Name: Shang Shiying (尚世莹)
Gender: Female
Age: Unknown
Address: Unknown
Occupation: A nurse at Worker's Hospital of Tangshan
Date of Most Recent Arrest: January 14th, 2010
Most Recent Place of Detention: Prison for Women of Hebei Province at Shijiazhuang (石家庄 河北省女子监狱)
City: Tangshan
Province: Hebei
Persecution Suffered: Electric shock, sleep deprivation, illegal sentencing, forced injections/drug administration, beatings, imprisonment, solitary confinement, torture, fired from workplace, physical restraint, detention, prolonged standing
Key Persecutors: Ya Hongyun, the judge of Lubei district Court at Tangshan (唐山路北区法院法官轧红芸)

( Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Shang Shiying and Ms. Dan Huanrong of Tangshan were illegally sentenced to prison. They are currently being held at the Women's Prison of Hebei Province at Shijiazhuang.

Ms. Shang Shiying

District 13 in the Women's Prison of Hebei Province is the so called "strict management area." It is the district that focuses on torturing Falun Gong practitioners. The prison guards use sleep deprivation, prolonged standing and beating to punish the practitioners who will not give up their beliefs. The prison has been forbidding Ms. Shang's and Ms. Dan's families from visiting. Ms. Shang's family eventually saw Ms. Shang; she was very thin, had dark circles around her eyes, and her legs were swollen from prolonged standing. Her family immediately questioned the guard: "How did she become like this? What have you done to her?" Ms. Shang's family plans to report the situation to higher officials and investigate further.

Ms. Shang and Ms. Dan are sister-in-laws who were arrested on January 14, 2010. Their families found out they have been brutally tortured by the Detention Center and the Police Department Sub-bureau of Fengnan District. They went to the legal offices of the Detention Center, the Police Department Sub-bureau of Fengnan District and the Prosecutor's Office to press charges. They want Assistant Group Leader Li Lianguang of the Domestic Group at the Police Department Sub-bureau of Fengnan District, Detention Center Chief Zhang Baocai, Policewomen Fang Shuyun and Yao Yankuo to be punished. They demanded the release of Ms. Shang and Ms. Dan. The Police Department Sub-bureau of Fengnan, the Detention Center and the Prosecutor's Office all shirked their responsibility and refused to meet with the families of Ms. Shang and Ms. Dan. Both families also visited Judge Ya Hongyun of the Lubei District Court at Tangshan and the Public Prosecutor at the Prosecutor's Office, telling them that Ms. Shang and Ms. Dan are innocent and hope they can handle the case fairly. The judge and the public prosecutor said this case is out of their hands.

In June 2010, the Lubei District Court in Tangshan began the trial of Ms. Shang and Ms. Dan. They had a lawyer to defend them against the charges. Then the court secretly began the trial again on August 26, 2010. Ms. Shang was sentenced to three years in prison, and Ms. Dan was sentenced to four years. This time, the trial was held completely in secret and they did not notify the families at all. Ms. Shang sent an appeal letter afterwards, but the letter was destroyed by policemen at the Fengnan Detention Center. Ms. Shang's family went to Lubei District Court in Tangshan to inquire about the case and discovered Ms. Shang had been sentenced; furthermore, it was already the last day they could send an appeal letter. Personnel at the courthouse lied to Ms. Shang's family, saying, "They don't want you to appeal." Ms. Shang's family did not get to see the judgment letter. Ms. Shang and Ms. Dan were sent to the Women's Prison of Hebei Province in Shijiazhuang from the Fengnan Detention Center.

Ms. Shang is a nurse at the Worker's Hospital of Tangshan, she used to have hyperthyroidism. She started to practice Falun Dafa in 1995 and regained her health. After the CCP started to persecute Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999, Ms. Shang was detained several times at her workplace. She had been detained at Detention No. 1 and suffered solitary confinement and other cruel physical torture. She had also been sent to Ankang Hospital in Tangshan, where she was injected with unknown drugs and shocked with an electric baton.

In November, the 610 Office at the Workers' Hospital of Tangshan notified Ms. Shang's family that the hospital intended to dismiss Ms. Shang. The hospital posted an announcement about it on campus.

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Women's Prison of Hebei Province

Responsible agencies and individuals:

Lubei District Court at Tangshan:
Address: 12, Longzenan Road, Tangshan, 063000
Court Chief: He Changzhu 011-86-0315-3710988, 011-86-13903251612(C)
Criminal Court Presiding Judge: Zhao Xiaoming 011-86-0315-2812088, 011-86-13784142599(C)

Fengnan District Domestic Group at Tangshan:
Group Leader Li Xiaodong 011-86-0315-8169799, 011-86-13832984429(C)

Fengnan Detention Center:
Chief Zhang Yongcai 011-86-0315-8181775, 011-86-0315-8198899, 011-86-13832984782(C)

Prison for Women of Hebei Province at Shijiazhuang:
Address: Shitong Road, Luquan, Hebei
Mailing address: Mail box 55, sub-box 12, Luquan, Hebei, 050222
Telephone: 011-86-0311-83939712
Prison Information Center telephone: 011-86-0311-83939708
Prison Chief Zhang Yi (female) 011-86-13832116656(C), 011-86-83939601(O)

Workers' Hospital of Tangshan:
President: Shang Xiaoming 011-86-0315-3722426, 011-86-0315-3722104(O)
Party chairman' office: 011-86-0315-3722097
Party committee office: 011-86-0315-3722061
"610" officer: Tang Zhenzhong 011-86-0315-3722093

November 13th, 2010