Gu Chuanying - 顾传英

Chinese name:
顾传英
Gender:
Female
Age:
65
City:
Chengdu City
Province:
Sichuan
Occupation:
senior engineer/Hongguang Electron Tubing Factory in Chengdu City
Date of Death:
2003-12-24
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
2003-05-23
Most recent place of detention:
Chengdu City First Detention Center
Case Description:
Ms. Gu Chuanying, 65 years old, was a senior engineer at the Hongguang Electron Tubing Factory in Chengdu City who lived in East Court of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. On May 23, 2003, perpetrators from Jianshelu Police Station illegally arrested her and sent her to Chengdu City No.1 Detention Center in Pixian County. She held a hunger strike for more than one month. The guards force-fed her. She was also infected with scabies, developed heart failure and was on the brink of death. On July 11, 2003, the detention center authorities told her family to take her home. The scabies had spread all over her body by then and pus seeped out. Her whole body was swollen and she had difficulty breathing. As stated above, she passed away on December 24, 2003.
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