Ms. Chen Min from Yueyang City Sentenced to Three Years in Forced Labour Camp

Name: Chen Min
Gender: Female
Age: 38
Address: Liangxinbao Town, Junshan District, Yueyang City, Hunan Province
Occupation: Unknown

Date of Most Recent Arrest: October 11th, 2010
Most recent place of detention: Baimalong Forced Labour Camp in Zhuzhou
City: Zhuzhou
Province: Hunan
Persecution Suffered: Home ransacked, extortion, detention, interrogation, forced labour, beatings

Officers Zhu Gangyao, Shen Wenxin, Yang Wenlie, Xiang Yuehua, Li Jun, Xu Hou, and others from the Liangxinbao Police Station and the Junshan Domestic Security Team arrested Ms. Chen Min at 10:30 p.m. on October 11th, 2010. Without presenting any documents, they ransacked her home and took away her computer and personal property valued at about 10,000 yuan1.

After interrogating her, the police sent Ms. Chen to the Yueyang Detention Centre. She was sentenced to three years in a forced labour camp on October 19th, and transferred to the Baimalong Forced Labour Camp on October 29th. The labour camp accepted her without going through any procedures as required by law.

After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began persecuting Falun Gong in 1999, Ms. Chen went to Beijing to clarify the facts about Falun Gong to the government. In February 2000, she was arrested at the Tiananmen Square by the Beijing Police. She was subsequently transferred to the local police and detained in the Hubin Detention Centre in Yueyang for one month.

In April 2000, Ms. Chen went to Beijing again to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. When she said to the officers at the Appeals Office, "Falun Gong is good. Falun Gong is righteous," six or seven policemen proceeded to beat her, and ripped her clothing in the process. Later, she was transferred into the custody of the local police and detained in the Yueyang Detention Centre for 15 days.

In 2001, officers from the Junshan District 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), the Liangxinbao Town 610 Office, the Domestic Security Team of the Junshan Police Department, and the Liangxinbao Police Department arrested Ms. Chen and three other Falun Gong practitioners. The police hung posters on them, forced them to stand on a vehicle and paraded them around the Junshan District to humiliate them.

The police often went to Ms. Chen's home to harass her. Her husband was forced to divorce her.


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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