Chinese Name: 毛开明
City: Jianyang City
Date of Death: 2007-08-20
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2006-01-24
Most recent place of detention: the Yangmahe Town Women's Prison
Ms. Mao Kaiming, 56 lived in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Falun Gong cured her of semi-paralysis and other illnesses, and restored her energy and positive outlook. Falun Gong gave her a new life. She was continuously persecuted for the past eight years through illegal arrests, detention, torture and home ransacking. Mao Kaiming was first arrested on March 8, 2001, near Jiefang Bridge in Mianning County, Liangshan Yi Prefecture, Sichuan Province, while she was distributing flyers that clarify the facts about Falun Gong. She was held for 18 months at Nanmusi Forced Labor Camp in Zizhong County, Sichuan Province after 4 months illegal detention. On September 7, 2002, she was arrested by Panzhihua City National Security Division, where she was severely tortured. They took her to the Nanmusi Women's Forced Labor Camp where she was handcuffed for several months for protesting the mistreatment. On May 26, 2005, she was arrested again. The Leibo County Court held a secret trial and illegally sentenced Ms. Mao to three years in prison. She was held at Division 1 of the Yangmahe Town Women's Prison in Jianyang City, Sichuan Province where she was savagely tortured. Mao Kaiming had difficulty breathing and coughed constantly in July and August 2006. Her stomach, hands and feet became swollen, and she could not squat when using the restroom. She passed away on August 20, 2007.
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