Fan Yanli

Chinese Name: 樊艳丽
Gender: Female
Age: 36
City: Nanyang City
Province: Henan
Date of Death: 2008-10-27
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: Nanyang City First Detention Center
Case Description:

Ms. Fan Yanli, 36, lived in Nanyang City, Henan Province. On April 24, 2008, she was arrested along with more than a dozen other Falun Gong practitioners in one of their homes. The police ransacked her home, and she was detained in the Nanyang City First Detention Center for more than six months. Due to the hard labor, malnutrition, lack of sleep, and constant threats, she became very weak and often vomited.

On October 9, 2008, at around 10:00 a.m., Wolong District Court put Ms. Fan Yanli and ten other practitioners on trial. She passed out in the courtroom and was taken back to the detention center. After extorting more than 10,000 yuan from her family, she was released on October 11, 2008. Only 16 days after her release, she died on October 27, 2008, at 4:00 p.m.