Death Cases

  • Additional Information on the Persecution and Deaths of Mr. Han Liguo and Mr. Sun Qian in Shenyang Prison

    Guards at Shenyang City No. 2 Prison in Liaoning Province routinely torture Falun Gong practitioners very brutally. Practitioner Mr. Han Liguo was tortured to death, followed by the death of practitioner Mr. Sun Qian. Guards have also tortured practitioner Sun Yongsheng. One Saturday morning in early July 2004, somebody in the No. 20 Ward called out for Han Liguo and said that the prison head, Li Jianguo, wanted to see him. Nobody has seen Mr. Han since. After a long time, other prisoners heard that he had already passed away. But just how did he die? No one knows what really happened.
  • Mr. Jin Dezhu Dies as Result of Persecution in Jilin Province

    School teacher Mr. Jin Dezhu, in his 40s, was fired by the principal in 2002 for refusing to give up Falun Gong and the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Under enormous pressure, his wife divorced him. He was detained several times for practising Falun Gong. He was sent for 18 months of forced labour at the Yinmahe Forced Labour Camp in Jiutai City, Jilin Province. Mr. Jin was tortured and spent a long time on the sitting board. After seven months, Mr. Jin became emaciated and developed severe tuberculosis. His life was in danger and he passed out many times. The labour camp had doctors take him back home to avoid responsibility for his condition. Mr. Jin was hospitalized twice, but died on December 31st, 2008.
  • Mr. Zhong Kai Dies in the Beiye Prison in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

    Mr. Zhong Kai, 32, experienced multiple periods of persecution by police for refusing to give up his belief in Falun Gong. In 2007, he was transferred to the Beiye Prison. Mr. Zhong was tortured with sleep derivation and the guards only allowed him to have a half of a bun per meal. He was starved for long periods of time. In November 2008, guards forced Mr. Zhong to go from ward to ward where he was humiliated, criticized, and beaten by the prisoners. On the morning of December 26th, 2008, Mr. Zhong died after falling from the top of the ward building. The ward never issued a statement explaining the cause of his death. Instead, they declared his death.
  • More Information Regarding Mr. Dong Fengshan's Death After Six Days in Siping City Prison, Jilin Province

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Dong Fengshan was detained in the Shanyou Detention Centre in Songyuan City and secretly sentenced to nine years in prison. The whole process was done without notifying his family. On October 23rd, 2008, he was taken to the Jilin Province Prison in Siping City. Only six days later, on October 29th, 2008, Mr. Dong's wife received a call from Siping Prison telling her that Mr. Dong was dying of an illness. However, when they rushed to the prison, the administration told them that he had already died. The Prison Administration failed to give his family any reasonable explanation. According to new information, Mr .Dong Fengshan was beaten to death by prisoners.
  • Physical Education Teacher Mr. Jin Youfeng Dies after Five Years of Imprisonment

    Mr. Jin Youfeng was sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment and locked away in the Mudanjiang City Prison. His wife, Ms. Jiang, was imprisoned in the Harbin City Women's Prison. In 2004, Mr. Jin was tortured in the training ward of the prison He was locked in a Small Cell, forced to wear shackles and a "Hand-Stick" Cuff, and was force-fed. The guards inserted thick force-feeding tubes roughly, intentionally causing pain, and they force-fed large amounts of raw cornmeal and hot chilli pepper powder that would overflow and cause the practitioners to choke. On June 6th, 2008, when he was dying, he was released. He died on January 21st, 2009, in the Mudanjiang City Contagious Diseases Hospital.
  • Father and Son Die as Result of Persecution in Liaoning Province

    After July 20th, 1999, when the persecution of Falun Gong began, Mr. Xiao Yubin and his son, Mr. Xiao Peng were brutally persecuted for refusing to give up their faith. On October 29th, 1999, Xiao Peng was sentenced to three years at the Jinzhou City Forced Labour Camp. He was tortured there and suffered injuries all over his body. He was taken to the Jinzhou City Mental Hospital, where he was injected with nerve-damaging drugs. As a result, he suffered a mental breakdown, became emaciated, had difficulty walking, and was unable to take care of himself. He died on June 9th, 2002, at the age of 30. The relentless persecution put Xiao Yubin under tremendous stress. He died on December 26th, 2008, at the age of 61.
  • Ms. Li Yinju Dies in China's Liaoning Province

    In July 2006, Ms. Li Yinju, 56, was arrested on the street while she was distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling elementary school students the facts about Falun Gong. She was sentenced to one year of forced labour in the Shibalihe Women's Labour Camp in Henan Province. The guards tried to force her to give up her faith, conducted long-term brainwashing sessions by not allowing her to sleep, beating her, and locking her in a small cell. She died at home in the early morning on December 18th, 2008.
  • The Persecution of Ms. Wang Jie and Ms. Cai Shaojie in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province

    In October 2002, Ms. Wang Jie and Ms. Cai Shaojie were arrested in Tieling City in Liaoning Province. While being detained at the police station, Ms. Wang Jie was tortured to the point of near-death, then taken to a local hospital for emergency treatment. After police officers interrogated Ms. Cai, they hung her up by her arms and beat her with electric batons. Afterwards, she was unable to use her left hand for several months and found it difficult to take care of herself. Ms. Cai was sentenced in 2003 to seven years of imprisonment. The two women were brutally tortured in the Liaoning Province Prison and came close to losing their life on at least one occasion.
  • The Crimes Committed by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Official Li Fuguo from Hebei Province

    Li Fuguo male, 40 years old, has personally taken part in the arrest of 13 Falun Gong practitioners from Tanghai County. He has done so ever since he became the Tanghai County Domestic Security Division Head and 610 Office head in November 2006. One of the practitioners has died as a result of torture. Another one has become disabled from torture. Five practitioners were given jail terms. The persecution for the past two years have been the most severe for Falun Gong practitioners in Tanghai County since the Chinese Communist Party started the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999.
  • Three Practitioners Die as a Result of Persecution

    Mr. Xue Junli, 46, lived in Sanqiao Town, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province. Because he practised Falun Gong, he was detained four times, sent to one year of forced labour, and brutally beaten by guard Feng Xiyao with a rubber baton. The prisoners cruelly beat him as well. He was taken to forced brainwashing sessions three times. The last time he was taken to a brainwashing session, he was tortured until he was very weak, and he died in July 2008.
  • Additional Information on the Deaths of Three Falun Gong Practitioners in Yilan County, Heilongjiang Province

    On the night of November 28th, 2001, three practitioners from Yilan County--Ms. Zhang Min, Mr. Song Ruiyi, and Mr. Zhang Keming--went to Tuanshanzi Village to distribute leaflets exposing the persecution of Falun Gong and were reported to the police by a villager. Zhang Huanyou, the village police station chief, and his subordinates soon apprehended the practitioners. Zhang ordered village head Zhao Chungui to organize the villagers to wait alongside the road to intercept the practitioners. When they did, Zhao beat them with a thick wooden stick. A woman practitioner close to 70 was knocked down on the spot. These practitioners later died as a result of mistreatment.
  • Mr. Xie Chunze and His Family Persecuted Relentlessly in Chenghai City, Guangdong Province

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Xie Chunze, over 30 years old, was arrested by officers of Waisha Police Station in June 2000. He was then detained in Sanshui Forced Labour Camp for two years, where he suffered inhuman torture, and extreme devastation of his mind and body. Under this pressure, he was once known to have lost consciousness for three days and nights. After he woke up, it was seen that he had suffered a mental breakdown. His father Xie Jiqi, ill from the constant fear and fighting, died in January 2003. In April 2005, police officers of Waisha Police Station again arrested Mr. Xie's mother, Cai Yu'e, and held her prisoner at the Sanshui Brainwashing Centre for four months.
  • Two Older Practitioners Die as a Result of Long-Term Persecution

    Ms. Zhang Yuhua, 58, went to the countryside to distribute leaflets exposing the persecution of Falun Gong, and was arrested and taken to a detention centre and had her sentenced to three years of forced labour after she was detained there for more than four months. Ms. Zhang entered Heizuizi Forced Labour Camp in August 2003. She had a stroke and developed cortical cerebellar atrophy due to being brutally mistreated. Her family picked her up, but the local police still required her to write a monthly report to the labour camp. She died on January 5th, 2009.
  • Further Details Regarding Death of Ms. Gu Jianmin at Shanghai Pudong Detention Centre

    It has been over 9 months since the death of practitioner Ms. Gu Jianmin. In March 2008, Ms. Gu Jianmin, over fifty years of age, was arrested and imprisoned at the Pudong Detention Centre for distributing leaflets exposing the persecution of Falun Gong. Ms. Gu went on a hunger strike to protest her persecution. She was then force-fed by the guards. Guards delayed rescuing Ms. Gu and lied to her husband about her condition. They deliberately slowed everything down so that she was already senseless and dying upon meeting her husband. However, the fact that blood was dripping out of her mouth continuously before her death exposed the crime they had committed.
  • Police Covertly Cremated the Remains of Mr. Qian Shiguang, Who Had Been Severely Injured

    Mr. Qian Shiguang, 65, died as a result of torture on September 8th, 2008, in the Gongjiawan Brainwashing Centre. According to witnesses, Mr. Qian appeared to have been severely traumatized. His face was bruised, his eyes bulged, and both of his hands were dark. Afraid of having their brutality exposed, the police dared not use a crematorium, and cremated the body secretly. Before his death Mr. Qian wrote about some of the abuse and brutal mistreatment he experienced on small slips of paper, under extremely difficult circumstances.