Name: He Bingying(何炳英)
Date of Most Recent Arrest: December 7, 2003
Most recent place of detention: Lanzhou Women's Prison 兰州女子监狱
Persecution Suffered: Detention, forced labor, beatings, sleep deprivation, torture and illegal sentencing
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. He Bingying began to practice Falun Gong in July 1992. On July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began the relentless persecution of Falun Gong. Ms. He went to Beijing to appeal for justice on behalf of Falun Gong in January 2000. She was arrested and detained in a drug rehabilitation center for 15 days by the Beijing Road Police Station, Jinchang City, Gansu Province. After being released, Ms. He went to Beijing again. She was arrested and imprisoned in the Jinchang City Detention Center for six weeks.
At 11 p.m. on August 22, 2000, police broke into Ms. He's home and arrested her. They detained her at the National Security Bureau and then transferred her to the drug rehabilitation center three days later. She was imprisoned for over three months before being sentenced to forced labor. When the forced labor camp refused to take her, the police had to release her.
A month later, the police talked Ms. He into returning to the police station. They arrested her again. She was sentenced to serve one and a half years in Ping'antai Forced Labor Camp in Lanzhou City. She had to perform hard labor and was frequently harassed and beaten by guard Gu Yanling and inmate Ma Lingling. For nine days, she had to do labor during the day and stand upright all night along. She was not allowed to fall asleep.
On December 7, 2003, Ms. He was arrested by police from the Lanzhou City National Security Bureau. She was imprisoned in the Lanzhou City National Security Bureau Detention Center.
Twelve practitioners were arrested at the same time, including Mr. He Yingguo, Ms. Wei Anyue, Mr. He Wenzhou, Ms. Bai Jinyu, Mr. Zhao Xudong, Ms. Wang Ailing, Ms. Wang Shuhua, Ms. Chen Shuhua, Ms. Chen Jie, Mr. Shao Yanbo, Ms. Gao Lijin, etc.
Mr. Zhao Xudong was tortured to death in the Hualinshan Detention Center, Lanzhou City.
All practitioners were sentenced after being detained for 16 months. Ms. He Bingying was sentenced to a seven-year prison term in Lanzhou Women's Prison. There, she had to do hard labor for 14 hours daily. She was made to stand all night long and not allowed to sleep. Guards Yang Xiaoping, Ye Xuelian, and Wen Yaqin often cursed Ms. He and other practitioners.
Original Article: August 21, 2010