Zhang Chunfang

Chinese Name: 张春芳
Gender: Female
Age: 54
Province: Beijing
Date of Death: 2007-06-15
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2004-12
Most recent place of detention: Beijing Prison Management Hospital
Case Description:

Ms. Zhang Chunfang was tortured to death in Beijing Women's Prison. She was detained in the Beijing Women's Prison for a three-year term since 2005. After being unconscious for more than ten days inside the Beijing Prison Management Hospital, she died on June 15, 2007.

Ms. Zhang Chunfang, 54, lived in Liangxiang Town, Fangshan District, Beijing. In the beginning of 2004, Ms. Zhang Chunfang was reported while passing out fliers. She was subsequently arrested and her home was ransacked by police officers from the Fangshan District Department. Because torture, Ms. Zhang appeared to have many illness symptoms, such as high blood pressure, cerebral thrombosis, one side of her body going numb, nausea and vomiting. However, the Prison Administration refused to release her and kept her detained until she died.