(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Wang Yan, 33, a Falun Gong practitioner from Chongqing, was a teacher at Yubei District Experimental Junior High School in Chongqing City. She began practicing Falun Gong in October 1996.

Ms. Wang Yan studies the Fa diligently and works hard, and she has been recognized as a good teacher. Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began its persecution of Falun Gong, she has been subjected to brutal torture.

The CCP set up a brainwashing center in Yubei District in July 2000. CCP officers found out that Ms. Wang had delivered Teacher's recent articles to fellow practitioners, so she was illegally arrested and taken to Shuangfeng Police Station and persecuted for two days. The officers demanded to know where the articles came from, but Ms. Wang refused to tell them. Later, they took her to a brainwashing center for 15 days and then she was taken to a detention facility in Yubei District.

In late December 2000, Ms. Wang Yan was "illegally sentenced" to four years by Yubei District Court because she and other practitioners made and hung truth-clarifying banners. In Yubei District Detention Center, Ms. Wang Yan was ordered to do hard labor, making special medical bags. During April 2001, Ms. Wang was forced to wear heavy shackles for one month because she did the Falun Gong exercises. In October, a guard tortured her for a week by handcuffing her with one leg between her arms. Later, Supervisor Zhang used a special small-sized handcuff to handcuff her for a month. It inconvenienced Ms. Wang in her daily life. Later, Ms. Wang Yan caught a heavy cold and became very weak, but because she firmly believed in the Fa, this illness disappeared. Later, an older woman told the deputy director that Ms. Wang's health was poor, so the guard took off the handcuffs. Ms. Wang later realized that practicing Falun Dafa and clarifying the truth are not crimes. She appealed for justice to the court, but the CCP officers refused her appeal.

In early 2002, Ms. Wang and other practitioners were sent to Yongchuan Women's Prison. In the prison, inmates were ordered to monitor her around the clock, and she was not allowed to talk with others. Because she helped to deliver Teacher's recent articles to a new practitioner, her luggage was illegally searched and then Officer Li Xiaouan gave Ms. Wang a warning. About three months later, Ms. Wang was assinged to the first prisoners' team. She was forced to do heavy labor for over ten hours a day. Due to this, Ms. Wang barely had time to rest.

In May 2002, CCP officers slandered Falun Gong at a meeting, but practitioners who were in the meeting shouted, "Falun Dafa is good." The practitioners were then beaten and scolded, and some of them were locked up in small cells. Ms. Wang demanded to be released but the police wanted her to admit in front of all the prisoners that she was wrong. She refused. The officers forced her to wear the prisoner uniform and ordered her to admit she was a prisoner or she would not be allowed to use the toilet or visit with family members. Later, Ms. Wang began a hunger strike to protest this treatment. The officers still ordered her to clean the stairs of the ward. After a few days, Ms. Wang protested this treatment. Later, she was ordered to stand in front of a wall until 11:00 p.m. or midnight, when other prisoners returned from working. Ms. Wang's legs were swollen due to the prolonged torture. A prisoner who said something in Ms. Wang's defense received a warning from the guard.

Later, the prisoners took Ms. Wang to a hospital. While in the hospital, Ms. Wang's parents, relatives, and a fellow practitioner from Chongqing went to see her. But the officers refused to allow them to see her. Then Ms. Wang underwent brainwashing. Her mind and body suffered serious harm.

The CCP persecution of Ms. Wang Yan has caused her family great suffering and pain.

In September 2004, personnel from Yubei District 610 Office, the Shuangfeng Police Station and a vice-chancellor of the school took her home from the prison. She was dismissed from her job. She later left home to avoid further persecution. The CCP officers did not give Ms. Wang an ID card. It is very difficult for Ms. Wang to live or find a new job without an ID card.

We ask people to pay attention to Ms. Wang's plight. Please help us to stop this persecution.