Name: Huang Naiwei (黄迺维)
Gender: Female
Age: 63
Address: Jinxian Road, Luwan District, Shanghai
Occupation: Retiree from Shanghai Number 18 Radio Factory

Date of Most Recent Arrest: March 14, 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Huangpu Detention Center (黄浦拘留所)
Persecution Suffered: S
leep deprivation, forced labor, brainwashing, torture, physical restraint, home ransacked, interrogation, detention

( Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Huang Naiwei was illegally arrested near Hefei Road and Madang Road while telling people the facts about Falun Gong on the afternoon of March 14, 2012. She is detained at Huangpu Detention Center, Shanghai. This is the fourth time that Ms. Huang has been imprisoned. She was held in forced labor camps three times previously, for a total of more than four years.

Ms. Huang Naiwei used to suffer from many illnesses. After learning Falun Gong in 1994, she became healthy. Since then, she has been living by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She is kind, generous, patient, and good to her family and neighbors.

In January 2001, Ms. Huang was arrested when distributing truth-clarification materials about Falun Gong. She was sentenced to two years of forced labor at Shanghai Women's Forced Labor Camp. She was forced to attend brainwashing sessions and perform hard labor. Her mother, in her eighties, passed away, but the forced labor camp refused to tell her. Due to her family's continuous requests, she was released for her mother's funeral. After her release, she was frequently harassed by the local police and residential committee members.

In early 2007, staff from the local 610 Office, police officers, and members of the residential committee broke into her home several times and ransacked it. They also threatened to arrest her again. On March 19, Luo Deyuan, head of the Political Security Section of the Luwan District Police Department in Shanghai, and police from the Luwan Police Department and Ruijin Police Station went to her home to arrest her and ransack her home. She was handcuffed and interrogated from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. They threatened her, “If you are uncooperative, we will take you to a mental hospital and give you injections to make you insane. Nobody will know.”

Then Ms. Huang was sentenced to a one-year term at Shanghai Women's Forced Labor Camp. Guards ordered three drug addicts to monitor her around the clock. Guards promised the addicts that they would reduce their forced labor camp terms if they tortured Ms. Huang. Ms. Huang was forced to sit on a small stool for a long time. Her buttocks bled; the flesh and clothes stuck together. To reduce the pain, Ms. Huang put a pair of shorts inside her underwear. Guard Jiang Yiqiong ordered the three drug addicts to remove the shorts and throw them away. Also, since Ms. Huang refused to curse Falun Dafa and its founder, the guards ordered the addicts to beat and kick her.


Torture Reenactment: Forced to sit on a stool for a long time

On June 18, 2009, Ms. Huang was reported to police when clarifying the facts about Falun Gong to people. She was arrested again, and her home was ransacked. She believes that practicing Falun Gong is not a crime, so she refused to wear the prison uniform. Guards from the Luwan Detention Center then forbade her to have family visits. Ms. Huang was sentenced to 15 months of forced labor.

Ms. Huang's forced labor term was over on September 16, 2010, at the time of the Shanghai World Expo. Staff of the Luwan District 610 Office claimed that she would disrupt the World Expo and ordered police from Ruijin Police Station and agents from Ruijin Street and the Ruijin Street residential committee to take her from the forced labor camp directly to a brainwashing center set up by the Shanghai 610 Office, in Qingpu District, Shanghai. She was not released after the first brainwashing session ended in October, but instead detained for the next session.

During the Chinese Communist Party's nearly-thirteen-year persecution of Falun Gong, Ms. Huang Naiwei lost her mother and lost her marriage. At home, only her unmarried son was waiting for his mother to be released and come home.