Primary School Teacher Dies from Breast Cancer That First Appeared in Prison

Ms. Wang Min, 60, a teacher from Shenyang, died from breast cancer on November 1st, 2014. The cancer first appeared while she imprisoned for five years, from 2001 to 2006.

Ms. Wang was a PE teacher at the Shenbei New District First Elementary School. Police arrested her in the classroom on June 14th, 2001, because she practised Falun Gong. She was tortured during interrogation.

Tong Shuliang, head of the local 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), issued an order that Ms. Wang be given a long sentence. He sat next to presiding judge Che Xueke during the trial. Chen declared her guilty because the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) said she was and sentenced her to five years in prison.

After years of torture in prison, Ms. Wang developed a mammary gland tumour in 2004, the initial stage of breast cancer. When she was released in 2006, the tumour had grown and was festering.

When Ms. Wang returned home, the Bureau of Education had already fired her and stopped her wages. She made multiple requests to get her job back, but to no avail.

Ms. Wang was arrested again on September 30th, 2010. She was sentenced to four and a half years in prison in August 2011. Prison officials refused to admit her when they were told that she had breast cancer. The 610 Office ordered the Shenbei New District Court to monitor her, and court officials often harassed her at her home.

Her health steadily deteriorated, and she passed away on November 1st, 2014.

For more details about the persecution of Ms. Wang, please read Primary School Teacher Ms. Wang Min Sentenced Again by CCP Court.

Summary of Key Persecution Facts:
Name: Wang Min (王敏)
Gender: Female
Age: 55
Address: Shenyang City
Occupation: Teacher
Date of Death: November 1st, 2014
Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 30th, 2010
Most Recent Place of Detention: Liaoning Province Women's Prison (辽宁省女子监狱)
City: Shenyang
Province: Liaoning
Persecution Suffered: Sleep deprivation, forced labour, brainwashing, imprisonment, torture, fired from job, detention

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