Beijing, Dec.31, 2002-Yao Jie, who was one of the core members of Falungong Cult. According to reports, on October 18, 1999, Yao was sentenced for 7 years' imprisonment owing to the crimes of organizing and making use of cult organization to ruin the law implementation and obtain state secrets illegally.
During Yao's 3 years of imprisonment, there's only one report revealed on November 20 of 2001, on imprisonment life of Teng Chunan, has talked of Yao Jie. The report has quoted Teng Chunyan's words, "I used to hear from other members of Falungong, that Yao Jie has dead as she gave up practicing Felungong. However, at my first day in the prison, I was so surprised to see Yao Jie alive in the jail." Ever since the report, there's no any media's report about Yao Jie.
After all, as a public character, Yao Jie's current situation has aroused attention from various circles. Especially during recent years, there have been many rumors on Yao's situation. Endured several setbacks, reporter eventually got the chance to meet Yao Jie, and know some of her recent situations.
As a routine, my meet with Yao Jie has women jailers aside. The first sight at Yao Jie gave my two impressions: one is that Yao's state of mind is rather good, she would be looked as normal as ordinary people if putting off her prison garb; the other impression is that Yao looked relax when entering the reception room with jailers, which shows that she is getting on rather well with the jailers.
Yao told me that now she is in the prison hospital due to hypertension. Before she entering hospital, her high-pressure was 230 ml, but now has returned to a normal level. Yao said that she didn't know she has hypertension until the prison physical checkup. In the past, she always feels headache, but never thought that she was sick. This is the third time for Yao Jie to stay in hospital during her imprisonment, Yao said, she herself was not willingly to accept treatment in hospital, it's others who persuaded her to be in hospital. Yao also said she only takes Chinese medicines. (To be Continued)
From China News Service Dec.31, 2002
By CHR Version