Wei Hua

Chinese Name: 魏华
Gender: Female
Age: 57
Province: Chongqing
Date of Death: 2007-04-30
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2005-10-18
Most recent place of detention: mental hospital
Case Description:

Ms. Wei Hua was a retired employee of the Xiejiawan Department Store in Chongqing City. She was sentenced to forced labor for two years between 2001 and 2003 at Chongqing Women's Forced Labor Camp in Maojiashan. On September 6, 2005, just before the APEC meeting took place in Chongqing City, the police from the Xiejiawan Street Police Station again sent her to a brainwashing center. On October 18, 2005, she was sent from the brainwashing center to a mental hospital. Wei Hua's husband went to visit and see she was vomiting and had diarrhea. There was an oxygen tube in place and she was catheterized. Ms. Wei was paralyzed and mentally traumatized, requiring others' constant care. After suffering in pain for more than a year, Ms. Wei Hua died on April 30, 2007 at the age of 57.