Name: Wang Lu (王璐)
Gender: Female
Age: 48
Address: Unknown
Occupation: Former senior nurse at the Bengbu City No. 3 Hospital
Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 15, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Bengbu City
City: Bengbu
Province: Anhui
Persecution Suffered: Forced labor, brainwashing, illegal sentencing, beatings, torture, dismissal from workplace, detention

( Ms. Wang Lu, 48, is a former senior nurse at the Bengbu City No. 3 Hospital in Anhui Province. Her home was ransacked soon after she went to Fuyang City to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (September 12, 2011) with her father. She went to the Linquan County People’s Hospital on September 14, preparing for the admittance procedures and to look after her older brother who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. However, the Bengbu City police, in collusion with the officers from the Linquan Domestic Security Division, followed and arrested her. She is currently being detained and persecuted in Bengbu City.

Ms. Wang was put into a labor camp twice after the communist regime began the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999. She was first arrested and tortured in 2003, and her right knee was injured by the police. She did not receive any medical treatment, but was sentenced to two and a half years in the Hefei Women’s Forced Labor Camp.

In 2008 Ms. Wang was arrested again and sentenced to a year and a half in the Hefei Women’s Forced Labor Camp. She was so severely tortured that her hair and eyebrows turned white, she suffered a loss of hearing, and she lost sight in both eyes. Although her eyes, hair, and eyebrows basically recovered by studying and reciting the teachings of Zhuan Falun, her hearing was still very poor.

Labor camp officials extended Ms. Wang’s term in the labor camp. When she was supposed to be released again, the officials colluded with the Bengbu City 610 Office and transferred her to a brainwashing center. She was not released until her family paid bail.

After Ms. Wang was released, the hospital officials didn’t allow her to keep her job due to threats and pressure from the 610 Office and the police department. Ms. Wang clarified the truth about Falun Gong to the officials, and they arranged for her to work as a laundress in the washhouse. She earned only 800 yuan per month. However, in order to avoid the authorities’ constant threats and pressure, the hospital officials finally forced her to retire early, giving her only between 1,000 to 1,200 yuan a month.

Huang Zongqin, Linquan Domestic Security Division head: +86-13966583546
Liu Jidong, deputy head: +86-558-6511166, +86-13966583888
Liu Xinhua, political head: +86-558-6516991, +86-13966589736