Ms. Zhou Xiaoyan from the Hexi District, Tianjin City, Detained Multiple Times

Ms. Zhou Xiaoyan was arrested by local police on December 29th, 2009, and she has been detained at the Hexi District Detention Centre and Hedong District Detention Centre for more than a year.

In October 2010, Ms. Zhou was sentenced to three years of imprisonment by Hedong Court. She appealed the sentence. In November, Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate Court held a second trial. Both trials were held secretly, without informing Ms. Zhou's family members.

Ms. Zhou's parents are over 70 years old, and their health is not good. Her son is in middle school, and her husband has rheumatism and can't do heavy labour. Her family's monthly income is only a little more than 1,000 yuan1 and now they are under tremendous financial and mental pressure.

On November 29th, 2008, Ms. Zhou was arrested by officers from Youyi Road Police Station when she was distributing informational materials about Falun Gong. She was detained in the Hexi Detention Centre, but was later released on probation for one year. On December 29th, 2009, directed by the Hexi District Police Department, officers from Yuexiu Road Police Station re-arrested Ms. Zhou at her workplace.

This entire year, police officers constantly harassed Ms. Zhou and her family. Police officer Cao Yuxi threatened her to try to make her denounce practising Falun Dafa. She was first detained in the Hexi District Detention Centre for nearly one year, before she was transferred to the Hedong District Detention Centre.

Organisations and individuals involved in persecuting Ms Zhou:

Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate Court: 86-22-28024911
Judge Li Yihong: 86-22-28024721
Hedong District Detention Centre: 86-22-24372381
Gao Xiangyu, head of the detention centre: 86-22-24559631, 86-13920825320
Bu Changfeng, deputy head: 86-13920527991
Gao Bo, deputy head: 86-22-24513019, 86-13803067422
Hedong District Court: 86-22-24210668


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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