(Minghui.org) Ms. Ma Yinhuan was arrested on May 9, 2022, for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. She has since been on a hunger strike to protest the unlawful detention.

Ms. Ma, of Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, was arrested after being recorded by a surveillance camera putting up banners about Falun Gong. She was put in criminal detention the next day. After she started a hunger strike in police custody to protest the persecution, the police retaliated by refusing to provide any daily necessities to her, including toilet paper. They also force-fed her. 

Ms. Ma was transferred to the Shijiazhuang No. 2 Detention Center three weeks later and continues her hunger strike.

Ms. Ma’s family hired a lawyer to visit her, but the detention center used all kinds of excuses to deny the visits. They claimed that they had communicated Ms. Ma’s situation to the police. But when the lawyer contacted the police, they responded that they never received such information.

Ms. Ma’s family applied for her release on bail, only to be given the run-around between the detention center and the police station. Some officers revealed that they couldn’t release her, given an order from the Gaoxin District Police Department. She is now in critical condition and her family is very worried about her.

Perpetrators’ contact information:

Liang Kun (梁昆), head of Shijiazhuang Police Department: +86-311-89663400Wang Yangfeng (王养峰), head of Shijiazhuang City No.2 Detention Center: +86-311-87753009Wei Bingcun (魏丙存), officer, Huanghedadao Police Station: +86-13633311228Cheng Zhenying (程振英), officer, Huanghedadao Police Station: +86-311-85388111Guo Yihong (郭义红), officer, Huanghedadao Police Station: +86-311-85960059Zhang Yu (张宇), prosecutor, Gaoxin District Procuratorate: +86-311-85118695

(More perpetrators’ contact information is available in the original Chinese article.)

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