Ms. Cao Qiongfen from Huangshi, Hubei Province, Was Persecuted to a State of Mental Collapse and Is Now Missing

Ms. Cao Qiongfen, in her 40s, was a resident of Dazhi City, Huangshi, Hubei Province. In August 2000, Ms. Cao was "illegally sentenced" to one year of forced labor and sent to Shizishan Forced Labor Camp in Hubei Province. In early September, she was transferred to the Ninth Team of Shayang Forced Labor Camp. Three months later, the persecution had left her in a state of mental collapse.

In March or April 2001, Ms. Cao was transferred to the Second Team of Shayang Forced Labor Camp. At that time, she nearly lost consciousness due to the brutal persecution she faced there. Even people who knew her very well were not able to recognize her. She was previously healthy and a little plump, but during that time, her weight dropped to less than 35 kilograms (77 lbs.), and she completely lost the ability to work. Despite her deteriorated health, the criminal inmates who were sent to monitor her still beat her and yelled at her frequently. People could hear her miserable cries from her room every day.

Ms. Cao Qiongfen's term was extended for a long time. As of now, no one knows her whereabouts.

Hunan Practitioner Ms. Xie Meng’e Has Been Missing Since 2000

Ms. Xie Meng’e, 48, was an employee of the Changsha Metallurgy Machine Factory in Hunan Province. She started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, she went to Beijing to appeal twice. She was arrested many times and was sentenced to one year of forced labor. She was later released before her term ended because she developed a serious health problem. Police from Guikuang Police Station and the security guards from the Changsha Metallurgy Machine Factory monitored her after her release and harassed her frequently. They forced her to write the so-called guarantee statement and at the same time they announced that she was fired from her job. Ms. Xie Meng’e left her home in April 2000 and has not been heard from since.

Jilin Practitioner Ms. Yin Fengcai Missing for Over Five Years

Ms. Yin Fengcai, about 50, was an employee of the East Forest Farm, Dashitou Forestry Bureau, Dunhua City, Jilin Province. After July 20, 1999, she went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa and was illegally arrested. Later she was sent to the Yanji City Mental Hospital, where she was severely persecuted. She disappeared after being released, and her current whereabouts are unknown.