Ms. Ma Chunli Weighs Only 55 Pounds after 500 Days of Persecution
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Ma Chunli from Dehui City, Jilin Province was illegally arrested on the street and taken to the police station by officers Ge Xuquan and Zhang Qingchun on December 14, 2004. Ma Chunli went on a hunger strike to protest her illegal arrest. She has become very frail and weighs only 55 pounds. The police have attempted many times to transfer her to a prison, but the prison refused to take her due to her poor health.
Sometime around May or June 2006, Ms. Ma was secretly taken to Heizuizi Prison in Changchun City. Soon afterwards, she was sent to the Japan-China Friendship Hospital. Ma Chunli's family only learned that she had been taken to the prison after her mother received a note asking her to go the the hospital to take care of her daughter. When her family went to the Heizuizi Prison to get permission to see Ms. Ma at the end of June, the prison administrators made various excuses, rudely refusing to grant the visit. The family then tried to speak to the warden but were stopped by guards who lied and said that the warden had gone on vacation and nobody was in his office.
In the middle of July, Ma Chunli's 7-year-old son and his grandmother went to the prison to see her again. They were again lied to and told that they would have to wait. They were told that the prison administrators would have to be consulted before they could visit Ms. Ma. When they asked one of the female police officers how long they would have to wait, she answered that they would have to wait until the office was closed. They repeatedly asked to be allowed to visit Ms. Ma, but the policewoman kept stalling. Then the little boy cried and begged: "Ma'am, please let me see my mom. I miss her so much!" His pleas must have touched the heart of the policewoman because she finally told them the truth that they would not be allowed to see Ma Chunli. She also said that even if they were allowed to see her, the visit would not take place at the office, but inside the prison. When Ma Chunli's family asked for the reason, they were told: "Because Ma Chunli cannot walk." Then, the family members again attempted to talk to the warden and were again stopped by guards who told them that everybody in charge was on vacation and that nobody was in the office.