Ms. Niu Huimin Beaten Unconscious and Sent to Hebei Women's Labor Camp
Name: Niu Huimin (牛慧敏)
Address: Dingxing Town, Baoding City, Hebei Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: June 10, 2010
Most recent place of detention: Women's Labor Camp of Hebei Province (河北省女子劳教所)
Persecution Suffered: Detention, severe beatings, forced labor
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Niu Huimin was cooking at home at around 3 p.m. on June 10, 2010 when the police broke into her home. She was taken by force to Luxi Police Station and detained. Ms. Niu lived in Ciyunge District, Dingxing Township, Baoding City, Hebei Province.
On the morning of June 12, Ms. Niu was transferred to the Dingxing Public Security Bureau. She was beaten by Tian Xinhong of the Domestic Security Team and two police officers. They kicked her legs and lower back, and punched her in the head They took turns hitting and cursing at her until she passed out.
Later, the police bent her over, handcuffed her, and took her to the Women's Labor Camp of Hebei Province, located on Shitong Street in Shijiazhuang. When they took her out of the van, because she was only semi-conscious and had back and leg injuries, a policeman had to carry her into the labor camp.
When the labor camp saw what terrible condition she was in, they ordered a physical exam. The doctor found that she had serious bone dislocation in the foot, knee, and lower back. She was also suffering from a concussion and gastrorrhagia. Even now, she cannot take care of herself. She often has headaches and vomits. Her family members have repeatedly requested her release. Each time, the labor camp said that because Ms. Niu refused to be “transformed,” they could not release her. The family members also sought her release from the Domestic Security Team at Dingxing Public Security Bureau. Staff at the Public Security Bureau claimed that they were only in charge of arresting people, not releasing people, and that the labor camp was the one that could release people.
Luxi Police Station Chief He Zhiqiang: 86-1338302287(Cell)
Tian Xinhong, Domestic Security Team member of Dingxing County Public Security Bureau: 86-312-6927110(Home)
Jia Qingchuan, team leader of Domestic Security Team of Dingxing County Public Security Bureau: 86-13932213836