Name: Tan Jinhui (谭金会)


Gender: Female
Age: 66
Address: Xinhua Town, Guanghan City, Sichuan Province
Occupation: Unknown

Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 14, 2006
Most recent place of detention:
Sichuan Province Women's Prison (四川省女子监狱)
City: Jianyang City
Sichuan Province
Persecution Suffered:
Detention, beatings, imprisonment, forced labor, brainwashing, torture, sleep deprivation, hanging by handcuffed wrists.

( Tan Jinhui is sixty-six years old, from Xinhua Town, Guanghan City Sichuan Province. She has been arrested and imprisoned numerous times because she practices Falun Gong. The resulting torture has rendered her physically disabled and unable to take care of herself.


In the winter of 2000, Ms. Tan was handing out Falun Dafa materials which exposed the persecution when two officers from the Xinhua Town Police Station, Jiao Zhongjun and Li Wei, arrested her. In the police station, officer Wang Changjun grabbed her hair and submerged her head in a barrel of water many times, then Jiao Zhongjun began slapping her face. They called Jiang Tianxing from the National Security Bureau, and when he arrived, he began beating Ms. Tan with an iron bar, continuing until the iron bar broke. Her face and nose were severely swollen. Jiang Tianxing then picked up a thick book and savagely beat her head. He handcuffed her that night, and used a high-wattage light bulb aimed at her face. When she looked up at him, he backed off. The next day the police transferred her to Guanghan Detention Center, where she was held for twenty-seven days.

In April 2001, Ms. Tan was arrested by Chen Shaoyong when she was delivering materials again. She was immediately transferred to Guanghan Detention Center. On July 28, 2001, she was sentenced to Sichuan Women's Forced Labor Camp for one and a half years. The labor camp held her seventy-six additional days because she refused to give up her belief.

During the time in the labor camp, guard Zhang Xiaofang constantly slapped and kicked Ms. Tan, even when she was trying to sleep. The same guard also instigated other inmates to beat her.

The inmates were more ruthless. They grabbed Dafa practitioners' hair and hit their heads against the walls, forced them to stand for long periods of time until their feet were swollen and numb, and they eventually passed out. The inmates claimed that Dafa practitioners were faking being unconscious, and smeared chili paste on their eyelids. Some practitioners passed out numerous times, and were even persecuted to death.

The timetable for Ms. Tan's arrests is as follows:

On January 19, 2001, a group of officers from Xinhua Police Station took her away from home to Gaoping Brainwashing Center. She returned home the same day.

In December 2003, police from Xinhua Station and the 610 Office agents broke into Ms. Tan's home, and took her to Hexing Brainwashing Center for one month.

On September 14, 2006, when Tan Jinghui was shopping at Xinglong Market, officers Yang Bin, and Hou Junlin from the Domestic Security Division of Guanghan Public Security Bureau, and Li Wei from Xinhua Police Station arrested her and held her in Guanghan Detention Center, later sentencing her to three years.

On June 28, 2007, Ms. Tan was transferred to Sichuan Province Women's Prison, where she was subjected to a tremendous amount of torture. She was forced into slave labor for over ten hours every day, requiring her to sit for long periods of time. This resulted in her legs and feet becoming numb, which caused her to fall constantly. She was also deprived of sleep at night. This was accomplished by forcing her to stand all night long. Because she kept falling, the guard cuffed her hand to bed rail, where she hung with her feet barely touching the ground. After that torture experience she could no longer raise her arms, her hands were stiff, and she also could not walk. She has not been able to take care of herself since.

Guanghan Political Legal Committee Secretary: Tang Qianjin
Guanghan 610 Office director: Huang Ruosong
Deyang City Science Promoting Education School (Hexing Brainwashing Center), principal Zhou Zhihong
Hired thugs: Li Zhanghua, Wang Weidong, Jiang Zhongming
Guanghan Public Security Bureau former director, Wang Zhiwei, current director Tang Lizhong
Domestic Security Division: Li Jun, Xie Yuedong, Jiang Tianxing, Zhou Chengshi, Yang Bin, Yang Yongbin, Hou Junlin
Xinhua Town Police Station: Jiao Zhongjun, Wang Changjun, Li Wei, Chen Shaoyong
Guanghan Court judge, Shi Xiaoli, presiding judge, Zeng Lingsheng
Sichuan Women's Forced Labor Camp, Zhang Xiaofang
Sichuan Province Women's Prison, Yu Zhifang, Ming Lu, Zhu Xi, Deng (surname).