Chinese name:
Dalian City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Yaojia Detention Center in Dalian City
Case Description:

At 7:00 p.m. on August 8, 2009, Ms. Wang Yan and another Falun Gong practitioner, Ms. Sun Shurong, were arrested for talking to people about Falun Gong on Ganjingzi Street in the Ganjingzi District. They were taken to the police station and then to Yaojia Detention Center in Dalian City.

While in detention, Ms. Wang developed serious health problems. Officer Wu from the Ganjingzi Police Station, Zhang XinZhao from the Ganjingzi Prosecutor's Office, and Dalian Detention Center were fully aware of her condition but refused to take her to the hospital for treatment. As a result, her condition worsened. They did not release her until her life was in imminent danger.

When her family took her to the hospital, it was found that Ms. Wang had an 8-cm tumor in her stomach and her condition was critical. Because they were so poor, her family had to take her home after only two days in the hospital.

Despite her poor health, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents from the Ganjingzi Police Station and the Ganjingzi Prosecutor's office still went to Ms. Wang's home to harass her. In particular, Zhao Xinzhao never stopped harassing her. Ms. Wang died on February 24, 2010. She was survived by her 4-year-old daughter, who is now being cared for by her husband's elderly parents.