Because she told someone that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, the police arrested her and sentenced her one year of forced labor without notifying her family.
Name: Ms. Wu Houyu ( 吴厚玉)
Address: Huayang Township, Jiangyang District, Luzhou City, Sichuan Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: March 25, 2010
Most recent place of detention: Nanmusi Women's Forced Labor Camp (楠木寺女子劳教所)
Persecution Suffered: Detention, solitary confinement, sleep deprivation, denial of restroom use, beatings, forced labor.
Key Persecutors: Li Xi(黎希)、Shu Lin(舒林)
On March 25, 2010, in Jinjing Bay, Longmatan District, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wu Houyu told an orange vendor to remember that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. She was reported, and several officers from Hongxing Police Station in Longmatan District, including Li Xi, arrested her. The police neither show any ID nor identify themselves. Two male officers just violently pushed Ms. Wu to the ground and then forced her into a police car. She was handcuffed and held in the police station for several hours. Around 11:00 p.m., Ms. Wu was transferred to Huangjinshan Detention Center and held there for 15 days. On April 9, she was secretly transferred to Nanmusi Women's Forced Labor Camp. This is the third time that Ms. Wu has been put into a forced labor camp.
The Hongxing Police Station never gave any detention notices to Ms. Wu's family. They did not tell them her whereabouts, or the cause for detention.
After Ms. Wu's family found out that she had been arrested and sent to the detention center, they went there to see her. However, they were told that Ms. Wu had already been transferred to the forced labor camp. On April 11, Ms. Wu's husband went to the police station and asked the case officer Shu Lin, "My wife was held in the detention center for two weeks and we were not notified. She was transferred to a forced labor camp and we were still not notified. Why did you not notify us? This is illegal."
Shu Lin replied, "There are no rules saying that we must notify you. We can transfer people and then notify you. It's legal."
On April 12, the police gave Ms. Wu's family a copy of the forced labor notification. It said that Ms. Wu told others about Falun Gong and she carried four cards that were printed with, "Falun Dafa is good" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." These became the grounds for the one-year forced labor term.
After the Chinese Communist Regime began persecuting Falun Gong, Ms. Wu went to Beijing to tell the government that Falun Gong is good. As a result, the Luzhou City 610 Office sentenced her two years of forced labor. In 2007, near Wangshi Mall in Longmatan District, Ms. Wu talked to people about the beauty of Falun Gong and was again arrested by Hongxing Police Station and was sentenced to one year of forced labor.
Ms. Wu suffered brutal torture in the forced labor camps. Torture and abuse included long-term solitary confinement; brutal beatings; sleep deprivation; being forced to stand facing a wall for many consecutive days and nights; denial of restroom use; and not being allowed to wash herself or brush her teeth for long periods of time. In addition, seven or eight drug-addicted criminal inmates once dragged Ms. Wu across the hot pavement, causing severe injury; her feet, legs and hips were torn and bloody and her blood-stained pants were torn to shreds.
People who participated in persecuting Ms. Wu:Li Xi: 86-15892939166 (Cell)