Ms. Huang Tao, 55, Yunnan

Name: Huang Tao (??)
Gender: Female
Age: 55
Occupation: Retired factory worker
Date of Most Recent Arrest: January 9, 2005
Date of Most Recent Release:
December 2006
Date of Death: July 28, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: No. 2 Women’s Prison
Province: Yunnan
City: Kunming

Case Details:

Ms. Huang Tao was abducted by Yuxi Domestic Security Division officers on January 9, 2005, leaving her 96-year-old mother alone.  She was then sentenced after a sham trial to four years of hard labor at the No. 2 Women’s Prison. She developed severe diabetes and lost a significant amount of weight. She was granted medical parole in December 2006.

The authorities continued to harass Ms. Huang after her release, and withheld her pension from January 2005 to January 2009. She became increasingly weak. Ms. Huang passed away on July 28, 2011.