35th year  -  N° 147                 Tuesday, 26 May 2020         Antwerpen		
10 Minutes Before the Worm
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Tuesday 23rd of May 2000

20 years ago

Falun Gong practicer Yulan Mei dies in police detention after she was fatally injured during force-feeding at the age of 44 in Beijing, Hebei, China.

On 17 May Mei was force-fed by an inmate who had no medical skills at all, the feeding tube was wrongly inserted causing serious injuries. After she returned to her cell she had a headache and started to vomit blood, lapsed into a coma and never regained consciousness again. Mei was the 19th Falun Gong member to die in police custody.