Mei Yulan

Chinese Name: 梅玉兰
Gender: Female
Age: 44
City: Chaoyang Disitrict
Province: Beijing
Date of Death: 2000-05-23
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2000-05-13
Most recent place of detention: Chaoyang District Detention Center
Case Description:

On May 13, 2000, Mei was arrested while practicing Falun Gong exercises outside her house. She went on a hunger strike to defend her rights. On May 17, 2000, three days into her hunger strike, she was force-fed by an inmate who had no medical skills at all. Her screaming during the force-feeding suggested that she was in extreme pain. After she returned to the cell, she had a headache, and started to vomit blood that night. The guard whose surname was Sun refused to send her for emergency treatment, and said, "Never mind, she won't die. I will take the responsibility if anything happens."She died on May 23,

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