Name: Zheng Cuifang (郑翠芳)
Gender: Female
Age: 50
Address: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2009
Most Recent Place of Detention: Beige Hotel Brainwashing Center (北阁饭店洗脑班 )
City: Nantong
Province: Jiangsu
Persecution Suffered: Sleep deprivation, forced labor, illegal sentencing, beatings, sexual assault

( November 4, 2011 was the date when Ms. Zheng Cuifang finished her two-year forced labor term. However, officers from the 610 Office in Nantong City and the Zhongxiu Town government personnel transferred her from the labor camp to a brainwashing center located at the Beige Hotel.

Ms. Zheng, 50, is from Beiguoxin Village, Nantong City, Jiangsu Province. She is regarded as a very good person in her neighborhood and work unit. Just because she practices Falun Gong, she was persecuted many times.

From 2001 to 2002, she was held in a forced labor camp by officers from the 610 Office in Nantong City, the Domestic Security Division and the Police Department and it led to her divorce. Ms. Zheng became homeless when she was released. She tried to stay in the house she and her ex-husband built. Her ex-husband collaborated with the officers and took her to a brainwashing center.

In the second half of 2009, Ms. Zheng was arrested by officers from the 610 Office in Nantong City as she was heading back to her hometown. She was ordered to serve two years of forced labor.

In Jiangsu Province Women's Forced Labor Camp, Ms. Zheng was forced to participate in “training” every day. Guards only allowed her to sleep for one hour, and inmates kicked and beat her any time they wanted to. They put a piece of paper between the upper part of one leg and the lower part of the other leg, demanding that she raise one of her legs to a very high level. If the paper fell, they would beat her.

Ms. Zheng went on a hunger strike to protest the abuse, but the police designated inmates, including drug offenders and gamblers, to beat and torture her. During her hunger strike, she was dragged from the third to the first floor many times. She was covered with bloodstains from being dragged. Within several months, she became very thin. Her original weight was around 165 lb.

The guards humiliated her in many ways. During March and April 2010, the guards forced her to undergo “naked inspections.” She was also ordered to take off all her clothes and lie on the cold cement tiles.

Ms. Zheng has been held in the Beige Hotel brainwashing center for more than a month now.

Earlier report:

Ms. Zheng Cuifang Insulted and Tortured in Jiangsu Women's Forced Labor Camp ( )