Name: Yao Ruirong (姚瑞荣)
Gender: Female
Age: Unknown
Address: Tangjiazhuang Village, Chengshanwei Town, Rongcheng City, Shandong Province
Occupation: Farmer

Date of Most Recent Arrest: December 23, 2009
Recent Place of Detention: Wangcun Women's Forced Labor Camp in Zibo City (淄博王村女子劳教所)
City: Zibo
Persecution Suffered:
Detention, extortion, home ransacked

( Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Yao Ruirong went to Haixianwang to attend a meeting in Rongcheng City on December 23, 2009. A security person reported her to the police as she distributed information about Falun Gong. Officers from the Lijiang Police Station arrested her on her way home. They took her cash and the Falun Gong materials in her handbag.

Officers Sun Zhiqiang and Li Ke from the Lijiang Police Station, led by an official and some officers from the Chengshan Police Station, went to search Ms. Yao's home that same afternoon, and confiscated Falun Gong books and materials.

Ms. Yao was taken to the Rongcheng City Detention Center that same night.

Her family went to the detention center several times to demand her release, but was rudely turned down. The officials at the detention center took advantage of this chance and forced Ms. Yao's family to pay for her food and a physical examination. The head of the detention center, Zhang Yongbin, ordered, "No money, no visitation!"

Officials from the Rongcheng Detention Center extorted money from Ms. Yao's family totaling 1,000 yuan. Officer Sun Zhiquang from the Lijiang Police Station once tried to deceive her family into signing a document to subject her to forced labor, but her family refused to sign it. Later on, Long Hongbo, the head of the 610 Office, even said that the police station could find a witness to sign instead.

Ms. Yao went on a hunger strike for at least three days and was extremely weak. The detention center officials took her to the Wangcun Women's Forced Labor Camp in Zibo on January 26, 2010 without informing her family. A physical examination found that Ms. Yao had symptoms of an irregular heartbeat, and the labor camp refused to admit her. However, Rongcheng City police officials ordered the labor camp to accept her, saying that her symptoms were the result of her not eating anything for three days. Ms. Yao's family learned this and went to the Rongcheng City 610 Office to demand her release. Long Hongbo, the head of the 610 Office, and Xing Jianping (Long's wife, the former 610 Office head) and others rudely turned them down.

Ms. Yao was subjected to forced labor and is now being held at the Wangcun Women's Forced Labor Camp in Zibo.

Rongcheng City Detention Center: 86-631-7185908
Zhang Yongbin, head of the Rongcheng City Detention Center
He Yongjian, Lijiang Police Station head: 86-13181131555 (Cell)
Wang Yongjun, Lijiang Police Station officer: 86-13863177399 (Cell), 86-631-7889009
Li Ke, Lijiang Police Station officer: 86-13563185089 (Cell)
Sun Zhiqiang, Lijiang Police Station officer: 86-631-7888209 (Cell)