(Clearwisdom.net) [Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the Minghui.org website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net).]
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Cao Guifang, 52, lives in Wangzhuang Village South, Xiaojin Town, Xifeng District of Qingyang City, Gansu Province.
On July 21, 1999, at a few minutes past 4 o'clock in the afternoon, police officer Han Yong and others illegally arrested Cao Guifang and detained her at the local police station for twenty four hours.
On February 22, 2000, Cao Guifang went to Beijing for the first time to validate the Fa. When she returned home, Fu Yikui, Zheng Xiang and other police officers arrested her and jailed her for one month at Xifeng Detention Facility, and she was put in a brainwashing class to be "transformed.".
On November 1, 2000, Shao Jun and three other police officers from the city police station brought Cao Guifang to the office and tortured and interrogated her. The police also searched and illegally confiscated her family property, and before leaving, forcibly extorted 500 yuan from Cao Guifang's husband. Cao Guifang escaped by jumping over the wall at night but had no place to go. She became homeless for over ninety days.
In February 2001, the police brought Cao Guifang to the City Detention Facility and jailed her for 42 days. Cao was then sent and jailed at the Drug-Addiction Rehab Center for another fifteen days. On April 12, 2001, Cao was secretly sentenced to eighteen months of forced labor.
At the forced labor camp, Ms. Cao was inhumanly tortured. The police forced her to carry huge rocks. In addition, they did not allow her to drink water or use the bathroom. They also forced her to stand still for long periods of time. She was confined and coerced to write the so-called repentance statement and was forced to wear handcuffs for eight consecutive days. Ms. Cao's feet became swollen from the torture. Even after she was released, the police went to Ms. Cao's home again to force her to write the "repentance" statement.
On April 25, 2003, police officers Yang Jinbao, Fan Zhe and others arrested Ms. Cao again and brought her to the local police station. She was sent to the city police office and then secretly transferred to the Detention Center in Zhengning County. She was kept in the detention center for more than fifty days, and the evil planned to secretly sentence her again to another three years in prison. Her husband went to the police office and demanded that she be released. Ms. Cao was finally released.
In mid February 2005, police officers Fan Zhe and Yang Jinpo brought Ms. Cao to the local police station for interrogation.
During her persecution against her, she was confined at the police station five times, detained at detention facilities three times, sent to a labor camp once, and sent to drug-addiction rehab center once. In addition, Ms. Cao's business was searched three times, her home was confiscated twice, she was body searched once, and she was fined a total of 1200 yuan.