Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Yang Shumei and Others Hold Hunger Strikes to Protest Illegal Imprisonment
Name: Yang Shumei (杨淑梅)
Address: Yangshulin Township, Nongan County, Jilin Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: March 2, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Nongan County Detention Center (农安县看守所)
City: Nongan County
Persecution Suffered: Forced labor, brainwashing, forced injections/drug administration, torture, physical restraint, home ransacking, detention
(Clearwisdom.net) Prior to the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on March 2, 2011, officers from the Nongan County Police Department Domestic Security Division and Yangshulin Township Police Station broke into Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Yang Shumei’s home and illegally arrested her. Her home was also ransacked. On April 11, Nongan County practitioners Yang Shumei, Yu Changli, and Ms. Zhang were illegally detained in the Nongan County Detention Center. The practitioners held hunger strikes for over forty days to protest the persecution. They have subsequently been tied to beds and injected with unknown drugs six times per day.
Torture re-enactment: Forced injection
Ms. Yang was taken to the Jilin Prison Administrative Central Hospital (Jilin Forced Labor Hospital) on March 15, and returned to the Nongan County Detention Center on March 31. On April 11, Ms. Yang's relatives went to visit her, but warden Liu Kai and guards forced her relatives to slander Falun Dafa as a condition for the visit. When Ms. Yang's relatives found that she was emaciated to the point that they had difficulty recognizing her. She weighed about 70 kilograms (about 155 pounds) before she was arrested. Her hands were now purple from bruising and her feet were bound with a 10 kilogram (22 pound) shackle. She was extremely weak and had no strength to talk. She had been tied to a bed and injected with unknown drugs six times per day. Two armed guards monitored her around the clock. She wasn't allowed to move in the bed, and she was threatened immediately by the guards whenever she tried to move.
Torture re-enactment: Eleven-pound shackle
Ms. Yang was taken to the Jilin Prison Administrative Central Hospital again on April 14.
Ms. Yang Shumei has been detained and sentenced to forced labor on several occasions because she appealed for the right to practice Falun Gong in Beijing.
Parties involved in the persecution:
Nongan County Police Department operator: 86-431-3227372, 86-431-83225487 (Fax)
You Mingyan, Nongan County Police Department chief: 8001(extension), 86-43183367999 (office), 86-431-87660005 (home), 86-15500070001 (cell), 86-13354300080 (cell)
Zhao Hongyan, Nongan County Police Department Political Committee: 8002 (extension), 86-431-83368666 (office), 86-431-87276777 (home), 86-15500070002 (cell), 86-18943070001 (cell)
Tang Ke, Nongan County Police Department Domestic Security Division director: 86- 15500070092 (cell), 86-15981069927 (cell)
Zheng Yongfeng, Nongan County Police Department Domestic Security Division deputy instructor: 86-15500070088 (cell), 86-13341467888 (cell)
Liu Kai, Nongan County Detention Center warden: 86-431-83246389 (office), 86-15500070369 (cell), 68-13404775555 (cell)
Li Qingguo, Nongan County Detention Center instructor: 86-431-83247389 (office), 86-15500070366 (cell), 86-13364600372 (cell)
Wang Zhongcheng, Nongan County Detention Center director: 86-15500070399 (cell), 86-13364600996 (cell)
Hu Mingshan, Nongan County Detention Center instructor: 86-13364685764 (cell)