Ms. Chen Jianghong, 46, Hubei

Name: Chen Jianghong (???)
Gender:  Female
Age:  46
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
October 2003
Date of Most Recent Release: October 2004
Date of Death: 
October 25, 2009
City: Yingcheng 
Most Recent Place of Detention:
The Second Ward in Qilihu Women’s Re-education through Labor Camp located in Shayang County, Hubei Province (??????????????? )

Case Details:

Ms. Chen was imprisoned three times at Qilihu Re-education through Labor camp – each time sentenced without a trial for one year – in 2000, in 2002, and in 2003. She was repeatedly subjected to severe torture at the camp, including beatings, sleep deprivation, and a method called “punching the nail wall” in which prisoners are made to stand before a wall full of sharp nails, bent at 90 degrees. Whenever Ms. Chen would move, other inmates would push her head into the nail wall, causing severe bleeding and swelling.

During all three periods of detention, she was injected with an unidentified substance, which caused her to have a severe, bleeding rash. The reaction continued following her release and ultimately led to Ms. Chen’s death on Oct 25, 2009.