Wu Minhua

Chinese Name: 吴敏华
Gender: Female
Age: 68
City: Shuangliu
Province: Sichuan
Date of Death: 2008
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2004
Most recent place of detention: Zhengxing Township Brainwashing Center
Case Description:

Ms. Wu Minhua was a Falun Gong practitioner in Huayang Town, Shuangliu County, Sichuan Province.

In 1999, she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, and were arrested by officers from the Huayang Town Police Station, Shuangliu County.  She was detained for 15 days in Shuangliu Detention Center, and were sent to Huayang Police Station for one month of so-called "study," which was in fact brainwashing and coercion tactics attempting to force them to give up their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

In 2004, she and her son were forced into a brainwashing center set up in Zhengxing Town, Shuangliu County. Wu Minhua was locked in a dark, less than 10 square-metre room for two months and tortured both mentally and physically. She was near a mental collapse.

In 2008, before the Olympic Games, her daughter-in-law, was arrested by officers from the Huayang Town Shiyou Police Station and sent to Shuangliu Detention Centre for distributing truth clarification material. Tongjiqiao Community Administrator Li Zhi and Security Chief Feng Qiang constantly harassed her  family. Such great pressure took its toll on Ms. Wu's mind and body, and she passed away.