Chinese name:
Chaoyang District
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Beijing Reform-through-Labor Dispatch Department.
Case Description:

Ms. Wang Puhua, from Chaoyang District in Beijing died as a result of persecution on June 13, 2007. Wang Puhua was about sixty years old. The 610 Office in Wangjing District, the Public Security Bureau in Chaoyang District and Nanhu Police Station conspired with each other, fabricated evidence against Wang Puhua and arrested her on February 22, 2006. Fifty days of abuse in the detention center caused Wang Puhua to develop swollen lymph nodes under her left armpit and vision loss in the right eye due to optic nerve necrosis. Even in this condition, she was sentenced to two years in a labor camp and sent to the Beijing Reform-through-Labor Dispatch Department. Even with her vision problems, she was still forced every day to watch a large- screen TV programs that slandered Falun Dafa and was forbidden to close her eyes even for a few seconds. She was also tortured with the "Sitting Board" for over 10 hours a day. Tongren Hospital Ophthalmology Department diagnosed she got glaucoma. Her optic nerve had already atrophied and it was too late for treatment. She had pain all over her muscles and joints; breathing was painful.

On October 17,2006, the police arrested her for the second time. Police did not let her take her coat, shoes or money and she was directly taken to solitary confinement. The weather was cold; Wang Puhua was only wearing a thin layer of clothes and had to sleep on a concrete bed without a bed cover. Her health condition declined quickly. She again developed pain throughout her body and began to cough up blood. After many exams, the doctor diagnosed her with lymphoma. She was finally released on medical parole on November 24, 2006. After Wang Puhua returned home, she could not take care of herself anymore and died on June 13, 2007.