Ms. Fu Shaozhen Imprisoned for Three Years
Name: Fu Shaozhen (付少珍)
Address: Room 702, Building 51, Beihu Community, Jianhan District
Occupation: Retired worker of E'chengdun Market in Jian'an District
Date of most recent arrest: December 25, 2007
Most recent place of detention: Baofeng Road Women's Prison in Wuhan (武汉市宝丰路女子监狱)
Persecution suffered: Detention, illegal sentencing, imprisonment, sleep deprivation
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Fu Shaozhen, an elderly Falun Gong practitioner, was released from prison on December 25, 2010, after three years of detention. While she had only a few white hairs at the start of her detention, all of her hair was white upon her release. Her back was also bent 90 degrees, and she had to be carried home by her youngest daughter.
Ms. Fu was illegally arrested by officers from the Nanhu Police Station while handing out truth-clarification flyers about Falun Gong in the Nanhu Supermarket near Nanhu Garden in the Wuchang District, Wuhan City, on December 25, 2007. She was sent to the Wuhan City No.1 Women's Detention Center. Documentation of the arrest was produced later by the Wuchang Police Department. Ms. Fu was secretly sentenced to three years of prison by the Wuchang District Court on October 8, 2008, and subsequently transferred to the Baofeng Road Women's Prison. Because she refused to give up her belief in Falun Gong, she was deprived of sleep—being allowed to sleep only from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. daily—and was verbally abused in the prison.
Ms. Fu's colon disease and other illnesses had disappeared shortly after she began practicing Falun Gong. She became physically healthy, as well as kinder, more tolerant, and more considerate of others, through the practice.
After the Chinese communist regime launched the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, Ms. Fu was detained and mistreated numerous times for explaining the facts about Falun Gong to people, including at the following places: the Wuhan City No.1 Hospital Brainwashing Center (formerly known as the Wuhan City Jianghan District Preliminary Brainwashing Center), the Jianghan District Welfare Home Brainwashing Center, the Erzhigou Women's Education Detention Center in Dongxihu, the No.1 Women's Detention Center, the Erdaopeng Brainwashing Center in Jianghan District, and the Hewan Forced Labor Camp in Wuhan City.
In 2001, guards at the Hewan Forced Labor Camp tortured her so severely that she suffered a serious nervous breakdown; only then did they release her. Not long after her return home, she decided to leave home to avoid further persecution. She has been unable to return home since 2001.