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Background Profile

Mao Hengfeng (b.1961), an activist and an opponent of China's "One Child Policy," was fired from her factory job in 1988 for refusing to terminate her second pregnancy. She lost her court battle against the factory,and was later forced to undergo an abortion during her third pregnancy.

After petitioning for several years against her mistreatment and the loss of her factory job, Mao was sentenced to a "re-education through labor" term in 2004, during which she was allegedly tortured. Mao was sentenced to two-and-a-half- years' imprisonment for breaking lamps in the hotel room where police detained her, during a general roundup of petitioners shortly before the 2006 anniversary of the June 4 crackdown.

She is currently held at Shanghai Women's Prison, where, reportedly, she has been tortured. She is due for release in early December 2008.


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