Name: Zhang Yuhua (张玉华)
Gender: Female
Age: 50
Address: Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province
Occupation: Head of the Russian Language Department at Nanjing Normal University
Date of Most Recent Arrest: November 12, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Nanjing City Detention Center (南京市看守所)
Province: Jiangsu
Persecution Suffered: Electric shocks, sleep deprivation, forced labor, brainwashing, illegal sentencing, beatings, hanging by handcuffs, imprisonment, solitary confinement, torture, dismissal from workplace, home ransacking, detention, denial of restroom use, sleep deprivation, forced long-term standing.

( On the night of November 12, 2011, Xiao Ningjian, along with 610 Office agents and local police officers, arrested Dr. Zhang Yuhua. She was taken to the Nanjing Detention Center on November 16, 2011.

Dr. Zhang graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Russian. She was an associate professor and former director of the Russian Language Department at Nanjing Normal University. She loved to teach, and earned Excellent Teaching Achievement awards many times. She was a deputy of the Twelfth Nanjing People's Congress and a member of its legal system committee. After she started practicing Falun Gong in 1997, she applied the principles she enlightened to from studying the Fa to her teaching and research. She won favorable comments from her students, and her articles were praised by her peers.

Because she persisted in her belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, she was persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). She was sentenced to four years in prison and twice sent to a forced labor camp. When she was detained in the Nanjing Women's Prison, she was deprived of sleep for an extended period of time. The guards poured cold water on her and did not allow her to buy necessities, including food and feminine hygiene products.

Toward the end of 2010, Xiao Ningjian arrested Wu Shuzhen and two other practitioners in Taowu Town, Nanjing. Dr. Zhang had been released from the forced labor camp just a month prior. After hearing about the practitioners' arrest, she and Ms. Liu Kaimei accompanied Ms. Wu Shunzhen's family to the Taowu Police Station to request the release of the arrested three practitioners. They were detained by Xiao Ningjian for no reason. Ms. Liu Kaimei's husband, Zhang Xuefeng, asked Xiao Ningjian to release them immediately after he heard about the situation. He formally challenged Xiao Ningjian twice. Xiao finally released Ms. Liu and Dr. Zhang.

In May 2011, Mr. Zhang Xuefeng, Ms. Liu Kaimei, and Mr. Ma Zhengyu were arrested by Xiao Ningjian and other police officers. Dr. Zhang actively searched for attorneys and helped try to free the practitioners. She was regarded as a thorn in the CCP's side. In order to continue rescuing others and avoid being arrested, Dr. Zhang was forced to become homeless.

Relevant departments and people:
Domestic Security Division of Nanjing Police Department: +86-25-86015780, +86-25-84420854
Huang Yaling, head of the Nanjing 610 Office and deputy director of the Nanjing Police Department: +86-25-84420178(Office), +86-15105186226 (Cell), +86-25-84489922 (Home)
Xiao Ningjian, chief of the Domestic Security Division of Nanjing Police Department: +86-25-86015780 (Cell), +86-13951647329 (Cell), +86-25-84420854

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