Wang Yanfeng - 王艳峰

Chinese name:
Anlu City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Guangshui City Detention Center
Case Description:
Ms. Wang Yanfeng, 46, lived in Jieguan Township, Anlu City, Hubei Province. On April 14, 2008, Ms. Wang and fellow practitioner Ms. Sheng Cuilian went to the neighboring Chenxiang Township in Guangshui City to pass out truth-clarifying materials, and both were arrested. Chenxiang Township Police Station director Yu Bingrong took them to the Guangshui City Domestic Security Division office. They were soon detained in the Guangshui City First Detention Center. After they went on hunger strike to protest the mistreatment, they were released when their lives were in danger.

At around 3:00 p.m. on September 4, 2008, Guangshui City 610 Office agents, Anlu City Domestic Security agents, and Jieguan Township local officers arrested Ms. Wang and Ms. Sheng again. Guangshui City Domestic Security agent Fang Hong brutally beat Ms. Wang during the arrest process. The two women were detained in the Guangshui City Detention Center, where they again held a hunger strike to protest the persecution. They were cruelly beaten repeatedly each time they refused to eat. They were both extremely weak, and Ms. Wang Yanfeng died on September 24, 2008.