When her family questioned the cause of her death, guards replied she died of heart attack, then claimed it was because of a cerebral haemorrhage. But authorities failed to provide any medial record.
Mr. Wang and Mr. Huang were sentenced four and a half years, four years in prison, respectively, for distributing materials about Falun Gong. But the court refused to issue a written judgment.
Ms. Geng Jin'e Dies in Custody in Beijing
Name: Geng Jin'e (耿金娥)
Address: 22-Fuxing Street, Haidian District, Beijing (海淀区复兴路22号院)
Date of Death: June 10, 2010
Date of Most Recent Arrest: November 28, 2008
Most Recent Place of Detention: Tuanhe Women's Forced Labor Camp in Daxing District, Beijing (北京市大兴团河女子劳教所)
Persecution Suffered: Forced labor, brainwashing, beatings, home ransacked, interrogation, detention
Ms. Geng Jin'e died in Tuanhe Women's Forced Labor Camp on June 10, 2010. The guards lied to her family, claiming she died of a heart attack. After her family pointed out that she never had heart problems, the guards said it was because of a cerebral haemorrhage. Under her family's continued questioning, the guards became speechless. When her family asked to read the medical rescue records and see the related video, the labor camp and the procuratorate pushed the responsibility back and forth. Authorities failed to provide any record.
Ms. Geng's family filed with the appellate office with no result at all. When they tired to consult with lawyers, the law firm replied, "If for other issues, some laws might be still useful. But for Falun Gong cases, no legal documents can be used."
Without any way out, her family had to cremate her body on June 20 and bury her ashes.
Ms. Geng had had many diseases and was very weak, but after she started practicing Falun Gong in June 1993, all of her sicknesses were cured. She became very healthy.
Ms. Geng was arrested while passing out truth-clarifying materials in a neighborhood in November 2002 then taken to Tuanhe Women's Forced Labor Camp in Daxing District for a three-year term. She refused to write the three statements or curse Falun Gong and its founder. The guards brutally beat her multiple times until she lost consciousness, then rushed her to the hospital to be rescued. The guards told the doctor that she lost consciousness because she fell.
The long-term inhuman torture caused Ms. Geng to appear very sick; she was nearly blind in both of her eyes and emaciated.
Ms. Geng was arrested once again on November 28, 2008 while clarifying the truth on a bus. The police did not find anything after ransacking her home twice. Without following any legal procedures, the police took her to the Women's Forced Labor Camp again, this time for a two-year term. Her family made requests to bail her out on medical parole many times, but each request was denied.
Her family went to visit her in April 2010 and saw that she was being supported by two people to move. They requested medical parole again, but the guards told them only AIDS patients or those that could not take care of themselves were allowed to be out on medical parole.
Mr. Wang Changzheng and Mr. Huang Zhiyong Unlawfully Sentenced in Wuhan
According to the orders of the 610 Office, the court in East-West Lake District, Wuhan recently gave Mr. Wang Changzheng, a local Falun Gong practitioner, a sentence of four and a half years for distributing Falun Gong truth-clarifying material. Mr. Huang Zhiyong, also known as Huang Jiafa, was sentenced to four years. The court refused to give a written judgment to their families.
Wang Changzheng and Huang Zhiyong are still locked up in the detention center. They refuse to accept the judgment and are filling appeals. According to information from sources inside, Mr. Wang and Mr. Huang went on a hunger strike as a way of protest. The guards are force-feeding them a mixture of minced food.
On the evening of November 23, 2009, when Wang Changzheng and Huang Zhiyong and others were distributing material about Falun Gong in Yuqian Village, they were unlawfully arrested by Xinandu Police Station, East-West District Precinct. Afterwards they were transferred to Jinghe Detention Center in the district and have been locked up there ever since.
On May 21, 2010, East-West Lake District Court in Wuhan, Hubei Province interrogated Wang Changzheng and Huang Zhiyong. The 610 Office, fearing the public would discover the true situation, only let the court go through the motions of a trial and only permitted one family member from each family to attend.
Persons involved in the case:
Xinandu Police Station: Yangzhi, Dai Chijun (political instructor) Xiao Youbing, Jiang Jinbao, etc.
East-West Lake District Procuratorate: Li Shunnian