On Hunger Strike 19 Days, Ms. Zheng Yuling Dies in Custody
Name: Zheng Yuling (郑玉玲)
Age: In her 50s
Occupation: Employee of Chibi City Trade Bureau
Date of Death: September 28, 2009
Date of Most Recent Arrest: August 6, 2009
Most Recent Place of Detention: Hubei Province Women's Forced Labor Camp (湖北省女子劳教所 (武汉市洪山区马湖特一号))
Persecution Suffered: Forced Labor, Brainwashing, Beatings, Torture, Detention
(Clearwisdom.net) (By a correspondent from Hubei Province) Ms. Zheng Yuling was arrested on the night of August 6, 2009 while she was posting a banner at the Chibi City Police Department housing. She was sentenced to one year of forced labor and taken to the Hubei Province Women's Forced Labor Camp on August 25, 2009, which is located in 1-Mahu Community, Hongshan District, Wuhan City.
Ms. Zheng's husband rushed to the labor camp on September 29, 2009. Her body had been dressed and her face made up, but he could still tell that her nose was deformed and there were many needle holes on her hand. The camp administrator told him that Ms. Zheng began a hunger strike on September 9 and died at noon on September 28. He condemned the guards, saying, "She was on a hunger strike for 19 days before she died. Why didn't you tell me earlier?" The guards had no answer. Ms. Zheng's body was cremated on September 30, 2009 at a crematory in Wuhan City, only one month after she was detained in the forced labor camp. The cause of her death is under investigation.
Sheng Wenjun, Chibi City Police Department Director: 86-13986626719 (Cell), 86-715-5335838 (Home), 86-715-5351172 (Office)
Written on October 6, 2009