Mr. Dong Hongqiang from Henan Province Dies After Being Injected with Unknown Drugs in the Xinmi Forced Labour Camp

Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Dong Hongqiang from Yichuan County, Henan Province, had been detained many times by the Yichuan County 610 Office1, or the Political Security Office within the Police Department. He had been sentenced to three and a half years of forced labour, and was tortured in the Xinmi Labour Camp. The severe torture resulted in Mr. Dong suffering a mental collapse, which led to his death.

Mr. Dong Hongqiang, 40 years old, firmly cultivated Falun Dafa, and was arrested and detained by the County 610 Office and the Political Security Office because they suspected that he was distributing leaflets exposing the persecution. Later, Mr. Dong was living under close surveillance for one year. Dong Hongqiang was forced to become homeless in order to avoid being "illegally arrested2" at home. The police were chasing after him and harassing his family. They caused his wife to divorce him, and his family was broken apart. From March to April 2002, the persecution escalated. Mr. Dong Hongqiang was arrested again, detained, sentenced to three and a half years of forced labour, and incarcerated in the Xinmi Labour Camp.

We learned that Mr. Dong was brutally beaten in the camp, and was injected with unknown drugs while four or five people held him down. Ever since the poisonous injection, Dong Hongqiang became very weak, his belly became extremely bloated, and he suffered a mental collapse. He was severely emaciated and had difficulty breathing.

In the middle of August 2005, the police notified Mr. Dong's family to pick him up from the labour camp. His family sent him to the hospital, but the doctors said he was beyond treating. Dong Hongqiang died on November 9th, 2005.


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.

2. “Illegally arrested”: Contrary to what former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, who initiated the persecution, and the Chinese Communist Party would like the world to believe, practising Falun Gong is NOT illegal in China. Although the Public Security Department issued an unconstitutional set of restraints on the practice at the onset of the persecution in 1999, no laws have been passed by the only legislative body in China, the People's Congress, banning Falun Gong or granting the police the authority to arrest Falun Gong practitioners for practising the exercises or distributing leaflets.

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