Name: Yu Xiaoyan (于晓艳)
Gender: Female
Age: Unknown
Address: Jinxia Residential Community, Dalian City, Liaoning Province
Occupation: Associate Professor
Date of Most Recent Arrest: July 2010
Most recent Place of Detention:
Luotaishanzhuang Brainwashing Center in Fushun City, Liaoning Province (抚顺罗台山庄洗脑班)
City: Dalian
Persecution Suffered:
Key Persecutors: Li Zhaoqin, Tan Yuhao, Shi, Jiang Xueyong, Ji Zhenfeng

( Ms. Yu Xiaoyan is an associate professor at the Zhongshan Medical Institute in Dalian City, Liaoning Province. In early July, she was arrested at work by officers from the Jinxiu Police Station in Dalian City, led by officials from the Jinxia Residential Community. She was taken to the Luotaishanzhuang Brainwashing Center in Fushun City, Liaoning Province. Ms. Yu, a Falun Gong practitioner, is the wife of Mr. Wang Yonghang, an attorney who has been unlawfully sentenced to seven years in prison for defending Falun Gong practitioners.

Ms. Yu received her MD from Fudan University in Shanghai last year. She works at the Zhongshan Medical Institute in Dalian City. Within one year, she became an associate professor for her outstanding medical expertise. As a Falun Gong practitioner, she has followed the principle of Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance in her work and life.

July 4, 2010 was a Sunday. Ms. Yu and her mother-in-law were saddened by the anniversary of her husband Attorney Wang's arrest on this day last year. Mr. Wang remains in prison serving a seven-year prison term. In recent days, a group of people have been posted outside their home. Every now and then, someone will pound on the door claiming to be from the staff of the census bureau. Ms. Yu's elderly mother-in-law has been under constant pressure and on the verge of mental collapse. She has been receiving medication intravenously for nearly two months.

Out of concern for her mother-in-law's health, Ms. Yu went to talk to Party Secretary Shi of the Jinxia Residential Community. She pointed out that the residential community officials were on the wrong side when assisting the police to arrest Mr. Wang last year. She said that they should stop engaging in further persecution by stationing people outside her home and stop harassing her family, especially her elderly mother-in-law. Ms. Yu also presented the facts about Falun Gong to Shi, who was taken by surprise and did not have much to say.

The next day, Ms. Yu went to work as usual. However, her mother-in-law did not see her in the evening. She tried to call her cell phone, which was turned off. She solicited help from family and friends. By midnight, they learned that Ms. Yu had been taken into police custody.

The police used the excuse of residential status to arrest her. Ms. Yu's official place of residency is not in Dalian City. She studied three years in the doctoral program in Shanghai, where her residency was affiliated with Fudan University. She graduated last July. On the third day after she returned to Dalian, her husband was arrested, then unlawfully tried and sentenced. Since then, she had been doing all she could to rescue her husband and had not transferred her residency papers back to the residential community in which she lives. Her mother-in-law's official residency is in the countryside. Her husband's official residency is not in this community either. However, Ms. Yu had explained the entire situation several times to the community officials.

Still the census personnel kept showing up. When they pounded on the door, the elderly lady was scared even when her daughter-in-law had stepped out. Now that Ms. Yu has been taken to the brainwashing center, her mother-in-law's life has become even more difficult.

Individuals and organizations involved in the persecution:

Jinxiu Police Station, No. 16 Jinshi Road, Dalian City: 86-411-86825399
Li Zhaoqin, head of Jinyun Residential Community Crime Response Squad, badge number 205100
Tan Yuhao, officer of the Jinxiu Residential Community Police Station, badge number 205280
Shi, Party Secretary of Jinxia Residential Community
Jiang Xueyong, Shahekou District 610 Office: 86-411-82633767 (Office)
Ji Zhenfeng, director of Dalian City 610 Office (also known as the Stability Maintenance Office): 86-411-82739766 (Home), 86-13504095858 (Cell)

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July 10, 2010