(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Chen Yao, 31, graduated from Tongji University in Shanghai. In October 2002, the Wuyuancheng District Court in Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province, sentenced her to a three-and-a-half-year prison term, to be served at the Zhejiang Province Women's Prison in Hangzhou City.

To protest the inhuman forced brainwashing she was subjected to in prison, Ms. Chen began a hunger strike on January 8, 2008. Almost two months have passed. Ms. Chen Yao is extremely weak and near death.

Zhejiang Province Women's Prison: 16 Yuxin Street, Second Cuiyuan District, Hangzhou City, PRC, zip code 310012
First Ward: 86-571-88859330
Third Section of the First Ward: 86-571-88859330, Ext.7066

February 29, 2008