Name: Wang Dan (王丹)
Gender: Female
Age: 23
Address: Huanan County, Heilongjiang Province
Occupation: Teacher
Date of Most Recent Arrest: December 13, 2010
Most Recent Place of Detention:
Huachuan County Detention Station (桦川县看守所)
City: Huachuan County
Persecution Suffered:
Detention, force-feedings, office ransacked, extortion

( On December 13, 2010, Dong Hongsheng, the group leader of the Domestic Security Bureau in Huachuan County, Heilongjiang Province, and Wang Xun, the director of the Hengtoushan Town Police Station, conspired to arrest Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Liu Fengping and her daughter, Ms. Wang Dan. The two had gone to visit their relatives in Hengtoushan Town. Dong Hongsheng and others tried to have Ms. Wang sentenced to a jail term. They fabricated evidence and forced her colleagues to perjure themselves in their testimonies.

Wang Dan before she was persecuted
Wang Dan in Huachuan Hospital after being force-fed

Ms. Wang Dan has been persecuted by the Chinese Community Party (CCP) because of her belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. While she was in high school, her mother was detained twice and the police constantly went to her school to harass her. The mental pressure and financial problems created by her mother’s detention forced Wang Dan to discontinue her high school education so that she could support herself. During her short study at the Zhonghua Computer School in Huanan County, Heilongjiang Province, her grades were excellent and she soon became a teacher at the school.

On December 16, more than 10 of Ms. Wang's friends and family went to the Huachuan County Police Department to try to see her, make sure she was all right, and demand her immediate release, but the police turned them down. At that time, Ren Tiejun, the CCP secretary of the Huachuan County Police Department, and Dong Hongsheng, the group leader of the Domestic Security Division, ordered the police to videotape Wang Dan's family members and threaten them.

After her family members kept insisting on seeing her, the police eventually let them visit her in Room 336 in Huachuan County Hospital. They saw that she was extremely weak. There were several scars on her face, and she was not able to speak. The family learned that Ms. Wang and another female practitioner had been holding a hunger strike to protest their arrest. They were taken by police to Huachuan Hospital and brutally force-fed.

Dong Hongsheng and others from the Domestic Security Bureau of Huachuang County broke into Ms. Wang Dan's workplace two different times. They threatened, tricked, and forced her supervisors to tell lies about her so that the police could further persecute her.

On December 28, 2010, Dong Hongsheng and officers from the Jiamusi Police Department broke into Ms. Wang Dan's workplace. Without following any legal procedures and without the knowledge of her colleagues, they searched her office. They took her computer and forced her colleague to perjure herself. They said that they found three Falun Gong booklets in Wang Dan's office. The colleague at first refused to sign the evidence report because she did not see the police find the booklets in the office and did not know where the booklets came from. After Dong Hongsheng and others threatened to arrest her, she signed the evidence report.