A file from a leaked Chinese police database shows that the regime arrested and sentenced a 61-year-old woman to prison simply because she sent a text message that was against the regime’s propaganda.
Bai Gendi died on June 15, 2017, at 65, four years and nine months after the leaked document revealed the content of a text message she had sent.
A Recorded Text MessageA trove of data on one billion Chinese residents, allegedly hacked from the Shanghai police database, was listed for sale on the dark web in late June. The seller, under the name “ChinaDan,” posted a sample that contained 750,000 records to attract buyers.
“At 18:00 on Sept. 10, 2012, citizen Xie Zhengkai visited a police station and reported that he received a text message about Falun Gong that was sent by the phone number 15921522491,” read the sample.
The record indicated that the police identified the phone number as belonging to Bai Gendi. Hours later, they arrested Bai at Chenjiazhai Tunnel on Longwu Road in the Xuhui District of Shanghai.
A Fatal Arrest“Bai was arrested on Sept. 10, 2012, and sentenced to prison on May 3, 2013,” reported Minghui.org, a U.S.-based website that documents the CCP’s campaign against Falun Dafa. “Bai Gendi’s family suspected that her death was a direct result of her being drugged and tortured in prison.”
Before the leaked database revealed her text message, Bai and the people around her didn’t know why the police had arrested her on a public road. They simply thought she was arrested and sentenced to a fabricated crime by the Xuhui District Court because she refused to renounce her belief in Falun Dafa.
In the spring of 2013, Bai was moved to a regular prison cell. But the prison guards didn’t reduce the intensity of their torture.
The family noticed the cut on Bai’s head appeared more like a surgical incision than a wound from an accident. The prison guards couldn’t explain the gash and refused to show the surveillance video. Soon after, a doctor announced that there was a tumor in Bai’s lungs.
After she was released on medical parole in early September 2016, Bai told her family everything that happened. The day before she was sent to the hospital, the guards moved all her cellmates to another location. She ate breakfast alone on the next morning. Soon, she felt dizzy and passed out. By the time she came to that evening, she was in the hospital.
Bai also said that the prison guards used a wooden stick to frequently beat her head.
It looked to Bai’s family that Bai was recovering; but on Sept. 30, 2016, she had a severe headache. She continued to have headaches and found it hard to communicate.
Persecuted CadreBai was a manager at an office of state-run China National Offshore Oil Corporation Donghai Company & Caltex. “She is optimistic, enthusiastic, kind, sincere, understanding, caring, and considerate. She is a good person for all the others,” Wang Youqun, a columnist and China affairs commentator, wrote in his opinion piece about the CCP’s persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners in Shanghai on April 26.
Bai enjoyed a happy life after she practised Falun Dafa. However, the regime suddenly didn’t allow people to continue to follow their beliefs on July 20, 1999.
To force Bai to renounce her beliefs, the regime jailed her in the Shanghai Qingsong labor camp and the Shanghai Songjiang Women’s Prison for nearly 14 years of her life.