Name: Wang Yanqin
Address: Jiutai City, Jilin Province
Date of Death: December 5th, 2010
Date of Most Recent Arrest: November 28th, 2003
Most recent place of detention: Jilin Women's Prison
Persecution Suffered: Detention, beatings, torture, imprisonment, forced injections
Ms. Wang Yanqin was diagnosed with cancer in 1996, after her family carried her to Changchun for medical attention. She discovered Falun Gong while she was in Changchun and began to practise. When she returned home, she could walk and her illness disappeared.
In July 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began persecuting Falun Gong. On November 28th, 2003, when Ms. Wang and several fellow practitioners went to a local village to hand out distribute leaflets exposing the persecution and tell people the facts about Falun Gong , they were arrested and tortured. She was tortured on a tiger bench1, after which she could not eat and had chest and abdominal pain. On December 12th, 2003, Jiutai City Detention Centre officials took her to the Changchun Public Security Hospital.
Ms. Wang Yanqin was sentenced to four years and held in Jilin Women's Prison. She was injected against her will with an unknown drug and was often delirious; her health was also failing. After she was released, she was totally reliant on her family to take care of her. She passed away on December 5th.
1. "Tiger Bench": Prisoners are forced to sit on a small iron bench that is approximately 20 cm (6 inches) tall with their knees tied together. With their hands tied behind their backs or sometimes placed on their knees, they are forced to sit straight up and look straight ahead without movement for long periods of time.
Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2010/12/9/233424.html
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