Ms. Yan Pingjun Dies under Suspicious Circumstances in Hebei Province Brainwashing Facility

Name: Yan Pingjun
Gender: Female
Age: Approximately 45
Address: Telecommunication Bureau Family Housing 5-1-101, Yongtaizhong Street, Xinhua District, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province
Occupation: Seamstress booth owner
Date of Death: Around August 10th, 2010
Date of Most Recent Arrest: August 2nd, 2010
Most Recent Place of Detention: Hebei Province "Legal Education Training Centre"
City: Shijiazhuang
Province: Hebei
Persecution Suffered: Brainwashing, home ransacking

Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Yan Pingjun operated a booth where she mended clothing. Her fellow practitioner, Xia Junying, is a well known tailor, and they were good friends. Ms. Xia was arrested on July 15th, 2010. Ms. Yan went to visit Ms. Xia's family on August 1st, and the police followed her back to her home. At a little past 9 a.m., on August 2nd, officers from the Ning'an Police Station arrested Ms. Yan at home, ransacked her place, took her son's computer, and all her Falun Gong books. They did not leave a list of the items confiscated according to the law. They also forced her family to pay a 550-yuan1 fee.

Ms. Yan was locked in the Hebei Province Legal Education Training Centre. The guards said she died around August 10th, due to a fall from the third floor. The police would not allow her family to set up a service hall to mourn her death. Ms. Yan was very healthy at the time of her arrest, but died only ten days after being detained. The brainwashing facility must be held responsible for her death, the details of which have yet to be investigated.

Liu Haojie, Xinhua District 610 Office Chair
Zhi Qiang, Ning'an Police Station Director: 86-311-87043130 (Office), 86-13932155100 (Mobile)
Ren Xuanjun, Ms. Yan Pingjun case officer: 86-13722792211 (Mobile)
Liu Fuzhong, Ms. Xia Junyng's local community police officer: 86-13833453776 (Mobile)


1. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.

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