[Editor's note: Ms. Zhang Lianying is the wife of Mr. Niu Jinping, one of the two practitioners who were interviewed by EU Vice President Mr. Edward McMillan-Scott.  Previous report: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2006/6/3/74060.html.]

Since April 20, 2006, Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Lianying has been held at the Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp. Ms. Zhang is from the Chaoyang District of Beijing and was illegally arrested. The labor camp officials call her husband, Niu Jinping, every month demanding up to several hundred yuan each time for "expenses." They claim that Ms. Zhang is on a hunger strike, so they need to buy nutritional injections to maintain her health. They have spent the 1,000 yuan Mr. Niu deposited in his wife's private account and refuse to provide any receipts.

After a few months, Mr. Niu objected to this financial extortion. He asserts that the brutal force-feeding is done to force Zhang Lianying to give up her hunger strike. Therefore, the expense shouldn't be placed on the Zhang family. The labor camp director threatened, "If you owe us too much money, we will accuse your family. It is of no use to refuse the charge. The court will forcibly carry out the ruling to withdraw the money directly from your bank account." As long as Ms. Zhang's family sends money to her account, it will be withdrawn to carry out force-feeding and further persecution. If there is no money, Ms. Zhang can't buy even basic daily necessities, such as toilet paper.

Since the evil Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, Zhang Lianying has been arrested several times, detained, severely persecuted and narrowly escaped death. She was imprisoned at the Jiamusi Women's Forced Labor Camp in Heilongjiang Province in 2001. There she suffered unbelievable physical and mental persecution to force her to give up her belief in Falun Gong. The police tied her on a bench for long periods of time and then to a death bed for more than forty days. They shocked her with electric batons, beat her cruelly, force-fed her savagely, among other torments. Mr. Niu Jinping, her husband, was also cruelly persecuted by the CCP. He was even sent to a mental hospital, where they forcibly injected him with unknown drugs.

On June 14, 2005, when Ms. Zhang Lianying was feeding her daughter, Wang Jing, the head of Xiangheyuan Police Station, along with a dozen policemen broke into her home and took her away. On June 30, 2005, she was sentenced to two years and six months of forced labor. Her husband, Niu Jinping, had to bring their daughter along while he went to various offices looking for justice. Instead, he was threatened by the CCP's National Security, Public Security, 610 Office and the neighborhood watch.

Mr. Niu Jinping was fired by his workplace sometime ago. He can barely provide for his family with minimal savings from selling an old house.

We urgently ask righteous people everywhere to pay close attention to the Zhang Lianying family's plight. Please take any possible measures quickly to ensure her release.

Phone numbers of the criminals:

Wang Jing, Xiangheyuan Police Station manager: 86-10-64660050

Beijing Chaoyang District 610 Office: 86-10-6589-2288 ext. 320, 322

Officer Bai, 610 Office: 86-13601255959 (cell)

Beijing Tuanhe Dispatch Division: 86-10-61291199

Zhang Dongmei, 9th Brigade chief: 86-13661000078 (cell)

Li Jirong, manager, and Zhu Xiaoli, assistant manager, Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp: 86-10-60278899

Daxing District Women's Forced Labor Camp, Daxing County, Beijing City

Postcode: 102609