Shi Yongqing - 史永清

Chinese name:
Anguo City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Baoding City Forced Labor Camp
Case Description:

Ms. Shi Yongqing, 35, was from Qizhou Township, Anguo City, Hebei Province.

When the CCP persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, Ms. Shi went to Beijing again and again to appeal for Falun Gong and was detained many times. Following the gross abuse and mistreatment she was subjected to in Baoding Forced Labor Camp in 2001, she became somewhat mentally confused.

Local 610 Office head Liu Jiantao sent Zhang Dong, An Shujie, and Hua Yueyong to frequently harass her at her home. The then Qizhou Township Party secretary was worried that he might be held responsible if Ms. Shi went to appeal again, so he threatened her and told her if she did not leave and get married outside the region, he would tell someone to rape her. Not long after, she was abducted and sold to a man in Ding Village, Ding County. She was deprived of her personal freedom, and her residency registration was also transferred to Ding County.

Ms. Shi was subjected to frequent beatings and rape. She took legal action against Party secretary Cao for the crimes of kidnapping and selling women and children. This resulted in additional persecution and a stay in a forced labor camp.

Ms. Shi was detained in Baoding Forced Labor Camp and was later sent to the Zhuozhou Brainwashing Center, where she remained until she was close to death. Communist thugs then left her in the courtyard of her home when no one was home.

On January 9, 2004, relatives in her parents' home received a notice ordering them to claim her body in the Guoan County Hospital. When they got there, personnel from the police department and the Political and Judiciary Committee were also there. They threatened her relatives and ordered them to take her body and bury it; otherwise, the police department would deal with it themselves.