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Urgent Appeal for the Life of Ms. Jiang Lanying  
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The Police Torture Ms. Jiang to the Verge of Death

Victim:

Ms. Jiang Lanying, female, 39, a Falun Gong practitioner from Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province

Location:

1.      The Third Detention Center, Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province

2.      The Women's Forced Labor Camp of Jiangxi Province, Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province

3.      The Qingshanlu Police Station, Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province

4.      The Women's Prison of Jiangxi Province, Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province

5.      The Long March Jail Hospital, Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province

 Perpetrators:

 

1.      Liu Xiuying, a policewoman from the Third Detention Center, Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province

2.      Deng, political chief of the Third Detention Center, Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province

3.      Wang Wei, police officer (now is the political director) from the Qingshanlu Police Station, Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province

4.      Zhou Xiangfeng, police officer from the Qingshanlu Police Station, Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province

5.      Wang Wei, the political director of the Pengjiaqiao Police Station, Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province

 

Description:

In November 1999, Ms. Jiang Lanying went to Beijing three times to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong. The Qingshanlu Police Station of Nanchang City (now combined with the Pengjiaqiao Police Station) arrested her and then detained her at the Third Detention Center. Liu Xiuying, a policewoman who was later imprisoned for selling drugs, ordered some thugs to brutally beat Ms. Jiang and sprayed her with ice water and urine in the middle of winter. When she joined seven others in a Falun Gong group exercise, the political chief of the detention center named Deng handcuffed her and the others together. When one practitioner needed to use the restroom, the other seven were forced to go too. For two days, the practitioners were forced to sit on the concrete floor. In January 2000, Ms. Jiang was sentenced to one year of forced labor and sent to the Women's Forced Labor Camp of Jiangxi Province. Because she held a hunger strike, she was bound to her bed for long periods of time and deprived of use of the restroom. She was force-fed and jailed in a small and dark cell with two other people. In this cell, they ate their meals and were forced to use the same space as a toilet. Eventually Ms. Jiang became emaciated, and was on the verge of death. At that point she was released to return to her home. It was January 2002.

At around 1:00 in the morning of July 11, 2002, the police from the Qingshanlu Police Station came to Ms. Jiang’s home and took her away. At the police station, police officer Wang Wei (who is now the political director), and Zhou Xiangfeng, beat her with electric batons and an iron club for two entire days. Wang Wei even sat on a stool to beat Ms. Jiang's feet. Later, when she was transferred to the First Detention Center, her family was not allowed to see her.

At the end of February 2003, the Women's Prison of Jiangxi Province suddenly notified Ms. Jiang’s family that they could visit her at the Long March Jail Hospital. This was the first time her family knew that she had been sentenced to five years in jail. Ms. Jiang had refused to eat in protest and was sent to the hospital to be force-fed. Her mother was allowed to visit her periodically up until July 25, 2003. She had become extremely thin, weighing only 40 kilograms (88 lbs.), although she was 1.65 meters (5 ft. 5 in.) tall. Her mother begged to take her home. The hospital staff told her they could not release Ms. Jiang because of orders from higher up. They said that if she did not eat, she would have to die there.

Ms. Jiang's mother read in the newspaper on May 27, 2005, that the head of the police department would handle problematic cases [such as hers]. So Ms. Jiang's mother went to the Donghu District Police Department in Nanchang City on May 30. The department head, Yu Xiaoguang, interviewed her in the presence of the Chief of the Pengjiaqiao Police Station. They appeared to be in very good spirits at the time. In the company of ten police officers, on June 1, the political director of the Pengjiaqiao Police Station, Wang Wei, took Ms. Jiang’s parents to the hospital.

Ms. Jiang was bound to the bed. The authorities arranged reporters to videotape everything. They then told Ms Jiang's parents and the reporters, "You have seen that we gave her an injection, and she refused to eat. Now we will leave her alone. She herself needs to be responsible for whatever happens." Then, they asked Ms. Jiang's parents to sign a document.

Although extremely weak, Ms. Jiang spoke clearly, "Mom, you can't sign. I'm not afraid of death. They never gave me injections or cared for my condition. Every day I was forced to drink a bottle of salted water. I was injected today only because the reporters came."

Ms. Jiang's parents did not sign. The authorities said, "We won't let her go. If she dies, she will die here, because once she is released, she will go to Beijing." Police officer Wang Wei said maliciously to the family, "Regardless of where you take your protests, I am not afraid. I want her to die. So what? "

Ms. Jiang’s life is in great danger and we urge an urgent action to rescue her.

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