Ms. Zhu Ying, Henan

Name: Ms. Zhu Ying (??)
Gender: Female
Age: Unknown
Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 27, 2010
Date of Death: November 30, 2010
Province: Henan

City: Xinxiang
Most Recent Place of Detention: Xinxiang City Detention Center

Case details:

Zhu, a former member of the National People’s Congress and a national model worker from Xinxiang in Henan province, was tricked by police into leaving her home and abducted on September 27, 2010. This was within two months of having been released from another stint in detention after being abducted in April 2010 for practicing Falun Gong. In 2009, she had also been taken into custody for speaking to others about the human rights abuses faced by practitioners. Zhu had begun practicing Falun Gong when ill with cancer and the discipline enabled her to recover from the illness. 

Upon her latest abduction, Zhu was taken by officer Wei Guanglei and others to Xinxiang City Detention Center. According to sources inside China, she was killed in custody at 4a.m. on November 30 (less than five weeks after being taken from her home). To cover-up evidence of abuse, her body was cremated at the local crematorium on December 2.

In total, since 1999, over 3,400 cases have been documented of Falun Gong practitioners who have died as a result of various forms of persecution, though the true figure is certainly much higher. Based on documented cases collected over the past three years, a Falun Gong practitioners dies of abuse in police custody once every three days.