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Du Yuhong Critically Ill After Torture in Masanjia Women's Forced Labor Camp

July 13, 2010 |   By a Clearwisdom correspondent in Liaoning Province, China

Name: Du Yuhong (杜玉红)
Gender: Female
Age: 40's
Address: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown

Date of Most Recent Arrest: January 3, 2010
Most Recent Place of Detention: Masanjia Women's Forced Labor Camp Center (马三家劳教所)
City: Shenyang
Province: Liaoning
Persecution Suffered: Forced labor, beatings, solitary confinement, torture, physical restraint, home ransacked
Key Persecutors: Masanjia Women's Forced Labor Camp
Yang Jiang, instructor: 86-24-89295000
Wang Naimin, manager: 86-24-89295001
Three assistant managers: 86-24-89295002, 86-24-89295003, 86-24-89295005


Du Yuhong began practicing Falun Gong in October 2008. Prior to that, she was accused on false charges by CCP personnel and put in prison, because she opposed illegal relocation. She was released after eight months of imprisonment when a kind person provided testimony on her behalf.

Du Yuhong came into contact with practitioners in prison, who helped her to understand the truth about Falun Gong, and subsequently she joined the practice.

On January 3, 2010, Ms. Du was arrested by defense patrol personnel and police officers from the Tongxingshun Police Station for distributing truth-clarification materials. Her home was ransacked, her Falun Gong books, MP3, MP4, truth-clarification materials and personal belongings were confiscated, and she was taken to the Shenyang No. 1 Detention Center.

She was taken to the Masanjia Women's Forced Labor Camp in January 2010. She was locked in a storage room for three days in the beginning of April, when she refused to recite the prison rules and sign the inspection book. Zhang Lei and two other chief guards handcuffed Ms. Du to two beds, then forcibly pulled them apart. Her hand was injured from the torture, and she lost control of her bowels. Her hands were badly swollen, and Zhang Lei threatened her not to tell anyone about the incident.

According to an insider, when Du Yuhong's family visited her at the Masanjia Women's Forced Labor Camp, they were told by a brigade chief: "If Du Yuhong does not 'transform', it is hard to say if she will walk out of here alive." Her family was quite worried about her safety.

The No. 3 brigade of Masanjia Women's Forced Labor Camp in Shenyang, Liaoning is divided into east and west sections. The majority of Falun Gong practitioners are held in the "half open area" on the west side, and the east side is called "East Port". The "East port" is a place that is used to transform, isolate, and torture practitioners; the "storage room" is on level 3 of the No. 3 brigade, and is used specifically for torturing practitioners. The room faces the stairs, and after you walk in, you see piles of new school uniforms along with tubes and other sundry goods. However, you will find a big iron box and metal stairs when you look up. This is where guards torture practitioners.