Name: Zhu Guiqin (朱桂芹)
Hometown: Fushun city, Liaoning province
Detailed information and legal analysis can be found in the case files or Urgent Appeals, please see the files section on your right.
HUMAN RIGHTS WORK & BACKGROUND
Zhu's primary human rights work in against torture of people in Re-education camps, especially torture of women. Her work comes from being detained herself in a re-education camp twice, and having suffered extensive torture and abuse of many year, beginning in 2004. She was first put into a labour camp after petitioning against abuse of her brother by Police in a labour camp.
She has over the years continuously petitioned against the torture in the Ma San Jia camp in Liaoning province, both in Liaoning as well as in Beijing. She has also filed for permission to demonstrate in Beijing, and has made public calls against the current system allowing for police to torture and mistreat inmates with little fear for consequence.
Zhu have been preparing to file an administrative lawsuit against the Police running the Ma San Jia Re-education(马三家教养院) Through Labour camp in Fushun city, Liaoning province. The lawsuit aim specifically against Wang Yanping (王艳萍), a police officer often directing and/or himself partaking in the abuse, beating and torture of Zhu, and Yang Jian (杨健), the Director of the institution. Zhu was detained and put into a black jail because she tried to petition during the Two Congresses1 (两会) that takes place every year in China (parliament meeting) and is a very sensitive political period. She was released later in March and am currently residing in Beijing.
Incident related to lawsuit: Extensive torture at Ma San Jia Re-education Through Labor camp (马三家教养院) 2004-03-17 to 2007-03-16 and 2009-05-27 to 2010-05-26.
Lawsuit based on which laws: Primarily articles 248 of the Chinese Criminal Law (see section Legal analysis below for details)
Current status: Filing charges to the People's Procuratorate
Lawsuit target(s): Wang Yanping (王艳萍), Yang Jian (杨健)
- Late March, 2011: Zhu set free from black jail. Moves to Beijing to continue her legal process.
- March 5, 2011: Staff at the black jail where Zhu is being held, Luo Tai Shan Zhuang (罗台山庄）, refuses to release Zhu despite the presence of a lawyer. Calls to Police does not lead to her release. Black jail staff proceeds to attack visiting lawyer, stealing his phone and camera. Police continue to refuse to interfere to set Zhu free from her unlawful detention.
- March 2, 2011: An unknown man makes it known that Zhu is on hunger-strike.
- February 27, 2011: Zhu was detained and incarcerated in a black jail in Shenyang city, Liaoning province sometime on February 23.
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