Falun Gong practitioner Mr. He Wenjie from Xinjiang Autonomous Region was beaten and tortured in detention until he died. His death occurred on April 13, 2003 in the Bayingolin Prison. He was only 31 years old at the time.
Mr. He went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong in November 1999. He was arrested and taken back to his hometown. Then Domestic Security Division Captain Liu Peiling and Li Dong, Secretary of the County Political and Legal Affairs Committee, directed the persecution of Mr. He. He was held in the Yanqi County Detention Centre and forced to wear shackles.
The Yanqi County Court sentenced He Wenjie to four years in prison, charging him with contacting other practitioners in Yanqi County to urge them to go to Beijing to appeal. He was sent to the Bayingolin Prison.
Mr. He was brutally tortured in prison. He was beaten and shocked with electric batons repeatedly, until he was finally killed on April 13, 2003.
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