Name: Hao Bianyun (郝变云)
Gender: Female
Age: 43
Address: Xiajie Village, Shiliting Town, Shahe City, Hebei Province
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Death: March 25, 2010
Date of Most Recent Arrest: October 27, 2004
Most Recent Place of Detention: Xingtai Brainwashing Center
City: Xingtai
Province: Hebei
Persecution Suffered: Brainwashing, forced injections, beatings, imprisonment, extortion, home ransacked, detention
Key Persecutors: Wu Xinghai and Zhao Meiying of the Shiliting Town government

( Ms. Hao Bianyun used to be a healthy and capable housewife and farmer. She became mentally disturbed and required full time care after she was held at the Xingtai Brainwashing Center and injected with unidentified drugs six years ago. She passed away at the age of 43 on March 25, 2010.

Ms. Hao Bianyun

At around 2:00 p.m. on October 27, 2004, two vans, one red and one white, stopped in front of Ms. Hao's home. A dozen people, led by a man (Wu Xinghai) and a woman (Zhao Meiying) from the Shiliting Town government, rushed from the vans and ransacked the house. They seized 230 yuan in cash, which the impoverished family had managed to save for their winter heating coal. Several men dragged Ms. Hao from the house, covered her mouth, punched and kicked her, and threw her into the van. Her five-year-old daughter, crying and following her mother, was also thrown into the van.

Ms. Hao was held at the Xingtai Brainwashing Center for two months, where she was injected with unidentified drugs several times. She became mentally disoriented, and lost the ability to work and to take care of herself. After a lengthy struggle in poor health, she finally died at 5:00 a.m. on March 25, 2010.