Torture, Death Cases, Organ Harvesting

  • Jilin Woman Dies in Custody, Family Suspects Foul Play

    A Da’an City resident died of respiratory failure while detained for her belief in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime. Her family suspects that it was brutal force-feeding by the guards that damaged her lungs. Ms. Han Hongxia, 57, was arrested and had her home ransacked on October 18th, 2016. The guards at Baicheng City Detention Centre subjected Ms. Han to various forms of torture, including force-feeding, because she refused to renounce Falun Gong.
  • Mr. Zheng Huiwang Brutally Tortured in Baoding Prison

    Mr. Zheng Huiwang has been incarcerated in Baoding Prison, Hebei Province since March 2008 for practicing Falun Gong. He has been brutally tortured and is now on a hunger strike to protest the horrific abuse. His wife tried to visit him on February 10th, but the prison refused to let her see him. Mr. Zheng is currently being subjected to brutal, punitive forced-feeding, which is intensifying his suffering.
  • Henan Teacher Dies While Serving 7 Years for Her Faith

    A 53-year-old teacher in Shenqiu County, Henan Province died while serving a 7-year prison term for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime. Ms. Wang had developed severe health problems during her nearly year-long detention at Shenqiu County Detention Centre, where she was forced to do hard labour every day while awaiting trial. Despite her poor health, the police forced Xinxiang Women’s Prison to admit Ms. Wang on July 29th, 2013. Not long afterward, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The prison authorities, however, refused to release her on medical parole. Ms. Wang died on December 21st, 2016. The authorities ordered her body cremated shortly afterwards, disregarding her family’s wishes to take her body back to their hometown.
  • Elderly Heilongjiang Woman Persecuted to Death

    Ms. Li Yulan, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Daqing, passed away on January 1st, 2017 at the age of 71. She was arrested on December 26th, 2016, for distributing Falun Dafa calendars. After she was arrested, Ms. Li was handcuffed to a chair in the police department and questioned about the source of the calendars. She refused to divulge any information. Before her death, Ms. Li filed a criminal complaint against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin. In her lawsuit she also requested that people be allowed to practise Falun Dafa legally.
  • Mr. Zhang Bingwu Persecuted to Death

    Falun Gong practitioner, Mr. Zhang Bingwu of Jingyuan county, Gansu province, died eight months after he was arrested. Mr. Zhang had been held for six months at the Jingyuan detention centre. Mr. Zhang passed away on January 26th, 2017 with a brain tumour. He was arrested for putting up posters carrying information about Falun Gong on May 13th, 2016. After his death, the judge still harassed the family on February 6th, 2017 via phone calls.
  • 1,162 Falun Gong Practitioners Sentenced for Their Belief by Chinese Communist Regime in 2016

    More than a thousand Falun Gong practitioners were sentenced for speaking out against the persecution of their belief by the Chinese Communist Party in 2016. Those sentenced represent 29 provinces and centrally-controlled municipalities in China. They come from all walks of life, including teachers, engineers, doctors, company managers, and business people, as well as retired military and police officers. The longest term—13 years in prison—was handed down to Mr. Wang Desheng, a practitioner from Ningxia Province. His wife, Ms. Shan Jining, was sentenced to three years.
  • Ms. Chen Loses Eyesight After Being Poisoned in Labour Camp

    Ms. Chen Guizhen, a Falun Gong practitioner from Xuyong County, lost sight in her left eye as a result of being poisoned in Nanmusi Women's Forced Labour Camp more than a decade ago. She was given soya milk to drink by the guards. She describes her reaction: "My heart began beating so fast that it felt like it would explode out of my chest. I started having convulsions and was unable to move. They took me to a hospital where I was injected with unknown drugs. I then lost my memory. The inmates grabbed my hands and forced me to sign the three statements to renounce Falun Gong. I gradually began losing sight in that eye and eventually it became completely blind."
  • Belated News: Former Falun Gong Coordinator in Daqing Dies 4 Days after His Arrest in 1999

    Mr. Li Baoshui, a Daqing resident, died days into his arrest on July 22nd, 1999, two days after the Chinese communist regime openly launched its persecution of Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline based on the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The police tried to get Mr. Li to disclose “his Falun Gong roster.” He told them that people were free to come and go in Falun Gong cultivation, and that no one ever maintained a list of practitioners.The police tried to get Mr. Li to disclose “his Falun Gong roster.” He told them that people were free to come and go in Falun Gong cultivation, and that no one ever maintained a list of practitioners. The police refused to explain why Mr. Li had died within four days of his arrest. More than 17 years have passed, but his family’s efforts to seek justice for him have gone in vain.
  • Two Women Injected with Nerve-Damaging Drugs, One Lives to Tell the Story

    The guards told her that the fluid was a nerve-damaging drug used to torture Falun Gong practitioners. After the injection, she felt very sick, her body felt very heavy, and her skin became very loose. When she looked at other people, they looked like skeletons.
  • Husband Passes Away As Wife Sentenced to Seven Years

    Mr. Wang Lihe, a Falun Dafa practitioner in Lanzhou, passed away at his home on November 7, 2016 at the age of 53.
  • Belated News: Tortured Nearly to Death Several Times, Engineer Dies in Forced Labour Camp

    After 14 years of torture for his belief, Mr. Gao Dong died at the end of 2013 in a prison in Shenyang City. He was 49 years old at the time.
  • Gansu Retiree Dies 9 Months after 10-Hour Ordeal in Police Custody

    A 65-year-old man died a painful death less than nine months after an 10-hour ordeal in police custody.
  • Guangdong Woman, 78, Dies Weeks After She Was Sent to Brainwashing Centre

    Ms. Xu Huizhu’s family and friends lost contact with her in late July 2016. They tried to visit her in August, only to discover her dead body. It appeared that she had been dead for days.
  • Belated News: Jilin Man Dies from Injections of Suspected Lethal Drugs

    It was recently confirmed that Mr. Liu Zhaojian, a Falun Gong practitioner from Jilin Province, passed away after suffering from a severe lung condition and coughing up blood.
  • Update on Bakery Owner's Death after 90 Days of Abuse in Detention

    Over two years after Mr. Wang Haijin passed away at home, the Minghui website has received new information regarding police harassment and his final days. Mr. Wang was arrested on April 22nd, 2014, at his shop and taken to a detention centereDuring the 90 days that he was detained, he suffered unimaginable abuse, including force-feeding, beatings, sexual assault, and forced labour.


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