Chinese name:
Dongxing District, Neijiang City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Dongxing District Detention Center
Case Description:
Ms. Yang Zhengbi, 54, lived in Dongxing District, Neijiang City, Sichuan Province. In September 2000, she was arrested by agents of the Domestic Security Division of the Dongxing District Police Department, detained in the Dongxing District Detention Center, and sentenced to one year of forced labor. The camp rejected her due to her high blood pressure, and her term was changed to probation with ten thousand yuan of "guarantee" money extorted from her family. In July 2001, Domestic Security Division Leader Huang Junzhong (male) led a group of officers and arrested Ms. Yang again. She was sentenced to four years in Longquanyi Prison. At the same time, her husband Mr. Qiu Yonglin (also a practitioner) was sentenced to three years in Deyang Prison. In 2005, her husband was arrested again and sentenced to another year of forced labor in the Mianyang City Labor Camp. In order to rescue him, Ms. Yang commuted between Neijiang City and Mianyang City. On July 17, 2007, Ms. Yang was arrested by Yangliu Town police and sentenced to 15 months of forced labor in the Neijiang City Labor Camp. She was taken to the Zizhong Labor Camp, but the camp had to reject her due to her high blood pressure. When she returned home, the local police and neighborhood security came to her house five times to harass her between September and October 2007. Ms. Yang was required to get permission anytime she left the neighborhood. This persecution severely hurt her mentally, physically, and financially. She died on November 6, 2007. (