Death Cases

  • Additional Information on Mr. Bai Heguo, Beaten to Death in Liaoning Province

    On December 19th, 2007, some Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Bai Heguo was transferred from Huazi Prison to Nanguanling Prison. Because he refused to do forced labour, guard Zhang Shuyi ordered prisoner Zhou to beat Mr. Bai in an office and then handcuffed him to the heating pipe. Mr. Bai's head was beaten beyond recognition, and his eyes were only a slit due to the swelling. When the guards found that he was dying, they took him to the hospital for emergency care, but he had died by the time he made it to the hospital.
  • Elderly Practitioner Dies as a Result of Persecution at Renshou County Brainwashing Centre in Sichuan Province

    According to witnesses, at 9 a.m. on July 9th, 2006, Ye Changdong, the head of Wenlin Town Police Station, put on plain-clothes and went with 20 others to force a female practitioner in her 70s to the emergency room on the third floor of Renshou County Hospital. The elderly practitioner sat on the edge of the bed for a little while and seemed to be in a lot of pain. The police told her to lie down. With one hand on her abdomen, she lay down on her side. A while later, Yang Changdong noticed that the woman was dying, so he got a doctor to do artificial respiration. It was only about three or four hours from the time she was taken into Emergency until her death. During that time, no one examined her. The doctor said that there was no record made of her visit.
  • Practitioners Tortured in Chengdu City Legal Education Centre, Elderly Ms. Deng Shufen Dies

    Ms. Deng Shufen, in her 70s, was arrested and detained eight times after the persecution started. On October 1st, 2007, she went to speak out for justice for Falun Gong to the town government. In the middle of that night officers arrested Ms. Deng and took her to the Chengdu City Legal Education Centre (a brainwashing centre) for 40 days. She was released after she could not eat as a result of the mental and physical torture. She was as thin as a skeleton, and her eyes remained wide open for two months. She died on May 5th, 2008.
  • Mr. Jin Yongnan from Tumen City, Jilin Province, Dies As a Result of Torture

    Mr. Jin Yongnan, a Falun Gong practitioner, was brutally mistreated in forced labour camps for years. In 2004 police arrested him again at home and confiscated Falun Gong books and leaflets exposing the persecution. The police tried to make him reveal the source of his materials by torturing him. From that afternoon on, the police beat him six days and six nights in a row, deprived him of sleep, and put a steel hat on his head so that two people could take turns beating it with a wooden bat. The bat snapped, his head bled and swelled, and every part of his body was damaged. In Jiutai Forced Labour Camp and suffered even more cruel torture, including the "stretching bed" and "swinging." Due to suffering from long-term torture Mr. Jin passed away on May 3rd, 2008.
  • Mr. Jiang Chengjiu and His Wife Li Fengqin Died as a Result of Persecution in Heilongjiang Province in 2004

    Ms. Li died as a result of the persecution in 2004, and her husband Mr. Jiang died in 2006 as a result of the persecution. Mr. Jiang Chengjiu was sent to Suihua City Forced Labour Camp for a two-year term. He was released in 2003. On September 3rd, 2004, police again sentenced him to three years of forced labour. His wife died about two weeks later. Mr. Jiang refused to succumb to the brainwashing. Guards cruelly tortured him, causing him to go deaf in on ear, and his legs and buttocks were covered with bruises. He died on November 15th, 2006.
  • Older Mr. Teng Zhiduo Dies as a Result of Persecution in Hebei Province

    Mr. Teng Zhiduo, 62, became very healthy after he began practising Falun Gong in 1998. However, since the persecution started in July 1999, the police arrested and detained him many times. The most severe case occurred in autumn 2004 when police officers arrested Mr. Teng while he was distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling people the facts about Falun Gong. They detained him for two months and subjected him to numerous tortures. On March 24th, 2008, Mr. Teng Zhiduo fell. His family took him to the hospital, but he quietly passed away, never having recovered from the tortures he experienced for refusing to give up his belief in Falun Gong.
  • Older Mr. Tang Cibao Died from Effects of Persecution in Hunan Province

    In May 2006, agents of the Yongzhou City Domestic Security Division ransacked Mr. Tang Cibao's home and took his computer, printer, TV, and cash. He was forced to leave home to avoid being arrested. In January 2007, someone reported that Mr. Tang had returned to his home. Officer Feng Defu arrested him on February 2nd, 2007, and took him to Xinkaipu Forced Labour Camp to serve a two year term. Mr. Tang lost 70 pounds due to the brutal mistreatment. He had no energy to talk, and developed serious liver disease. The Camp Administration ordered his family to pick him up in October 2007, and he died on May 13th, 2008.
  • Four Practitioners Die as a Result of Persecution in Sichuan, Hebei and Tianjin

    Ms. Zhang Hanping, in her 40s, lived in Tianjin City. She was arrested while putting up posters exposing the persecution in the Baodi District in April 2004. She was then sentenced to three and a half years in prison. While she was jailed in the Tianjin Prison, Ms. Zhang was subjected to brainwashing and physical abuse. She suffered from diabetes and pancreatitis after she was released in 2007. Ms. Zhang died on April 30th, 2008.
  • Mr. Wang Guiming Died from Torture - His Wife Arrested for Appealing for Him

    On February 13th, 2008, Mr. Wang Guiming, a Falun Gong practitioner, was arrested by local police and subjected to brutal torture. On February 27th, 2008, he was taken to the Chaoyanggou Forced Labour Camp, where he died two days later, due to torture. The authorities, however, stated that he died a "sudden death." His wife, Ms. Han Fengxia, hired a lawyer and filed a lawsuit with the Suburban Procuratorate in Changchun City. She presented eight doubtful points to show that Mr. Wang did not die of "sudden death," but was actually murdered. Consequently, Ms. Han was arrested from her residence on April 15th, 2008.
  • "Model Worker" Dies as a Result of Persecution

    Mr. Ding Guowang was sentenced to 18 months of forced labour at the Tuanhe Forced Labour Camp in Beijing. He was subjected to brainwashing. In March 2003, Mr. Ding was released. He appeared to suffer a nervous breakdown. He would often cry or laugh without reason and spoke gibberish. He could not take care of himself, and his condition worsened in 2004. In 2005, half of his body was paralysed and he could no longer speak. He became incontinent and had to fully rely on his family to take care of him. He died on April 20th, 2008, at the age of 65.
  • Three Practitioners Died as a Result of Persecution in Liaoning, Sichuan, and Yunnan Provinces

    Ms. Fu Ping, 44, was arrested in 2000, while handing out Falun Gong leaflets exposing the persecution. She was locked in a cell for death row inmates for more than three weeks by officers from Gaoxin District. Ms. Fu was then sentenced to 18 months of forced labour. Later, she was reported to the authorities while handing out DVDs exposing the persecution. Her home was ransacked, and she was forced to leave her home for a long period of time to avoid being arrested. After returning home, Fu Ping was under surveillance and could not practise Falun Gong. Her former illnesses reoccurred and she lived a hard life. Ms. Fu died at the end of March 2008, her body entirely swollen.
  • Persecution in Henan Province: Father Repeatedly Arrested, 14 Year-Old Son Dies

    Zhang Xiaoruan is a Falun Gong practitioner. Because he believed in Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance, and wanted to be a good person, he was persecuted during the past nine years. His family was devastated. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20th, 1999, Zhang Xiaoruan was dismissed by his work unit and lost his job because he insisted on practising Falun Gong. Zhang Xiaoruan's son, Zhang Wenbin, was dismissed from Xiaoyuan Village School because he did not give up his practice of Falun Gong. In the village, he was often abused, and laughed at by other people. He passed away on December 28th, 2000, at the age of 14.
  • Mr. Lu Renqing Dies after Being Transferred to Three Different Prisons

    Mr. Lu Renqing, 39, could not understand why the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) banned Falun Gong on July 20th, 1999, so he decided to go to Beijing to appeal for this good practice that had benefited him both spiritually and physically. He was arrested in Beijing before he was able to get to the Office of Appeals. After that he was arrested several times and in December 2002, sent to Huazi Prison. On the September 27th, 2004, under orders from the guards, three prisoners stuffed his mouth, and then beat him until all three of the prisoners were exhausted. He was injured all over his body and had two broken ribs. The long term mental and physical tortures that Mr. Lu had endured damaged his health beyond recovery. Mr. Lu Renqing died on April 19th, 2008.
  • A Disabled Person and His Family in Huaiyang, Henan Province, Brutally Persecuted

    Mr. Yang Gui (also called Yang Dezhi) is disabled. He and his family have been persecuted again and again by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) over the last nine years because they persist in their belief in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance". Yang Gui and his brother, Yang Chao, were sentenced and are still being held in forced labour camps. His sister, Yang Liu, was arrested by the police and beaten. His uncle, Jian Yongjun, was sentenced. Both of his parents died.
  • A Child Dies While Both Parents Are Detained; Police Refuse to Release the Parents for the Funeral

    On March 13th, 2008, Xu Dingguo, a 12 year-old boy suffered a severe case of food poisoning and was rushed to the hospital. On the way, he cried out "I want my mum and dad," until he passed away. He was not able to see his parents at his last moment of life. His mother, Ms. Chen Yumei was arrested in February 2007, and is being detained at the Guizhou Province Women's Forced Labour Camp. His father, Mr. Xu Qihua was forced to leave home to try to prevent the persecution of him and his family. However, in September 2007, State Security agents arrested him in Guiyang City. On April 10th, 2008, Mr. Xu was tried in a secret court at the Guiyan City Judicial Police Hospital, and no family members were allowed to attend.