Ms. Wei Shaomin, in Her 70's, Forced to Leave Home to Avoid Persecution
Name: Wei Shaomin (魏少敏)
Occupation: Retiree from the Fushun Excavator Factory
Date of Most Recent Arrest: July 31, 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Fushun Lishi Development District Police Station (抚顺李石开发区派出所)
Persecution Suffered: Brainwashing, illegal sentencing, forced labor, forced drug administration, beatings, hung up, imprisonment, torture, force-feedings, extortion, physical restraint, home ransacked, detention
(Minghui.org) On October 15, 2012, officials from the Fushun City Lishi Development District Court notified Ms. Wei Shaomin's family to bring her to the procuratorate. To avoid arrest and persecution, Ms. Wei, 70 years old, was forced to leave home.
On July 31, 2012, Ms. Wei was distributing flyers in a residential area on Gaoli Street at the Lishi Development District. A security guard in the area reported her to the Lishi Development District Police Station, and she was subsequently arrested. Officers from the police station went to Ms. Wei's son's and daughter's homes and ransacked their places. Ms. Wei was found to have high blood pressure after her physical examination. The police extorted 20,000 yuan from her family and released her for medical parole.
Two and a half months later, on October 11, 2012, Ms. Wei's family was notified to bring her to the Fushun City Lishi Development District Procuratorate. The official from the procuratorate told her family that they would severely sentence her if they did not bring her to the procuratorate the next day. Ms. Wei had no choice but to leave home to avoid further persecution.
Ms. Wei is a retiree from the Fushun Excavator Factory. After she started practicing Falun Gong, both her mental and physical health improved dramatically. After the persecution of Falun Gong began, she was persecuted for not giving up Falun Gong, and also for clarifying the truth to people. On the morning of November 28, 2007, she was arrested and sent to the Fushun Nangou Detention Center. Later, she was sentenced to forced labor and detained in the Shenyang Masanjia Forced Labor Camp.
In the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, Ms. Wei refused to cooperate with the labor camp officials and was severely beaten twice. Her blood pressure was as high as 260 mmHg, but camp officials refused to release her. She was tied to a death bed and force-fed drugs, and hung up to be tortured. She was forced to listen to recordings that defamed Falun Gong, and was also forced to draw on a photo of Falun Gong's founder. When Ms. Wei cried loudly “Falun Dafa is good,” the camp guards taped her mouth shut and beat her. During breakfast on November 28, 2008, when Ms. Wei cried out “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” inmate Xiang Lihua covered her mouth and pushed her to the ground. Later, camp guards brought her upstairs to force-feed her drugs through her ears until the afternoon, even though her blood pressure was as high as 240 mmHg. Her mouth was swollen after the beating and the drugs spilled all over her body.
Ms. Wei was persecuted for following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Her action of distributing Falun Gong truth-clarification materials did not violate any law.