Ms. Fan Limin Suffering Abnormal Symptoms After Five Months in Prison
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Fan Limin, from the Jing'an District in Shanghai, was taken to the Shanghai Women's Prison in September 2014. Evidence suggests that she may have been given nerve-damaging drugs and otherwise tortured.
Ms. Fan's legs are swollen, she has calluses on her bottom and dark circles around her eyes.
When her blood pressure started to increase, the guards forced her to take “medicine.”
Soon after, she started drooling and felt sick. Her symptoms are very similar to other Falun Gong practitioners who have reported being forced to take anti-psychotic drugs while in detention.
Prison authorities threatened Ms. Fan, saying that if she wanted her husband and daughter to remain safe, she must not tell her family about anything that happened there or about the prison conditions.
Ms. Fan was put in Ward No. 5. Her meetings with family members on visitation days and her phone calls with her family are monitored.
Ms. Fan's Arrest and Trail
Officers from the Jing'an District Domestic Security Division illegally arrested Ms. Fan and searched her home on August 26, 2013.
Her daughter was arrested the following day, but was released on bail a month later.
Ms. Fan did not receive a proper and fair trial. The local police and prosecutor's office repeatedly blocked Ms. Fan's efforts to hire a lawyer.
When she did manage to hire two lawyers from Beijing, the chief judge continually interrupted them in court. One of the lawyers was expelled from the courtroom because the lawyer insisted on calling witnesses. However, the judge would not allow them to do so.
Ms. Fan was sentenced to three years in prison. She appealed the sentence, but Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate Court refused to accept her appeal documents and closed her case within three days.