(Minghui.org) Ms. Dai Meixia, 42, is a Falun Gong practitioner from Tuzuo Village, Xiaochi Town, Huangmei County, Hubei Province. She has been illegally detained and tortured at a brainwashing center for nearly a year.
After the Chinese communist regime began to persecute Falun Gong in 1999, Ms. Dai and her family were forced to move to Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province. They recycled waste to make a living.
During the past decade, Ms. Dai has been severely persecuted for her faith. Her young son has had to grow up without his mother.
Repeatedly Arrested and Tortured
Ms. Dai was repeatedly arrested and tortured by the Hubei and Jiangxi police. She was held in a brainwashing center, where she was beaten, forced to stand still for long periods, not allowed to sleep, force-fed, forced to take unknown drugs, and abused by other means. Her home was ransacked many times, and authorities harassed her and extorted money from her family on numerous occasions.
On the morning of May 10, 2012, Ms. Dai went to a shop near the Jiujiang No. 3 High School. Huang Wei from the Huangmei Police Department and several Jiujiang policemen arrested her there. Ms. Dai was sent to the Hubei Legal System Education Center, which functions as a brainwashing center.
Ms. Dai has been detained there for a year. She has been tortured both physically and mentally. Her parents and parents-in-law have gone to police and the court officials many times to appeal for her release, but to no avail.
Over 300 Villagers Appeal for Ms. Dai's Release
About 300 local villagers in Huangmei signed a letter to appeal for Ms. Dai's release. They wrote that she is a kindhearted person who is kind and helpful to her family and neighbors, appealing to the judge to uphold justice and release the innocent Ms. Dai.
The Huangmei County Court held a trial for Ms. Dai Meixia on the morning of March 25, 2013. Two attorneys from Beijing and Guangzhou defended her and requested her release. They argued that it is legal for Ms. Dai to believe in Falun Gong.
During the hearing, a judge suddenly fainted and fell to the floor.
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