Chinese Name: 黄素兰Gender: FemaleAge: Around 50City: ChengduProvince: SichuanOccupation: N/ADate of Death: January 23, 2022Date of Most Recent Arrest: January 20, 2022Most Recent Place of Detention: A secret detention facility

A woman in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, died three days after she was arrested for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Huang Sulan was arrested outside of her apartment building on January 20, 2022, by officers of Pengzhou City (about 30 miles away). She was held at a secret detention facility in Pengzhou. 

The police informed Ms. Huang’s family on January 23, 2022, that she had died earlier that day. Her body was soon moved to the Pengzhou City Funeral Home. Her family has seen her body, but further details about her death remain under investigation.

Since January 2022, the police in Pengzhou have arrested several local practitioners in addition to Ms. Huang. Mr. Zhou Jinba was arrested at home on January 6 and had his computer, cellphone, and Falun Gong books confiscated. Two others, Ms. Liu Jia and Ms. Gong Min, were also arrested on the same day. All three of them were held in the same detention facility where Ms. Huang died and they were all denied visits from their lawyers. 

A fourth practitioner, Ms. Ye Fang, was arrested at home on January 19. The police spent hours searching her home, confiscating dozens of her Falun Gong books, 150 DVDs with information about Falun Gong, staples, ink cartridges, and other Falun Gong materials. When Ms. Ye’s family went to the police station the next day to deliver clothes to her, the police said she had already been taken to the Xinjin Brainwashing Center.

Mr. Yang Zhi and his wife Ms. Luo Guiping were arrested on January 20, and Ms. Zhou Guanghua, was arrested on January 22. 

Prior to Ms. Huang’s last arrest, she was previously arrested on July 10, 2019, while visiting practitioner Ms. Mao Kun. Although Ms. Huang was released on August 9, Ms. Mao was later sentenced to 11.5 years and died in custody. 

Another practitioner in Pengzhou, Mr. Yang Xingye, died on December 10, 2021, four months after his arrest.