Chinese name:
Wudang District, Guiyang City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Lannigou brainwashing center in Jinzhu Town, Guiyang City
Case Description:
Ms. Shi Tongwen was a retired employee of the General Hospital of Lindong Mine Bureau in the Wudang District, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province. Since 1999, Ms. Shi and all of her family members, except her four-year-old grandson, were sent to a brainwashing center. On April 18, 2005, the police from the Public Security Section of Lindong Mine Bureau took Ms. Shi and three family members and sent them to the Lannigou brainwashing center in Jinzhu Town, Guiyang City, which is run by the Guizhou Provincial 610 Office. All of them were tortured. Ms. Shi was on the verge of death and sent to the Guiyang City No. 3 People's Hospital in Ganyintang. The hospital released her since they thought she was dying. Surprisingly Ms. Shi was getting better. But after she was brought to the Guiyang City No. 2 Hospital for treatment, her condition got worse every day. She had a constant high fever and she could not breathe. The hospital proposed that she have a tracheotomy. Ms. Shi's family could not afford a tracheotomy, and the hospital where she worked would not lend them the money. Ms. Shi's family had to take her back home. After she returned home, her health improved, but she was still paralyzed and totally dependent on her husband. At about 10 a.m. on May 6, 2007, she passed away.