Ms. Yan Baozhen Suffers Abuse in the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp
Name: Yan Baozhen (严宝珍)
Date of Most Recent Arrest: June 24, 2009
Most recent place of detention: Sanshui Forced Labor Camp (三水劳教所)
Persecution Suffered: Forced Labor, Beatings, Hung Up, Home Ransacked, Interrogation, Detention
(Clearwisdom.net) At about 3 p.m. on June 24, 2009, Yan Baozhen from Zhuhai City was reported to the police by a cleaner and a security guard while she was distributing truth clarification materials and Shen Yun DVDs. At 6 p.m., the police searched her home, took all Falun Dafa books and DVDs, and illegally arrested her. The policemen also threatened her son, who had just arrived home at the time, and stated that Ms. Yan would be sentenced to three years in prison.
Ms. Yan was detained at the Zhuhai No.2 Detention Center. Her husband and son asked the Xiangzhou District authorities to release her. The local head of Zhuhai's national security office, Lai Haizhong, said that he did not file charges in Yan's arrest. Lai Haizhong has illegally searched homes and arrested Falun Dafa practitioners since 1999.
Li Dan, the head of the brainwashing center of the Xiangzhou District 610 Office then took charge of this case. She pretended to be nice to Ms. Yan's husband, but said that she could not release Ms. Yan because the amount of Falun Dafa materials found at the time of her arrest was too high and over the acceptable level. (The referenced "level" doesn't have any legal basis.) Ms. Yan's husband requested to see his wife, but the policemen did not allow him to see her.
Ms. Yan's husband wanted to sue the Zhuhai City police, since their behavior was illegal. He was allowed to see his wife in August, 2009. The deputy head of the detention center met him and told him that all involved would suffer if he sued.
Upon seeing his wife, Ms. Yan's husband noted that she had lost a lot of weight, but still had some energy. He requested the policemen to release her on the basis of her declining health. However, the policemen said that she was super healthy, as she was able to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa while not disclosing information about other practitioners, do the Falun Dafa exercises every morning and fold paper lotus flowers every day.
Ms. Yan's husband requested to visit his wife twice a month. On October 18, 2009, her husband, son and daughter went to the detention center to visit her, but she was not there. They asked where she was being held, but nobody knew. After much time and effort, they found out that she had been sent to the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp on September 17, 2009. Ms. Yan was sent to one year and three months of forced labor without any legal procedures.
When Ms. Yan's husband and children arrived at the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp on October 18, they could not even recognize her. After one month there, her face had become dark, her mind was not clear and her blood pressure was at 180mmHg. She weighed only 120kg, down from 150kg. Ms. Yan's family demanded her immediate release from the forced labor camp for medical treatment, but the guards refused. Only immediate family members were allowed to see Ms. Yan, while her daughter-in-law and son-in-law were not permitted to do so.
Yan Baozhen's main persecutor in the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp has been identified as a female in her 40s with the first name of Zhou.
October 23, 2009.