Wu Yao

Chinese Name: 吴垚
Gender: Female
Age: 57
City: Haidian District
Province: Beijing
Occupation: teacher/Affiliated Middle School of the Beijing Medical School
Date of Death: 2003-06-22
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2002-09-10
Most recent place of detention: a forced labor camp
Case Description:

Ms. Wu Yao, 57 years old, was a retired English teacher from the Affiliated Middle School of the Beijing Medical School.

On September 10, 2002, which is Teacher's Day, she and her husband Yang Zhanming were arrested while clarifying the truth of Dafa to people. They were later detained at the Fengtai Detention Center, Beijing City. On June 11, 2003, she was sent to a forced labor camp. On June 22, 2003, calling it a "sudden death," the authorities told her family that Wu Yao had passed away.