Chinese Name: 杨桂芬
City: Dengfeng City
Date of Death: 2006-07-18
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2005-12-24
Most recent place of detention: Dengfeng City Detention Center
Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Yang Guifen, Ms. Hu Guilan, Ms. Li Ping, and Ms. Niu Aizhen from Dengfeng City, Henan Province, and practitioners Ms. Li Congli and Mr. Zhang Xuesen from Yanshi were illegally arrested on December 24, 2005. They were held at Dengfeng City Detention Center, where the guards savagely beat all six practitioners. The lawless officials illegally tried the practitioners twice in court, even though there was no evidence against the practitioners. Officials have refused to release the practitioners.
Ms. Yang Guifen was beaten until she suffered internal bleeding. She was also forced to do slave labor at the detention center. She was forced to wear a pair of shackles weighing 19 kg [42 lbs] and was released in May 2006 when she was on the brink of death. She passed away on July 18, 2006.
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