Ms. Li Yumei and Ms. Zhang Yufeng Held in Luquan Prison, Hebei Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Li Yumei from Jiubao Village in Wanquan County, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, has been arrested twice and detained three times because she believes in Falun Dafa. On June 28, 2007, Ms. Li was arrested and brutally beaten by Jiang Aiguo (male) and Rong Bin (male) from the National Security Division of Wanquan County. When her daughter, Ms. Zhao Yunfei, tried to stop the men from beating her mother, she was also arrested and detained for 15 days. Agents from the Wanquan County Political and Judiciary Committees, the police, and the procuratorate and court officials all colluded to sentence Ms. Li Yumei to six years in prison. On December 27, 2007, she was taken to the Luquan Women's Prison in Shijiazhuang City.
Ms. Zhang Yufeng, a resident of Yujialiang Village, Wanquan County, was watched and repeatedly harassed by agents from the village administration committee and the police station because she continued to practice Falun Gong after July 20, 1999. In November, 2001, she was arrested and taken to Wujiayao Brainwashing Center. Ms. Zhang went on a hunger strike to protest this form of abuse and was released seven days later.
On April 28, 2007, Ms. Zhang was arrested as she was planting corn in the fields. Her house was ransacked and her husband, Mr. Yu Xianwu, was also arrested. Officer Rong Bin from the National Security Division beat Ms. Zhang in the face with an electronic baton to try to force her to reveal the location of the site from which she had obtained Falun Dafa fliers. As a result, her face was severely blistered and swollen.
Ms. Zhang was put on trial in court twice, on July 31, and October 15, 2007. She insisted that she was not guilty and demanded to be released without any conditions. The court officials said that they were not able to change the verdict, claiming that the decision had been made by higher officials. On December 14, 2007, an agent from the Zhangjiakou Detention Center informed Ms. Zhang's family that she had been sentenced to five years in prison and she was detained in Luquan Women's Prison in Shijiazhuang City.