Chinese name:
Acheng City
Beiyan Factory
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Wanjia Forced Labor Camp in Harbin City
Case Description:

Dafa practitioner Wang Shufang, female, 49 years old, from Acheng City, Heilongjiang Province passed away on December 18, 2002 due to torture suffered in the Wanjia Labor Camp. She was an employee in the Beiyan Factory in Acheng City.

In April of 2001, Wang Shufang went to Beijing's Tiananmen Square to validate Falun Dafa. She was subsequently arrested and illegally incarcerated for 49 days, during which time she staged a hunger strike to protest. While in Beijing, she was violently force-fed. This brutal process caused severe bleeding from the stomach and esophagus, prompting the authorities to release her. In June 2001, people from Acheng City's "610 Office" held her in the city detention center for six months and then sentenced her to one year of forced labor for her determination to practice Falun Dafa. She was sent to the Harbin City Wanjia Labor Camp. After going on hunger strike at the labor camp, Wang Shufang was again subjected to force-feeding, which caused bleeding in her stomach and esophagus. Her abdominal cavity was swollen and accumulated a lot of fluids. [The "610 Office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute powers over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.]

When the labor camp authorities noticed that she was dying, they notified the Acheng "610 Office" personnel to take her back. They in turn ordered Wang Shufang's family members to remove her from the labor camp.

However, the street administration office and her factory refused to agree to her release. In her steadily deteriorating condition, Wang Shufang suffered terribly. She endured the pain with the help of fellow practitioners who were detained in the same labor camp until June 2002, when she was finally taken home. By that time she was suffering from severe edema and fluid accumulation in her abdomen, and vomited blood and had blood in her stool. At the time of her release, Wang Shufang was not able to think clearly and her legs were paralyzed.

Wang Shufang was never able to recover from the long-term torture that she endured, and she passed way on December 18, 2002.

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