Zhou Xuezhen - 周学珍

Chinese name:
Beichen District
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Banqiao Forced Labor Camp in Tianjin City
Case Description:
Ms. Zhou Xuezhen, another practitioner in the Beichen District, was over 50 years old. The police abducted her from her home at the end of 2000 and illegally sent her to the Banqiao Labor Camp. In the labor camp, guards Kou Na and Gao Huachao brutally beat her. They frequently ordered prisoners who were prostitutes and drug addicts to brutally beat Ms. Zhou. Ms. Zhou had wounds all over her body. Once the guards used a long hook used to stir coals in a boiler to beat her. The hook tore a piece of flesh out of her back. They also tied her up in a pigsty so that the mosquitoes and insects would bite her. They locked her in a solitary cell for months at a time. A few times she was at the verge of death and was taken out of the solitary cell. Although Ms. Zhou was 5 feet 7 inches tall, she was tortured so much that she weighed less than 66 pounds. The guards feared that she would die in the labor camp, so they ordered her family to take her home. Back home she continued to suffer from persecution. Wang Baorong, head of the "610 Office" in Beichang Village in the Beichen District, ordered six local villagers to watch her day and night. Ms. Zhou completely lost her personal freedom and passed away in July 2002.
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