Ms. Lu Chengying, 68, Held in Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison
Name: Lu Chengying (吕成英)
Address: Baoquanling Farm, Hegang City
Date of Most Recent Arrest: August 1, 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison (黑龙江女子监狱)
Persecution Suffered: Illegal sentencing, imprisonment, interrogation, detention
(Minghui.org) Police broke into the home of Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Lu Chengying around 7:00 a.m. on August 1, 2012, and took her to the Baoquanling Farm Hospital for a physical. Ms. Lu was taken to the Heilongjiang Women's Prison in Harbin around 2:00 a.m. on August 2. Ms. Lu suffers from high blood pressure, and her family is very worried about her.
Ms. Lu was arrested a year ago on August 22 at Ms. Li Guiyun's home. She was illegally tried on April 19, 2012, and sentenced to two years in prison on May 10, 2012, but her physical condition disqualified her from being detained.
During the past year, Ms. Lu's blood pressure has remained high, with the highest reading reaching 250. Even though Ms. Lu is 68 and her health is not good, the police still took her to the Heilongjiang Women's Prison on August 2.
Prison officials informed Ms. Lu's family that they could visit her on August 5. They deliberately postponed her release on medical parole, citing “rules.”
Ms. Lu is currently in Ward No.9. After three months, her family was finally told that they could visit her.
On August 22, 2011, more than a dozen officers under the direction of Zhang Shupeng from Baoquanling Agricultural Reclamation Police Department climbed over a wall and entered Ms. Li's home. Two of them broke into the bedroom and held down Ms. Li's non-practitioner husband. Other officers entered the living room and arrested eight practitioners, including Ms. Lu Chengying and Ms. Li Guiyun.
Ms. Lu was interrogated and detained for more than 140 days. Her health worsened, and her blood pressure reached 240. To avoid being held responsible for her possible death, the detention center officials extorted 10,000 yuan from her before they informed her family to take her home on January 20, 2012.
On April 19, Baoquanling Agricultural Reclamation Court tried six practitioners: Ms. Li Guiyun, Ms. Lu Chengying, Ms. Zhao Hongyu, Ms. Qi Xiumei, Mr. Liu Hongbin, and Mr. Liu Gui. Lawyers from Beijing entered non-guilty pleas for all of them.
The court announced the practitioners' sentences on May 10. Ms. Lu was given a two-year prison term.
Baoquanling Agricultural Reclamation police once again arrested Ms. Lu at 3:00 p.m. on May 11 and informed her family about her sentence the next day. Although the prison has refused to formally admit Ms. Lu because she failed the physical, she remains incarcerated.
Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison in Harbin City: +86-451-86639048, +86-451-86682458