Older Practitioner Ms. Huang Dingyou Tortured to Death

In July 2007, authorities from the Guangdong Province Women's Prison called Ms. Huang Dingyou's family and asked them to take her home. Without informing any of her family members that she was in the last stages of leukaemia, the authorities got her family to sign the release form. On August 8th, less than one month after her release, Huang Dingyou passed away.

Ms. Huang Dingyou was 61 years old. She was from Qiuchang Township, Huiyang District, Huizhou City, Guangdong Province. In March 2003, policemen from Qiuchang Police Station tricked a practitioner into going to the police station and then detained him. Then they searched his home and took away many Falun Gong books and VCDs exposing the persecution. They sentenced him to two years of forced labour. When Huang Dingyou heard the news, she called the city 610 Office1 to request that they release the practitioner. Authorities from the 610 Office refused to listen to her and arrested her. She was held at the local detention centre.

In order to protest the authorities' persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, Huang Dingyou went on a hunger strike for 27 days, however, the perpetrators continued the persecution. When Huang Dingyou was almost unconscious, they coerced her into giving them all of her Dafa books and into telling them where posters were put up. They then sentenced her to five years' imprisonment and sent her to the Guangdong Province Women's Prison, where she was forced to continuously read materials slandering Falun Gong.

Before Huang Dingyou was arrested, she was a healthy person. Since she started to practise Falun Gong in 1996, she had good health and never took any medicine. After she was arrested, she was sent to the Guangdong Province Women's Prison in Baiyun District. The doctors there often drew her blood, saying that they were examining her. She was forced to take large doses of unknown medicine; each time she was forced to take a handful of pills.

In July 2007, authorities from the prison called her family and asked them to take her home. They told her family to sign the release form without telling them that she was in the last stages of leukaemia. Her family found out her condition after they brought her home. On August 8th, less than one month after her release, Huang Dingyou passed away.

Ms. Fan Zhujun, a 54-year old practitioner from Huizhou City, was the head gynaecologist at the Meishan Railroad Hospital in Guangdong Province. She suffered a stroke after being tortured at the Guangdong Province Women's Prison. In January 2007, her family members visited her in prison. During the visit, they noticed that she had to use a cane, as she had difficulty walking, and was mentally unstable. One family member strongly requested her release, but the officials said she didn't meet the conditions for release. Her family member enquired why, with her poor condition, she could not be released. The reply was that there were so many people like that, and besides, it was not up to the officials to make that decision.

Since 2003, officials and policemen at Guangdong Women's Prison used various methods to torture Falun Gong practitioners. Practitioners were singled out for strict monitoring. If practitioners needed to eat, take a shower or use the toilet, they were forced to raise their hands while squatting down. Only then were they allowed to talk to the supervisor. They were also forced to say that they were criminals. Otherwise, they were not allowed to do anything. Practitioners refused to follow the humiliating rules, so many of them were not permitted to eat or use the toilet for a whole day, or to take a shower at night. The prison guards told practitioners, "If you die as a result of not being allowed to eat, we'll treat it as a suicide."

Before her death, Huang Dingyou appealed to conscientious people all over the world, please help to stop this inhumane persecution!

Guangdong Provincial Women's Prison
Address: P.O. Box 52, Guangcongsi Road, Baiyun District, Guangzhou City, postal code: 510545

Head of Prison, Chen Yusheng

Vice director of the office, Zhang Zhiping

Phone: 86-20-87413120, 86-20-87413069, 86-20-87413186, 86-20-87413113

Information line of the Prison: 86-20-87423069 (women's section)
Reporting line of the Prison: 86-20-83831187, 86-20-83837934


1. "The 610 office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.

Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2007/9/9/162367.html

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