Chinese name:
Banan District
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Banan District Detention Center
Case Description:

Ms. Zeng Weibi was 66 years old. She worked in the Chongqing City Banan Food Company.

In early 2000, Zeng Weibi went to appeal to the government on behalf of Falun Gong. However, for this she was arrested and tortured. Police officer Liu Xianghai and others from the First Division of the Banan Public Security Office put her into a detention center three times and brutally tortured her there.

The police attempted to send her to Maojiashan Women Labor Camp. However, the labor camp rejected her. Liu Xianghai and others still did not release Ms. Zeng. Instead they continued to detain her at the Banan Detention Center. They only released her after she became extremely weak and was unable to stand. The police asked her family to take her to the dormitory of Banan Food Company. Liu Xianghai threatened the official of her work unit and had her taken to the Brick Factory. He and police officers from Lianshi Police Station constantly harassed Ms. Zeng. Furthermore, Liu Xianghai pressured Zeng Weibi's youngest son to force her to move out of her house, threatening that he would be laid off if he did not comply. Concerned about her son's situation, Zeng Weibi moved out and lived in a rented room.

After prolonged torture, harassment, constant monitoring and being threatened, this elderly woman could no longer hold up and became ill. On May 25, 2003, she passed away with wounds all over her body.

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