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Wu Yao, a Retired Teacher, Tortured to Death  
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Ms. Wu Yao, 57 years old, was a retired English teacher from the Affiliated Middle School of the Beijing Medical School.

 

On September 10, 2002, Ms. Wu and her husband Yang Zhanming were arrested while explaining the truth about Falun Gong to people. They were later detained at the Fengtai Detention Center, Beijing City. Upon her arrest, she went on a hunger strike to protest the illegal arrest and treatment. The Detention Center used inmates to force-feed her. The inmates brutally punched her face, pried open her mouth, and pinched her breasts and private parts. Eleven days later, Ms.Wu stopped her hunger strike and was dragged to another cell with shackles on her feet. The police tried to send her to the forced Labor camp twice but the camp refused to accept her because of her health condition. While she was sent the second time, she was even forcibly injected with blood pressure reduction medicine. On June 11, 2003, Ms. Wu was tried to send to the forced labor camp for the third time and was accepted by the labor camp. In the labor camp, she was tortured by vicious police officers that struck her lower back repeatedly with their elbows. She was not able to stand up. Ten days later, on June 22, 2003 Wu died from the torture. Her husband, Yang Zhanming, is still being detained at the forced labor camp.

 

type=Case, Death; type=Case, Women; type=Case, Freedom of Expression; type=Detention Center, Fengtai Detention Center; location=Beijing;


     
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