Mr. Luo Jiangping Dies from Torture and Injections of Poisonous Drugs

Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Luo Jiangping from Miyi County in Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province was arrested in January 2012 in Nanhua County, Chuxiongzhou (Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture), Yunnan Province. He was sentenced to prison and subjected to cruel torture methods such as injection of poisonous drugs, handcuffed, feet shackled, forced intense labour, and solitary confinement at the Yunnan Province No. 1 Prison.

Mr. Luo was in critical condition when he was released on medical parole on December 23rd, 2013. He passed away five days later on December 28th at 5:30 p.m., at the age of 51.

Injected with Debilitating Drugs

Mr. Luo told family members that he was injected with large doses of unknown drugs.

Below is the translation of a recording with Mr. Luo:

He was asked, “Did they inject you with poisonous drugs after you met with the lawyer?”

Mr. Luo responded, “Yes. Yes, after I met with the lawyer at the hospital that was managed by the Bureau of Prison Administration. I became disoriented after the injections. I fell unconscious and was not clear-headed.”

During his final days, Mr. Luo told his family again that he had been injected with poisonous drugs. His hands showed dark hard bumps the size of grapes. His teeth and gums were all black, with his teeth covered with coagulated blood. The inside of his mouth was rotting.

Mr. Luo was emaciated when he was released. The officials of the Yunnan No. 1 Prison claimed that medical parole was granted because he suffered from advanced liver disease. They also gave his family a hard time when processing the paperwork for his release.

Police officer Li and another officer from the Salian Township Police Station went to Mr. Luo's home on December 24th, 2013, the day after Mr. Luo was released. They demanded that the family notify police when Mr. Luo leaves his home. The family had them look at Mr. Luo, and the two officers left without saying another word after seeing him.

Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Falun Gong Materials

Mr. Luo and Ms. Zhang Jimei, also from Miyi County, were arrested on January 6th, 2012, when distributing Falun Gong materials exposing the persecution of Falun Gong in Shanshang Village in Longchuan Township, Nanhua County, Chuxiongzhou, Yunnan Province by police officers from the Longchuan Township Police Station.

Mr. Luo was detained at the Nanhua County Detention Centre and Ms. Zhang at the Chuxiongzhou Detention Centre. The two practitioners were tried on April 11th, 2012, at the Nanhua County Court. Mr. Luo was sentenced to three and a half years in prison and transferred to the Yunnan Province No. 1 Prison. Ms. Zhang was sentenced to four and a half years in prison and taken to the Yunnan Province No. 2 Women's Prison.

Emaciated and Losing Consciousness

Mr. Luo's mother and his family tried to visit him on December 16th, 2013, at the Yunnan Province No. 1 Prison. Commander Dong of the No. 6 Squadron said that he was hospitalized at the Prison Central Hospital. He demanded that any visitor needed to show identification. Only three family members were allowed to see him because the others didn't have their ID cards.

Mr. Luo was brought into the visiting room in a wheelchair pushed by the medical staff. He was emaciated and his hands and feet were swollen. Upon seeing his terrible state, his mother lost consciousness and so did Mr. Luo. He slipped off the wheelchair. The medical staff took him immediately out of the room.

His family returned to the prison the next day. Prison officials finally agreed to release him on medical parole.

The family members' pictures were taken. They had to provide their signatures before they could process the release documents. The prison officials refused to release him until his two sisters showed documentation that they were his relatives.

Officials from the Miyi County 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and Political and Legislative Affairs Committee claimed that those family members who visited Mr. Luo had “invited Falun Gong practitioners to make trouble at the No. 1 Prison.”

Background

Mr. Luo is from Salian in Miyi County, Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province. He had suffered from leg pain since he was a teenager. His family was too poor to afford medical treatment, so he spent much of his youth in pain.

Mr. Luo started practising Falun Gong in 1996. He lived by the Falun Gong principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. He returned to good health after he read the Falun Gong book Zhuan Falun and practised the five sets of exercises.

After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) banned Falun Gong on July 20th, 1999, Mr. Lou was repeatedly arrested, had his money extorted, and his home was ransacked.

Officers from the Miyi County Police Department, including the Criminal Investigation Unit, the Political Security Section, and officials of the Salian Township Government had persecuted Mr. Luo.

He was sentenced to a five-year prison term at the beginning of 2002. While at the Deyang Prison, Mr. Lou was tortured with various methods and forced to perform hard labour.

Summary of Key Persecution Facts:

Name: Luo Jiangping (罗江平)
Gender: Male
Age: 51
Address: Salian Township, Miyi County, Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: December 28th, 2013
Date of Most Recent Arrest: January 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Yunnan Province No. 1 Prison (云南省第一监狱)
City: Kunming
Province: Yunnan
Persecution Suffered: Forced labour, forced injections/drug administration, imprisonment, solitary confinement, torture, extortion, home ransacked, detention


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