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Practitioners Were Tortured to Death in Changchun City

August 16, 2004
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Attachment I: Practitioners Were Tortured to Death in Changchun City

(Up until December 3, 2003, it has been verified that 41 practitioners were tortured to death)

Attachment II: Some Torture Death Cases

Case 1. Dr. Guifeng Zhao

Dr. Guifeng Zhao, Female, about 40 years old. Chinese medical doctor in the First Automobile Manufacturing Company in Changchun, Jilin Province.

Dr. Zhao has been illegally detained in the Shuangyang Detention Center. She has been interrogated many times outside the detention center by the Changchun municipal public security bureau, in some reserved room in a hotel near Jingyuetan in Changchun. The exact room number is not known because the policemen blindfolded Dr. Zhao as soon as they were outside the Shuangyang Detention Center. Everytime she was tortured before sent back. The first time, the policemen beat Dr. Zhao non-stop for three days and three nights. The second time, Dr. Zhao was put on the tiger stools for five days and five nights. Her right arm and rib was broken due to the beating. The third time, she was put on the tiger stool for seven days and seven nights. During the beatings this time, Dr. Zhao lost conscious many times. The police spread cold water on her and then continuted to beat her after she became awake, finally they broke her neck vertebra. When she was in comatose condition, Dr. Zhao heard one policeman saying "let's not beat her to death like that Gao Ya last time." Only then was she sent back by the police. Dr. Zhao came back with broken right arm, rib and neck vertebra. But in order to cover their evil deeds, the police did not send her for any medical treatment. And to further block the information, the people who were in the same room with Dr. Zhao and knew her situation were sent to the so-called education-through-labor camp, illegally. Rightnow Dr. Zhao Guifeng has been disabled, and is still detained in the Shuangyang Detention Center.

Case 2. Ms. Han, Chunyuan

Ms. Han, Chunyuan, female, was a Falun Gong practitioner in Changchun City, Jilin Province. She was illegally sentenced to four years in prison. In July 2002, a guard named Jiang repeated shocked her with an electric baton until she died.

Case 3. Ms Wang, Kefei

Ms. Wang, Kefei, female, 35 years old, worked at Changchun Agriculture Bank in Jilin Province. Wang Kefei held a 25-day hunger strike at Heizuizi Labor Camp in Changchun City to protest the brutal persecution. On December 20, 2001, she was tortured to death.

Since July 22, 1999, Ms.Wang Kefei was illegally detained numerous times. She was perseverant in the detention center and was heavily shackled for 11 days. When she was interrogated, she was carried in and out of the room. In early August 2001, she was illegally sentenced to forced labor, and was sent to Heizuizi Female Labor Camp where she was brutally tortured. Several days after she was sent to the labor camp, her face became deformed from torture and her body was covered with bruises. In November 2001, Ms.Wang Kefei resisted overtime slave labor and was tortured by perpetrators led by Luan Yunjuan, the deputy group head. After Ms.Wang Kefei started the hunger strike, she was tied to the head of a double-bunk metal bed standing up, so she can't move or lie down. Sometimes she is laid flat on the ground.

Around 9 a.m. on December 20, 2001, the perpetrators at Heizuizi Labor Camp sent Ms.Wang Kefei, who was near death at the time, to Jilin Province Labor Reeducation Center Hospital. Ms.Wang Kefei was unconscious and incontinent. The doctor didn't conduct any examination and Ms.Wang Kefei's hands were tied the sides of the bed throughout the whole time she was receiving intravenous infusion. The hospital staff didn't check on her even once, and her I.V. bottle was changed by a female inmate. Around 6 p.m., Ms.Wang Kefei was found to be not making any sound, and she was immediately carried to the morgue without any emergency treatment.

Case 4. Ms. Shen, Jianli

Ms.Shen, Jianli, female, 34 years old, was a professor at the Application Mathematics Department of Jilin University Nanling District. Ms.Shen Jianli went to Beijing five times to appeal, and for three times she was arrested and sent back to Changchun. She was detained under security detention for a total of 30 days. On March 2, 2001, the authority of Jilin University called her four-year-old daughter and her to school and forcibly sent them to Nanguan District Brainwashing Class.

Ms.Shen Jianli's husband Mr. Zhen Weidong was a teacher at Jilin Electronic Information High Technical School, and he is also a Falun Gong practitioner. He was arrested when making truth clarification materials and was detained at No. 3 Detention Center in Changchun. On March 6, by order from the "610 Office", the Changchun Nanguan Court tried 13 Falun Gong practitioners including Mr. Zhen Weidong for the second time. During the trial, the police arrested many practitioners who went to audit the trial, and they beat practitioners who defended legally themselves in court. Ms. Shen Jianli was arrested by police on this day, although according to Chinese law, she has the right to audit the trial as a family member. In late April, she was tortured to death by police, less than two months after her arrest.

Her husband Mr. Zhen Weidong is still being detained. Their friends are taking care of their four-year-old daughter.

The Jilin University "610 Office" has verified the name of Ms. Shen Jianli, which shows they were in charge of her case.

Case 5. Mr. Hou, Mingkai

Mr. Hou, Mingkai, male, 35 years old, was a Falun Gong practitioner in Changchun City, Jilin Province.

In March 2002, Mr. Hou Mingkai took part in airing truth clarification videos in Changchun City. The "610 Office" posted an award of 50,000 yuan and two-step-up promotion for the capture of Mr. Hou Mingkai. On August 21, 2002, Mr. Hou Mingkai was arrested, and the police claimed he "committed suicide by jumping off a building". On August 23, his body was secretly cremated.

Case 6. Mr. Liu Yi

Mr. Liu Yi, male, 34 years old, lived at Qingnian Road, Luyuan District, Changchun City, Jilin Province.

On March 18, 2002, Mr. Liu Yi resisted persecution and was arrested by the local police from the Criminal Police Division of Luyuan District Police Department. He was brutally beaten to death in the office of the Criminal Police Division, and his body was placed in People's Liberation Army 208 Hospital. The police watched his family around the clock and they strictly blocked the news.

This is the first case of death from brutal violence after the large-scale search began on March 6. Within three days from March 6 to March 9, more than 3,000 Falun Gong practitioners in Changchun were arrested and detained under criminal detention, due to direct pressure from Jiang Zemin.

Case 7. Mr. Liu, Haibo

Mr. Liu, Haibo, male, 34 years old, was a doctor at the CT room of Luyuan District Hospital in Changchun City. Mr.Liu Haibo was illegally detained numerous times, his home was ransacked and he was brutally tortured. In the evening of March 11, 2002, Mr.Liu Haibo was abducted by police from Kuancheng District Police Department and was brutally tortured to death. The police department authority ordered his body to be secretly cremated and they strictly blocked information.

Case 8. A male Dafa practitioner

A male Dafa practitioner from Changchun City, Jilin Province, was in his 30s and worked at an Industrial and Commercial Bank.

On March 16, 2002, he resisted the large-scale arrest triggered by the airing of truth clarification videos. As a result, he was arrested and brutally beaten to death at the Criminal Police Division of Jicheng Police Department. Several of his internal organs were broken and his body was grossly deformed.

Case 9. Mr. Song, Changguang

Mr. Song, Changguang, male, 26 years old, was about to graduate from Jilin University, Telecommunications College. He was a Falun Gong practitioner and lived in Biangang Township, Shuangchenzi Village, Changchun City, Jilin Province. Mr. Song was brutally tortured at Division Four of Chaoyanggou Labor Camp. He was fiendishly beaten by guards and inmates, and his body was covered with bruises. His toenails fell off due to a cruel beating with a hammer. A dozen days after his release, he passed away on November 12, 2002 from several internal injuries.

Case 10. Ms. Yin, Shuyun

Ms. Yin, Shuyun, Female, age 46, Falun Gong practitioner from Changchun City of Jielin Province. In 2000 during annual Congressional conference Ms. Yin went to Beijing to appeal against the persecution of Falun Gong in Tiananmen. She was arrested and sent back to Heizuizi Female Labor Camp in Jielin. In the labor camp, Liu Lianyin, team head of the second branch, together with other police beat Ms. Yin severely. They used electric shock to beat her mouth, teeth and her body and kicked her stomach. While they were beating her, they kept asking Ms. Yin whether she still wanted to practice Falun Gong. If so, they beat her more and more severely until her body was black and blue all over. Liu Lianyin grasped Ms. Yin's head and hit it against the wall until her head blood. In the afternoon of May 28, 2000 Ms. Yin was tortured to death in such repeated torture.

Case 11. Ms. Li Shuqin

Ms. Li Shuqin, female, age 54, Falun Gong practitioner from Changchun City of Jielin Province. On March 20 2003 Ms. Li Shuqin was kidnapped by Changjiulu Police Station while she visited the other Falun Gong practitioner Zhang Hongyou. In the Third Detention Center of Changchun City, Ms. Li was illegally detained and tortured. She was handcuffed for a long period of time. Every time when she was interrogated, she was tortured near to death. In detention center she was forced feeding with corn powder, spicy pepper powder and water together. She was tortured to death.

Case 12. Ms. Zhang, Zhenqiu

Ms. Zhang, Zhenqiu, female, age 43, living in second floor of Changchun City Wheel Factory Dorm #1 unit.

On February 20, 2003, Ms. Zhang Zhenqiu was tortured by the police from Kuanchen district Police Station. She was sent to the Police Hospital after she was tortured near to death. Since she was severely beaten, the hospital could not do anything to save her life. In the same day, she died. Her corpse was forced to be cremated soon.

The perpetrators responsible for her death are: Changchun City"610" office, Kuanchen District Police Station.

Case 13. Mr. Bai Xiaojun

Mr. Bai Xiaojun, male, age 35, Master Degree of Philosophy, lecturer of Northeastern Teacher University in Jielin province.

In July 2000, Mr. Bai Xiaojun was sentenced to be one-year term labor camp because he went to Beijing to appeal against the persecution of Falun Gong. In January 2002, after his sentence extended to have additional seven months, Mr. Bai was sent to Changchun City Chaoyanggou Labor Camp Forth Branch. During this illegal detention, he was beaten to have injures. Mr. Bai was sent to the police hospital. On July 18, 2003, Mr. Bai was tortured to death. Wang Xiaomin (tel: 0431-519-5959), the director of Changchun City Weizigou Labor Camp, did not deny the fact that Mr. Bai was tortured to death during the telephone conversation.

Bai Shaohua, younger brother of Mr. Bai Xiaojun, undergraduate of People's University of China, has been illegally imprisoned and tortured by many severe means. Their mother is Falun Gong practitioner as well. She was beaten while she went to Beijing to appeal against Falun Gong persecution. She was forced to leave her home. Her whereabouts is unknown now.

Case 14. Mr. Ji, Jingchang

Mr. Ji, Jingchang, male, age 53, living in Nanguan District of Changchun City

All family member of Mr. Ji Jingchang practice Falun Gong. Because of that, The local police often came to his home for interrogation. The police even once used gun to threat his son. The police arrested their family often and tortured them. These caused Ji Mr. Ji to lose living capability. Mr. Ji had to lie on the bed and be taken care of by others. On August 26, 2002, Mr. Ji Jingchang was tortured to death.

Case 15. Ms. Li Rong

Ms. Li Rong, female, Falun Gong practitioner of Changchun City of Jielin Province

In March 2002, Ms.Li Rong was arrested by the local police by being accused of anticipating in TVbroadcasting- the truth of Falun Gong. In the end of March and the beginning of April, Ms.Li Rong was tortured to death in a very short time. The case is in the process of investigation. The Changchun City Police Center admitted the fact of her death.