Mr. Zhanrui Wu was a volunteer coordinator for the Falun Gong practice in Fushun City. According to sources inside China, Mr. Wu was taken into custody on July 20, 1999 and died shortly afterward. While Chinese state-run newspapers had reported that Mr. Wu had committed suicide, these sources reveal that Mr. Wu was actually tortured to death in an attempt by his captors to force him to renounce Falun Gong. Because he refused, his captors tortured him, broke his ribs, and eventually killed him.
An official with the Fushun City Public Security Department confirmed Mr. Wu's death.
The death of Mr. Wu fits a disturbing pattern that began two days before the official ban of Falun Gong on July 22, 1999. In the early morning hours of July 20, 1999, Falun Gong volunteers throughout the country were taken from their homes and detained. These individuals were then subjected to severe torture and brainwashing techniques in an effort to get them to publicly make statements against Falun Gong and its founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi. Many believe this policy was an attempt to shake the resolve of other practitioners, who numbered in the tens of millions, by broadcasting footage of the volunteers denouncing the practice. Like Mr. Wu, some of the volunteers who refused to denounce Falun Gong were eventually killed.
Due to tight control by Jiang Zemin's regime over the information regarding Falun Gong practitioners being killed in custody, the details of Mr. Wu's case have only now been uncovered.
More recently, Mr. Yongshun Shan, 40 years old, was illegally detained in the Zhengzhou City Baimiao Labor Camp before he was tortured to death, according to sources inside China. On October 19th 2001, he was sent to the Zhengzhou Air Force Hospital when he was "on the verge of death," these sources say. Despite an emergency rescue effort, Mr. Shan died from his injuries incurred while in custody.
Posting Date: 11/22/2001
Category: Death Cases
Source: Clearwisdom - 11/22/2001
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