situation and keep her detained there. Without treatment, Song Bing could die any minute!
Many Falun Dafa practitioners have already been tortured to death in the custody of the Shulan City Detention Center. Ms. Kong Fanrong was killed there on May 11, 2003, and Mr. Tong Zhentian was stripped of his clothes in the freezing winter, drenched with more than 100 buckets of cold water, and brutally beaten. He died there on July 4, 2001.
Shulan City Party Committee Office address: 104 Shulan Ave, zip code 132600.
Party Committee Office Manager's phone: 86-432-8222074, Executive Committee Office phone, 86-432-8222812, Secretary's Office phone, 86-432-8223485.
Shulan City Party Political Security Committee phone: 86-432-8210186.
Shulan City People's Government address: 101--8 Shulan Ave., zip code 132600, fax 86-432-8224177.
Mayor's hotline: 86-432-8212345, Mayor's secretary's phone:86-432-8222351.
Shulan City Police Station address: 29 Shuln Ave., zip code 132600, fax 86-432-8223551.
Shulan City Police Station Director's phone: 86-432-8224808, Deputy Director's Office phones: 86-432-8224793/86-432-8218390/86-432-8230606/86-432-8235626.
Shulan City State Security Team's phone: 86-432-8225509.
Shulan City Custodial Center's phone: 86-432-8251265.
Shulan City Detention Center: 86-432-8251226.
Criminal Police Team Leader: 86-432-8237561, Political Director: 86-432-8232345.
Beicheng Police Substation address: Renmindalu, zip code 132600, fax, 86-432-8223932.
Shulan City Traffic Police Team address, 27 Shulan Ave, zip code 132600, fax 86-432-8225280, Team Leader's office phones: 86-432-8223065/86-432-8223053.
Shulan City Mayor Zhang Zhimin: 86-432-8222991(Office), 86-13904440500(Cell), 86-432-8234855(Home).
Shulan City Police Deputy Director Xin He(very vicious): 86-432-8218390(Office), 86-13904440778(Cell), 86-432-8227199(Home).
Shulan City "610 Office" Chair Li Pu (very vicious): 86-432-8223745(Office), 86-13500900001(Cell), 86-432-7238899(Home).
Li Zhuo: 86-432-8221698, 86-13596233300 (cell).
Shulan City Police Station Political Security Chair Xiao Yong: 86-13331729333(Cell).
Shulan City Tuberculosis Clinic address: 11 Minfa Street, zip code 132600, phone 86-432-8223652.
Jilin City Hospital address: 57 Shanghai Street, zip code 132001, Nighttime office phone 86-432-2568973.
Jilin City Central Hospital address: 4 Nanjing Street, zip code 132011, operator 86-432-2456181/86-432-2452391.