Ms. Chen Xingguang, in Her 60s, Arrested and Taken to Forced Labor Camp
Name: Chen Xingguang (陈星光)
Address: Ningde City, Fujian Province
Occupation: Former employee at Ningde City Industrial and Commercial Bank
Date of Most Recent Arrest: February 29, 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Fujian Women's Forced Labor Camp (福建女子劳教所)
Persecution Suffered: Forced labor, brainwashing, illegal sentencing, beatings, torture, rape, home ransacked, detention
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Chen Xingguang, in her 60s, from Ningde City, Fujian Province was arrested at her daughter's home around 2:00 p.m. on February 29, 2012. Participating were officers from the Fujian Province Women's Forced Labor Camp and the Jiaocheng District Domestic Security Division. That same day they took Ms. Chen to the Fujian Women's Forced Labor Camp.
Ms. Chen Xingguang, a former employee of the Ningde City Industrial and Commercial Bank, was once illegally sentenced to five years in prison and twice subjected to forced labor, for a total of eight years and nine months. She was arrested at home on June 18, 2007. Officers led by Huang Jushi from the Ningde City Domestic Security Division participated. They subjected her to forced labor for two years and then extended her term. Fujian Province Women's Forced Labor Camp guards physically abused and tortured her, and kept her family from visiting her with an excuse that she “refused to give up her belief.”
On May 4, 2010, Ms. Chen was arrested again as she spoke with people about Falun Gong. Her home was ransacked that same evening. Ms. Ma Cuiying was also arrested along with Ms. Chen. The two practitioners were then each sentenced to one year and nine months of forced labor and secretly sent to Fuzhou Women's Forced Labor Camp, but their families were not notified.
Ms. Chen was subjected to severe physical abuse and torture during her detention in the forced labor camp, because she refused to be transformed. She was placed in solitary confinement by guards Chu Xinxin, Xu Jingwei, and Huang Lei because she refused to eat breakfast one morning. While she was in solitary confinement, the guards made her wear a "straight jacket,” which is a very brutal instrument of torture. This special garment is made of thick, inflexible canvas with rubber bands under the arms so that no movement is possible. This form of torture is very harmful because it disrupts the proper blood flow throughout the entire body and restricts one's breathing. Ms. Chen was extremely weak afterwards, and was released on bail six months earlier than the term imposed upon her.
On February 29, 2012, forced labor camp officials paid a visit to Ms. Chen at home, and ordered her to sign a document. Ms. Chen refused to comply. Guard He Qin ransacked Ms. Chen's room, and found two copies of Minghui Weekly. She arrested Ms. Chen again with excuse that “Ms. Chen's forced labor term isn't finished yet, and she reads Falun Gong materials at home.”
After Ms. Chen was taken back to the forced labor camp, the
guards instigated criminal inmates to monitor and persecute her.
Ms. Chen's term was unreasonably extended by a month.
Her extended term is up on March 17, 2012.
Parties responsible for the persecution:
Yuan Xizhang, Jiaocheng Police Department head: +86-13859660766
Li Wei, Jiaocheng District Domestic Security Division head: +86-13055589363
Please refer to the original Chinese article for more people and offices involved in the persecution.