Ms. Zou Yongping, Practitioner from Xinbin County, Liaoning Province, Died As a Result of Torture
Ms. Zou Yongping, 54, was the head of the workers' union at the Xinbin County Medicine Administrative Bureau. Ms. Zou went to Beijing many times to appeal for Falun Gong and clarify the truth after July 20, 2999, the day when Falun Gong was banned. She was arrested and detained at Xinbin County Detention Center more times than one can count. She was seen as a "key" person by the Xinbin 610 Office. During the past few years, Ms. Zou lived under constant police surveillance. Her phone was bugged and she was often followed. Evil people came to her door many times to harass and threaten her, and one time they confiscated a computer. She was detained many times, fined 4,000 yuan, and twice taken to a forced labor camp. She was detained once at Fushun City Forced Labor Camp and once at Masanjia Forced labor Camp. She was tortured at the labor camps and developed symptoms of high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases. Later it worsened and she suffered mental trauma, and acted abnormally. In 2005, Masanjia Forced Labor Camp released Ms. Zou on bail for medical treatment to abscond responsibility for her condition. Ms. Zou never recovered. On October 28, 2006, her body was discovered on a road to Matang Village, Xinbin County.
March 11, 2007