Name: Huang Duohong
Occupation: Ex-manager of a stationery store in Yuhu District of Xiangtan City
Date of Most Recent Arrest: August 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Xiangtan City Detention Centre
Persecution Suffered: Torture, force-feedings, detention
Ms. Huang Duohong started practising Falun Gong in 1996. She followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and followed a high moral standard. She took care of her and her husband's parents, managed her store well and her business was prosperous. However, since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong in July 1999, Ms. Huang has been arrested, detained and sentenced to forced labour camps several times. She was forced to become homeless for over six years to avoid further persecution.
On August 19th, 2011, Ms. Huang went to visit Mr. Li Zhigang, who is a practitioner, and a former assistant researcher and military officer at the Computer Research Centre of the University of National Defence Technology. They were both arrested by officers from the Chaoyang District police in Changsha City. Ms. Huang and Mr. Li were later transferred to the Hunan Province Law Enforcement Education Centre, where they were subjected to brainwashing attempts. Ms. Huang was then transferred to Xiangtan City Detention Centre.
Ms. Huang went on a hunger strike in August 2011 to protest her detention. She was force-fed through the nostrils and was tortured. She nearly died several times. Zhao Yuefeng, an official from the Xiangtan 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), took her to the city hospital for a medical exam on October 28th. Despite being extremely weak, she managed to escape.
A large number of police and community officials were deployed to search for Ms. Huang. Each of them was provided with a photo of her, which was taken on August 23rd. In the photo, a police officer was holding her face and forcing her to look into the camera. A bruise could be also be seen on her lower lip. Practitioners who knew Ms. Huang had their homes ransacked. The police also monitored her home and her stationery store. They also tapped her telephone lines.
Officers from the 610 Office and the Zhongshan Road Police Station in Xiangtan went to a female practitioner's home to search for Ms. Huang. The practitioner was beaten and kicked because Ms. Huang had once stayed at her place for a short period of time.
Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2011/11/4/248713.html