More Facts on the 2002 Torture Death of Falun Dafa Practitioner Sun Jihong

Sun Jihong, 40, was chief of the Huanan Forestry Bureau Police Station in Heilongjiang Province. He was imprisoned many times because of his belief in Falun Gong. On September 25th 2002, Sun Jihong was again detained and imprisoned in Beijing. After four days of torture, Sun Jihong died on September 29th 2002. There was a hole in his forehead, six holes in his cheeks, and his body was covered with cuts and bruises.

Since the persecution began, Sun Jihong has been detained three times in the Huanan Forestry Bureau Police Department. His wife Yuan Hezhen was detained twice. After being released, they were still monitored closely and had very restricted personal freedom. They were forced to report to the police precinct twice a day.

Yuan Hezhen used to work for the Forestry Bureau Commercial Bank. She was fully prepared for the nationwide accountant qualification examination. Two days before the exam she went to the police department to get her identification card. The police department authorities refused to return it to her, and she thereby lost her chance to take the exam.

When Yuan Hezhen went to work, the police monitored her outside of the bank lobby. Several policemen often went to their house to harass her morning or night. The family's daily life and child's school attendance was severely disturbed. The couple couldn't help but leave home on January 7th 2000.

In July 2002 Sun Jihong was arrested in Beijing. On the way back he escaped by jumping off the train at Tieling City, Heilongjiang Province. On September 25th 2002 Sun Jihong was arrested again in Beijing. He was tortured to death on September 29th.

After receiving the death notification, Huanan Forestry Bureau Police Department deputy director Jia Shouhui, the current director who was mainly responsible for persecuting Falun Gong, persons from the "610" Office,"1 (National Security Section) head Song Dianlin, Sun Jihong's mother and another relative went to the Domestic Security Protection Branch at Fengtai Police Department of the Beijing in the afternoon on October 3rd.

Deputy head Huang Ping reported that on the night of September 25th 2002, Sun Jihong was posting flyers reading, "Falun Dafa is Great" behind a building in Beijing. Three security guards discovered him. When Sun Jihong tried to go over the wall to escape, he was arrested. After detention he was interrogated at the police station. For five days and four nights Sun Jihong didn't eat or drink. No matter what questions the police asked, he never cooperated. On September 28th Sun Jihong told them his name, so the police escorted him at night to find out where he lived. At noon of September 29th they went out again for over three hours to find where he lived. When they came back to the police station, at around 4:10 p.m., he suddenly breathed very heavily and fast, fell to the ground and died. Pouring water on him didn't help.

Sun Jihong's mother asked if there were any wounds on Sun Jihong's body. Lu Dongshen answered that there were wounds on his legs and back. The family asked for his file. They didn't receive it, nor were they permitted to make a copy. The family asked to look at the body. They weren't allowed to see it until the night of October 5th.

On their way to see Sun Jihong's body, Huang Ping, Jia Shouhui and Song Dianlin were in one car. The two family members and a female police officer were in another car. When they got to the morgue at the Coroners' Laboratory Test Centre of the Beijing Public Security Bureau, Huang Ping asked the security guard, "Let me see the body that was sent here from the Fengtai Police Department on the 30th." The security guard said they have an unidentified body. Four people from the Huanan Police Department said that it was not Sun Jihong when they saw the body. Huang Ping insisted that it was. Huang Ping showed us the upper body picture on the file. Sun Jihong was naked and his hair was unkempt, as if it was just washed. His eyes were wide open.

The family asked to wash off the thick powder on the body's face. After they washed it off, it clearly showed there was a cut by the left eyebrow and there were six holes in his right cheek, which looked like they came from being poked with a lit cigarette or thick needle. It was poked through the cheek. Many burn marks were on his forehead, between his eyebrows, and on his forehead and neck. The burned areas were big and deep. There were wounds on his ribs, back and legs. The family previously didn't really believe that the police could be this brutal. After they saw the body they said, "They were so ruthless and brutal!" Huang Ping was scared and exclaimed, "It wasn't me!"

The family requested to take pictures, demanded to look at the body in private, asked to look at the files, and made other requests. The police refused all of them. The family said Sun Jihong didn't have heart disease. He had been very healthy. His hair was dark and shiny. He face always looked glowing and healthy, but his body obviously shows that he was tortured and beaten to death.

The family demanded to bring the murderers to justice for their criminal act of torturing Sun Jihong. Lu Dongshen said they were looking into the matter to take some action, but the family never heard about any updates afterwards.

Sun Jihong's body was cremated at 10:00 a.m. on October 6th.

Phone Numbers:

Domestic Security Protection Branch at Fengtai Branch of the Beijing Police Department

Address: No 21, East Street, Fengtai Town, Fengtai District, Beijing, Zip Code 10071

Head of Domestic Security Protection Branch, Lu Dongsheng, 86-13301158100(Mobile)

Heilongjiang Province Huanan Forestry Bureau, Zip Code 154431

Director Tai Yongzhi 86-454-6685026(Office) 86-454-6687666(Home) 86-13704549666(Mobile)

Police Department
Chief, Jia Shouhui, 86-454-6685166(Office) 86-454-6267558(Home) 86-13796365678(Mobile)


1. "The 610 office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.

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