(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Chen Yanxiu, an employee of the Songzao Coal Mine Company hospital, has been tortured repeatedly at forced labor camps because she practices Falun Gong. She and her husband were arrested on October 8, 2010 for the third time and sentenced to forced labor and prison again. Their family members were not notified of their whereabouts.

Ms. Chen Yanxiu and her husband Mr. Wang Zhengfu, 71, visited their nephew's home in Chongqingbai on October 8, 2010. They spoke of Falun Gong, tried to expose the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong, and gave materials to their cab driver and his wife on their way home. Driver Cao and his wife Yang took them to the Taojia Town Police Station in Jiulong District, Chongqing. Police officer Wang, and Zhang, an official of Taojia Town, immediately arrested Mr. Wang and Ms. Chen. They took them to the Jiulong District Detention Center that afternoon.

Officers at Taojia Police Station and Anwen Police Station in Qijiang County, along with Wu Zhuanlin, a policeman at the Songzao Coal Mine Company, Gong Jianrong, head of security at the Songzao Coal Mine Company, and community head Huang Yin, confiscated the couple's keys to their home. Then they proceeded to ransack the home and confiscated Falun Gong materials and personal belongings.

Police chief Zhang of the Taojia Police Station tried to have them sentenced to the Chongqing Forced Labor Camp. Mr. Wang's advanced age and an old work injury saved him from the labor camp. Instead, they sentenced him to a prison term of two years. Ms. Chen was sentenced to two years of forced labor. Their family was not notified about their detention nor their whereabouts.

Ms. Chen Yanxiu was fired from her job by Chinese Communist Party Secretary Wu Ju of the Songzao Coal Mine Company in 2002. She relied on her husband's meager pension to make ends meet. Her eighty-year-old mother lived with them and picked up trash to help make a living.

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