Like many petitioners who dare to journey to Beijing to seek redress for injustices, Chen Qingxia soon found herself sent to toil in a dingy labour camp.
Chen's case took a turn for the unusual when she was released 18 months later. Rather than be allowed to return to her home in Heilongjiang province, Chen was immediately locked up again. This time they sent her to an abandoned morgue.
Read the lot. Aside from being a horrific story, it's a sort of picaresque tour around almost everything wrong with contemporary China. If the poor woman ends up with some pollution related disease then it'll have the lot.
Global Times has more: all of it bad.
The woman is now confined to a wheelchair and her health has severely deteriorated. Her husband is now at a local mental hospital and the whereabouts of their son, Song Jide, is unknown. The then 12-year-old son was lost in Beijing in 2007 when his mother was brought back by local police.