Name: Chen Aifang (陈爱芳)
Gender: Female
Date of Most Recent Arrest: April 7, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Sili Detention Center in Anlu City (安陆四里看守所)
City: Anlu
Province: Hubei Province
Persecution Suffered: Forced labor, brainwashing, illegal sentencing, severe beatings, imprisonment, torture, home ransacked, detention

( On April 7, 2011, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Chen Aifang was arrested by Nanjing railway police while traveling by train. Later on, she was taken back to Anlu by officers from the Anlu Domestic Security Division. She was detained in the Sili Detention Center. On April 21, her family went to the Anlu Domestic Security Division office and asked them to release Ms. Chen immediately. Anlu Domestic Security Division officer Zhou Honghai deceived her family members and then ransacked her house.

When Ms. Chen was explaining the truth of Falun Gong and the persecution to people on the train on April 7, several police officers arrived. They searched her and arrested her. They took away her copy of the book Zhuan Falun and some money with truth-clarification messages written on it. Because Ms. Chen had brought her daughter's ID with her, officers Guo Xinsheng and Wang Lei from the Nanjing Railway Security Division found Ms. Chen's home address. Later on, they delivered a notice of detention to Ms. Chen's elderly father.

Officers from the Nanjing Railway Security Division and the Anlu Domestic Security Division colluded to persecute Ms. Chen. On April 19, without notifying her family members, police officers from Anlu came to Nanjing, took Ms. Chen back to Anlu and detained her at Sili Detention Center for further persecution.

Ms. Chen's daughter was very worried about her mother, and she asked around for more information. After she learned that her mother had already been put into the detention center, she went with several family members to the Domestic Security Division to ask for her release. Officers Zhou Honghai and Tang Jianguo refused to release Ms. Chen, nor did they allow her family members to visit her. Then Zhou Honghai deceived Ms. Chen's daughter and pretended that they wanted to go to her house to help her pick up some clothes. Instead, Zhou Honghai and policewoman Chen Xudong ransacked Ms. Chen's house.

Practicing Falun Gong Changed Her Life

Before Ms. Chen started to practice Falun Gong, she had a lot of physical problems and a bad temper. She would have heated quarrels with her husband. When Falun Gong spread to their village, one day her husband said to her, “I heard that people become kind and considerate after they practice Falun Gong; what if you also start to practice it?” Ms. Chen began practicing Falun Gong. Very soon, all her diseases disappeared and her temper became much better. She cultivated herself according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and became a good person. She treated her family members and the people around her very kindly. Her husband had the first ginkgo pillow factory at Anlu, so she helped him manage the factory, and it subsequently became famous in that area.

She Almost Lost Her Life Because of Appealing

Just when their factory began to thrive, the Communist regime started the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in 1999. At that time, Ms. Chen went to Beijing, hoping to present the facts of Falun Gong to the authorities. But the police arrested her, took her back to Anlu and detained her at the Sili Detention Center for two or three months.

In 2000, Ms. Chen went to Beijing a second time to appeal for Falun Gong. This time, she was arrested by Anlu 610 Office agents and police and sent to Shayang Forced Labor Camp, where she was sentenced to two years of imprisonment. In Shayang Forced Labor Camp, she suffered brutal beatings, causing her to develop severe heart disease; she almost lost her life.

Because of Ms. Chen's imprisonment, their pillow factory began to decline and her husband had to close it. Under great pressure, her husband divorced her and she had to take care of her two daughters on her own. Right now, because she is held at the detention center, her two daughters cannot go home. They are under huge mental stress and suffer greatly because of the persecution.

Agencies and personnel involved in the persecution:

Anlu Domestic Security Division:
Zhou Honghai: 86-18995705710
Tang Jianguo: 86-13871904898
Chen Xudong: 86-15826862266

Wu Xiaomin, head of Anlu Police Department: 86-13907293022
Liu Xiaoping: deputy head of Anlu Police Department: 86-13907296666, 86-712-5254958 (home)

Guo Xinsheng, Nanjing Railway Security Division: 86-13952099202
Nanjing Train Station Police Station: 86-25-85021229, 86-25-85825638
Nanjing Railway Police Department: 86-25-85820114