Guo Xianghong - 郭香红

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Ningjin County
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Ms. Guo Xianghong, 56 years old, was a resident of Nanqijiazhuang Village, Sizhilan Town, Ningjin County, Hebei Province. On December 23, 1999, she went to Beijing to clarify the truth and was taken back to her village by Guo Jianzhong, the head of the local 610 Office, Liu Liying, the section head of the political and security section, and Wang Gangjun. They illegally detained her in a local detention center for one month. The police handcuffed her hands behind her back and tortured her for 2 to 3 days. Later on, they extorted 5000 yuan from her for bail and released her to await interrogation. From 1999 to 2004, the police from the "610 Office" and Sizhilan Town Police Station often went to search her home and harass and threaten her. One day in 2000, the police went to her home to arrest her but could not find her. So they arrested her husband, a non-practitioner, and took him to the Sizhilan Township No. 3 Factory, severely beat him, and then extorted 1,100 yuan from him before releasing him. Due to several arrests by the "610 Office" and the local police, as well as continuing threats and harassment by the local police station, Guo Xianghong's body and mind were deeply hurt, and she died on February 6, 2005.