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

Yang Guizhen, 40, was a villager from Taojialin Village in the township of Guanzhen, Zhucheng City, Shandong Province. She was arrested this September for distributing Falun Gong flyers and thrown into the Zhucheng City Detention Center. The guards brought her in for an interrogation on September 14th, and because she refused to sign a form that declared her to be a member of a XX, several guards instigated some inmates to give her a terrible beating. After the beating, she was handcuffed to a chair for four days and four nights. During that time, she was not given any food or water, and she was not even allowed to go to the bathroom. When she was finally allowed to go to the bathroom on the 17th, she was no longer able to walk on her own, fell unconscious to the ground, and stopped breathing. A guard resuscitated her by pinching her Renzhong (a major acupuncture point). As soon as she regained consciousness, the guards handcuffed her back to the chair again. A short while later, this gentle and kind farming woman passed away forever.


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