July 14, 2014 | By a Minghui correspondent from Tianjin, China
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Cong Huiyun, an excellent teacher from Tianjin No. 102 High School, passed away one year ago, in July 2013, at the age of 64. Ms. Cong was sentenced to a three-year forced labor term in September 2002 for not renouncing Falun Gong. She was tortured and injected with unknown drugs, and became disabled from the ordeal she suffered in the labor camp. She became paralyzed and bedridden in 2012 and died a year later.
Torture reenactment: Injected with unknown drugs
While being held at the Banqiao Forced Labor Camp, Ms. Cong Huiyun was deprived of sleep and forced to stand for long periods of time. Her legs swelled and she no longer could put on her pants.
Ms. Cong was allowed two hours of sleep at night and forced to perform hard labor during the day. She was often forced to have a lot of blood drawn, and was injected with unknown drugs. As a result, her hands and feet became numb. At the end of her three-year sentence she could not walk and her weight had dropped by more than 30 lbs. She was emaciated and weak.
Ms. Cong never recovered her health after her release from prison. Her health continued to deteriorate, and by 2012 she was bedridden and couldn’t take care of herself. Her daughter was overseas and her husband was the only one to care of her.
The Tianjin 102 High School reduced Ms. Cong’s pension by half, down from the 4,000 yuan she was supposed to get. Therefore, her husband couldn’t afford to hire a caregiver. Although her husband did his best to take care of Ms. Cong, her needs were more than he could provide. She developed bedsores that eventually became infected and she passed away in July 2013.
Ms. Cong Huiyun was a teacher at Tianjin No. 102 High School. She started practicing Falun Dafa in 1994. She was an excellent teacher, taking extra time to help her students improve, while many teachers increased their income by tutoring outside of school. She was well respected and praised by her students and their parents.
When the Chinese Communist Party started persecuting Falun Gong in 1999, Ms. Cong went to the authorities to appeal and was illegally detained at the local police station. She was demoted because she refused to give up her belief. She was forced to work in the school factory at reduced pay. The school principal was annoyed and angry with Ms. Cong for remaining steadfast in her belief and colluded with the police to send her to a forced labor camp in September 2002.
Summary of Key Persecution Facts:
Name: Cong Huiyun (丛慧云)
Gender: FemaleAge: 64
Occupation: Teacher at Tianjin No. 102 High School
Date of Death: July 2013
Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 2002
Most Recent Place of Detention: Banquao Forced Labor Camp (板桥劳教所)
Persecution Suffered: sleep deprivation, forced labor, brainwashing, illegal sentencing, forced injections/drug administration, detention