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Ms. Zhao Jiafang Died after Labor Camp Personnel Injected Her with Unknown Drugs

December 30, 2007 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhao Jiafang, 64 years old, lived on Songnan Street at the Songzao Coal Mine in Qijiang County, Chongqing City. She began practicing Falun Dafa in October 1996. At the end of 1999, Ms. Zhao went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Dafa and was arrested. Songzao Coal Mine Police Department Party Secretary Yang Mingyu (male) went to Beijing to pick her up and detained her for 30 days in the Qijiang County Detention Center. Officers Yang Mingyu and Yu Zhengming ordered Ms. Zhao's family to pay 3,000 yuan to cover Yang Mingyu's trip to Beijing, otherwise they would deduct the amount from her husband's low salary.

In August 2001, led by officer He Xinqiang, several local police officers and security guards arrested Ms. Zhao Jiafang at her home. They detained her in the county detention center and violently interrogated her. They had her sentenced to eight and half years in prison for the so-called crime of "obstructing the law" and took her to the Yongchuan District Forced Labor Camp. In the past several years of brutal treatment, Ms. Zhao was constantly forced to work overtime doing slave labor. Her eyesight was blurry and she could not finish her work. She passed out three times in the camp. She was finally taken to the labor camp clinic, but after she was injected with some unknown drugs, she appeared to have difficulty breathing. To avoid being held responsible for her death, the labor camp authorities released her for medical treatment on October 1, 2007 and she was picked up by her family. Her family immediately took her to the Coal Mine Employee Hospital, but she did not recover. She died at 3:40 a.m. on December 21, 2007.