Ms. Chen Yanyan Very Weak Due to Long Term Torture at Yunnan Province Women's No. 2 Prison
Name: Chen Yanyan (陈艳艳)
Age: Over 50
Occupation: Staff at Kunming University of Science and Technology Logistics Service
Date of Most Recent Arrest: May 20, 2008
Most recent place of detention: Yunnan Province Women's No. 2 Prison (云南省女二监)
Persecution Suffered: Detention, home ransacked, illegal sentencing, torture.
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Chen Yanyan, who is being held at the Yunnan Province Women's No. 2 Prison, has been under "Strict Control" for almost a year. Mr. Xu Wei, who is Ms. Chen's husband, met the prison procurator on the morning of July 29, 2010 to complain about the illegal conduct of the prison. He also presented a "Letter of Accusation about the Prison Guards Who Violate Human Rights with Physical Punishment and Cruel Torture" to the prison procurator and the prison warden. They agreed to give him an answer in a month.
Ms. Chen was previously sentenced to two years of forced labor, as she voluntarily went to Zhaotong City to teach the Falun Gong exercises.
Ms. Chen's home was broken into and ransacked by dozens of policemen from the Kunming City Police Department and the Domestic Security Division of Wuhua District Police Station on the morning of May 20, 2008. She was sentenced to seven years in prison. She has been tortured with "Strict Control," under which one has to sit up straight on a little stool from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for around 16 hours every day. Both hands need to lay on one's lap and they cannot move. The buttocks will often fester and the pants rot. It can raise one's blood pressure, and swelling of the limbs or even their whole body can occur due to this torture. There are mosquitoes in the room and a mosquito net is not allowed. The mosquito bites are itchy and painful to the point where one cannot sleep well. This cruel treatment is detrimental to both body and mind.
It is against the Constitution and prison regulations to force a person to renounce his or her beliefs with this kind of inhuman treatment.
Ms. Chen is very weak due to the long term torture. Her husband only got to see her after appealing many times to relevant authorities.