Chinese name:
Chengdu City
Cultural Relic Administration Bureau in Sichuan Province
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Brainwashing Center in in Wuhou District, Chengdu City
Case Description:

Ms. Liao Yonghui was a 70-year-old retired cadre from the Cultural Relic Administration Bureau in Sichuan Province.

In early 2002, Ms. Liao was arrested and detained for 15 days because she passed out Falun Gong truth-clarification materials. After she was released from the detention center, she was directly sent to the so-called "public security study class" in Wuhou District, Chengdu City. The class was, in fact, a brainwashing class.

Ten months' torment at the brainwashing class caused Liao's heart disease to recur, but she was still not released. Later, the Jinhua Hospital told the staff at the brainwashing class that she could die if not sent to the hospital. Only then did they send her to the Second People's Hospital in Wuhou District. While in the hospital, she was still watched by guards, who would report to the brainwashing class about her situation. After she recovered a bit, she was not allowed to check out of the hospital. Because she couldn't afford to pay the so-called fees, she was finally allowed to return home, but she was not allowed to go out.

Ms. Liao never recovered from the long-term torture she suffered in the brainwashing class. She passed away in the summer of 2003.

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