(Clearwisdom.net) 55-year-old practitioner Ms. Yang Meizhen is from Suining County, Xuzhou City of Jiangsu Province. She suffered from persecution by police numerous times because she would not give up Falun Gong. In October 2002, she was sentenced for 4 years of "re-education through forced labor" and tortured to the brink of death. On July 22, 2004, she died from torture.
Since July 20, 1999 when Jiang's regime started the persecution of Falun Gong, Ms. Yang Meizhen and her husband went to many villages and counties to distribute flyers and materials to tell the facts of Falun Gong and to expose Jiang's crime of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. In December 2000, Yang Meizhen went to Beijing to appeal to the government to stop persecuting Falun Gong. For that, she was detained in the Suining County Detention Center and subjected to brutal beatings and various tortures. In order to get information about other practitioners, the police cuffed her hands and feet together for more than half a month. The police refused to open the cuffs even when she ate, slept or needed to use toilet. Moreover, when the police saw her walking or moving slowly, they would use truncheons to forcefully beat her.
In October 2002, Yang Meizhen was sentenced for 4 years of "re-education through forced labor" and imprisoned at Sihong forced Labor Camp. In the labor camp, the police tried in vain to force her to curse Falun Dafa and its founder. Because she would not give up Falun Gong, Yang Meizhen was subjected to various torture methods, beatings and she was forced to perform heavy labor. The jail guards also deprived her of sleep and forced her to do hard labor.
In June 2003, Yang Meizhen's family brought her home while she was at the edge of death. On July 22, 2004, she died.
September 26, 2004