Lou Weiming - 娄伟明 (娄维明)
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Lou Weiming, a former teacher at Shuangyashan No. 18 High School in Shuangyashan City, passed away in December 2012 at the age of 58. She died two years after being released on medical parole as a result of eight years of suffering at Heilongjiang Women's Prison.
Ms. Lou went to Beijing on July 13, 2001, to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong. She was detained for 23 days and released after the guards extorted 4,000 yuan from her family.
Ms. Lou was arrested again in April 2002. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison and taken to the Heilongjiang Women's Prison. She was tortured and abused while in prison, and she twice suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.
The first time she suffered a stroke was between late 2004 and early 2005. At that time the prison used high pressure tactics and brutal torture in a high-tension atmosphere. Ms. Lou suffered a cerebral hemorrhage as a result and was not able to take care of herself. She later slightly recovered.
In early 2007 prison officials implemented their “high pressure assault” to try to force Falun Gong practitioners to give up their practice. They moved Ms. Lou from the Patient Monitoring District to the Second Supervised District to persecute her further.
In early September 2010, Ms. Lou was being abused and humiliated by a prisoner named Ma Huimin, which led to a second stroke. On the afternoon of October 9, 2010, she was taken by ambulance to a hospital emergency room outside the prison.
Ms. Lou's family requested that she be released on medical parole. The prison authorities agreed on the condition that the family give up their right to investigate and assess the responsibility of the prison. To spare her further suffering, her family gave in to the unreasonable demand.
Ms. Lou was released on medical parole in October 2010. Her family had her hospitalized. She later had two more strokes and never recovered. She passed away in December 2012.