(Clearwisdom.net) Nanjing Women's Prison has six wards, each of which imprisons some illegally sentenced Falun Gong practitioners. Since October 2005, each 610 Office from different areas of Jiangsu Province has sent officials to the Nanjing Women's Prison and launched a new round of persecution to "transform" Falun Gong practitioners. Wu Xiaofeng, the Political Commissar, is mainly in charge of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. She was transferred from the Nantong Prison. She racked her brain in an effort to brainwash and "transform" Falun Gong practitioners. Several Falun Gong practitioners died, became mentally delirious or were maimed from persecution in Nanjing Prison.

To punish Falun Gong practitioners with all possible means, wardens in Nanjing Women's Prison did not allow Falun Gong practitioners to purchase goods for daily needs, increased their work times and workloads, forced them to stand outside drenched in water in the winter to shiver in the icy wind, or forced them to bake under the sun in the extremely hot weather until someone passes out. Sometimes, the wardens would deny the practitioners' relatives' visitation rights, and practitioners were forbidden from calling their relatives. To punish Falun Gong practitioners using more severe means, wardens would hang up practitioners by their handcuffs and put them in solitary confinement. As a reward for successfully persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, prison guard Huang Fengying has been promoted to associate director of No. 3 ward.

Information on the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners:

Ms. Huang Yanli, a Falun Gong practitioner, about 40, was imprisoned in the No. 5 ward. She had had Lupus, from which she completely recovered after practicing Falun Gong. She was not allowed to practice Falun Gong during her imprisonment, and thus her old disease relapsed. Although her disease was very severe, Nanjing Women's Prison neither allowed her to see a doctor nor allowed her to leave the prison on bail for medical treatment. The jail continued to imprison her and did not let her go home until she was on the brink of death. Huang passed away a few days after she left the prison. Despite these facts, Nanjing Women's Prison shamelessly claimed that Huang died due to her refusal of medical treatment.

Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wu Di, resident of Suining County, Xuzhou City, about 30, was imprisoned at the No. 4 ward in Nanjing Women's Prison. Persecution caused her to suffer mental trauma.

Ms. Song Weijuan, a Falun Gong practitioner in Nantong City, was sentenced to ten and a half years in prison and held in Nanjing Women's Prison. In the last half year of 2005, the Security Bureau investigated Song again and threatened to extend her sentence. Long-term slave labor and intense mental pressure weakened Song's body, and she could not get any rest or medical treatment.

Zhang Xiurong, Falun Gong practitioner in Xuzhou City, was sentenced to five years of imprisonment. Zhang is very firm in her faith.

Falun Gong practitioner Ms. You Guoying, about 40, worked for the Political Engineering Division in the labor union for the government in Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province. She was fired in 2003 for practicing Falun Gong. In 2004, she distributed fliers about Falun Gong in Wuxi City and thus was sentenced to four and a half years of imprisonment by Wuxi City Court. She is now imprisoned in the No. 2 prison district. In early 2006, she had to be hospitalized for injuries sustained from the persecution.

Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhang Yuhua, about 40, has a Master's degree. She was the director of the Russian Language Department, Nanjing Teacher University, and a leader in her field. She was leading several academic research projects and published several scholarly articles and books. She is enthusiastic in teaching and was ranked as an excellent young teacher several times in her university. Zhang is warm-hearted and enthusiastic in charity work. She was the deputy of the local regional People's Congress. Zhang lost her freedom in 2000 and she is now imprisoned at the No. 5 ward in Nanjing Women's Prison.

Other Falun Gong practitioners who are imprisoned in Nanjing Women's Prison include: Li Jinan from Kunshan City, Huang Lijun from Lishui County, and Xue Shuyu from Changzhou City.

Address of Nanjing Women's Prison: 9 Ningshuang Road, Tiexinqiao Town, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province; post code is 210012
Head of the prison: Mao Jun
Political Commissar: Wu Xiaofeng
No. 6 ward:
Tel: 86-25-52353917, 86-25-52353956, 86-25-52353911
Head of the ward: Ye Ning
Deputy head of the ward: Chou Tong, who is specifically in charge of persecuting Falun Gong, Gong Xianghong
Major bad guards who persecuted Falun Gong: Meng Tianmei, Huang Fengying, Ding Hongyan
Secretary of Discipline Committee: Song Changqing
Director of Surveillance and Reeducation Department: Liu Weizhen
No. 2 ward:
Tel: 86-25-52353952, 86-25-52353942, 86-25-52352204
Bad guards in No. 2 imprisonment district: Han Yanmei
Prison guards: Zheng Mingfang, Liu Xiaohui, Zhao Lili, Zhou Yunfei, Xue Jianchang, Mao Qinhua, Shang Shu, Wang Tinglan