Older Practitioner Mr. Yang Zhizhong Tortured to Death

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Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Yang Zhizhong, in his 50s, was an employee of the Huanren County Shipping Company in Benxi City, Liaoning Province. He suffered from jaundice and hepatitis before he practised Falun Dafa, and had difficulty going up stairs. He recovered quickly once he began practising in 1997, and told people about Falun Dafa and his personal experience.

After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Dafa, in order to show people the truth about Falun Dafa, he bought Falun Dafa materials exposing the persecution with his savings. Because he firmly cultivated in Falun Dafa, he was detained many times, and was sent to Benxi City Labour Camp in 2000.

In 2003, during the SARS epidemic, secret agents followed him home while he was carrying Falun Dafa materials. They arrested him at his home, subjected him to cruel torture, and secretly sent him to Dabei Prison on a ten-year term. He was later transferred to Huazi Prison in Liaoyang City, where he went on hunger strike to protest the persecution. His physical health was severely damaged due to long term mistreatment, but the guards would not release him until his life was in danger.

Mr. Yang Zhizhong vomited large amounts of blood, and was finally sent to Qiushi Hospital in Huanren County. He was under the guards' close monitoring while inside the hospital, and was not allowed to contact other Falun Dafa practitioners. He died at 5 a.m., January 19th, 2006.

Mr. Yang Zhizhong's family reported to the County Police Department that Mr. Yang Zhizhong had died in the Hospital during his prison term, and under the custody of the guards, but the County Police Department Officers said, "Since he has already died, we don't need to get involved."

The Huanren County CCP Political and Judiciary Committee Secretary Sheng Xueying (male) followed Jiang Zemin and his regime to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners. Sheng Xueying has been in charge of arresting, detaining, brainwashing, and imprisoning Falun Dafa practitioners in Huanren County. The Deputy Secretary Xu Yanbo (male) and the County Police Department Head Wang Lixian (male) personally beat Falun Dafa practitioners and shocked them with electric batons. They even tortured them by such cruel means as putting them on the Dead Person's Bed1, etc.

Huanren County Police Department in Benxi City, 86-414-8829900; Head Wang Lixian, 86-414-8823718 (Home); Political Security Office Head Du (gender unknown), Officers Wang Qi (male), Sun Yuande (male), Cheng Xianliang (male), Zhu (gender unknown), 86-414-8832747 (Office).

Huanren County CCP Political and Judiciary Committee Secretary Sheng Xueying, 86-414-8832747 (Office); Deputy Secretary Wang Xuancai (male), 86-414-8824243 (Home); Deputy Secretary Xu Yanbo (male, in charge of brainwashing class), 86-414-8823718 (Home), 86-13030731958 (Mobile).

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1. The four limbs of the practitioner are stretched out and tied to the four corners of a metal bed. The practitioner cannot move at all, nor is he allowed to get up to eat, drink, or go to the bathroom. This treatment will last from several hours up to more than two weeks. This type of cruel torture causes severe damage to the practitioner both mentally and physically. See illustration on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/12/15/55600.html

Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2006/2/17/121032.html

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