(Minghui.org) Ms. Zhang Guozhen has been on a hunger strike for over 50 days to protest the persecution at Jilin Women's Prison.

Ms. Zhang Guozhen

Since early June, helpers from the prison's "Education Ward" began to torture Ms. Zhang in an attempt to force her to renounce her faith in Falun Gong. The function of the “Education Ward” is similar to a brainwashing center.

Deprived of the most basic human rights in prison, the only non-violent way Ms. Zhang has to demonstrate her response, was to hold a hunger strike.

Of note, helper Yu Xuewei, who has been attempting to transform Ms. Zhang, has been involved in the persecution for five years. She has given talks slandering Falun Gong and its founder. To deprive practitioner Ms. Huang Fulan of sleep, Yu Xuewei used a pen to stab her hands. She also forced practitioners Ding Bin and Zhou Ye to kneel down in front of her while she slapped their faces.

Ms. Zhang is serving a 10-year-sentence at the prison. The torture she suffered there earlier caused a comminuted fracture of her leg and nerve necrosis.

Related information: Ms. Zhang Guozhen Disabled and Contracts Heart Disease Due to Torture

Perpetrators responsible for this persecution:Wu Zeyun (武泽云), prison head: +86-14768199088Wang Lijun (王力军), deputy head: +86-13424483338Sun Jisheng (孙季生), "Education Ward" political head: +86-15152136789Zhang Shuzhen (张淑珍), "Education Ward" head: +86-18248757172(For more perpetrators' contact information, please refer to the original Chinese article)