CHINA—Cao Aihua from Akesu City, Xinjiang province was tortured to death within one week of being interned in a labor and re-education camp for writing a slogan of quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on a Chinese bank note (Renminbi).
Cao was arrested in August by the communist regime because she wrote “Quitting the party” and Nine Commentaries related information on bank notes. She was sent to Urumqi Women Labor and Re-Education Camp, and died there several days later.
A reporter called the Allah Public Security Bureau National Security Brigade to verify the news; a policeman confirmed Cao's death.
According to investigations made by a journalist, Cao underwent breast excision surgery in 1998. After chemotherapy, she lost most of her hair and weighed less than 40 kg. Since practicing Falun Gong, Cao regained her health.
After the CCP started persecuting Falun Gong in 1999, Cao was sent to a re-education camp three times, but she still maintained her beliefs.
Cao's family was unable to accept the fact that she was tortured to death and filed a lawsuit against the Urumqi Women Labor and Re-education Camp. The case has now been transferred to the Xinjiang Supreme People's Procuratorate.
According to the latest information from the Global Mission to Rescue Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners (GMR), five Falun Gong practitioners have died in the Urumqi Women Labor and Re-education Camp to date, and two have become crippled from persecution.