Mr. Zhang Zhong, 35, Died in the Harbin City Police Hospital in Heilongjiang Province (Photos)

Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhang Zhong, 35, lived in Hongguang Village, Taiping Town, Bayan County, Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province. He was an employee of the Lamadian Chemicals Company, Daqing City. He died on October 16th, 2006, in the Harbin City Police Hospital.

Mr. Zhang Zhong's wife is also an Falun Dafa practitioner, and is currently detained in the Heilongjiang Province Women's Labour Camp (formerly the Harbin City Drug Rehabilitation Centre).

After tapping into cable TV in Changchun City was successfully done in 2002 by practitioners in Changchun, Mr. Zhang Zhong was arrested in April 2002 and sentenced to ten years in prison. He was detained in the Daqing City Prison until July 2002, where he went through inhuman tortures. His health was ravaged, as he experienced problems with all of his major internalorgans, experienced muscular atrophy all over the body, partial paralysis, difficulty breathing, and lapsing into unconsciousness for long periods of time. His blood pressure was 40-50 mm, and he was as thin as a skeleton. The prison released him for medical treatment when they saw that he was dying.

An emaciated and dying Mr. Zhang Zhong after being tortured in the Daqing City Prison (July 2004)

Helped by fellow practitioners, Mr. Zhang Zhong could soon do the exercises. His dying body recovered in only one month. In order to avoid being arrested again, he was forced to leave home to live out of town.

On August 10th, 2006, Mr. Zhang Zhong went to visit friends in the Honglang Garden Neighbourhood in Harbin City, and was arrested by policemen from the Haxi Station in Nangang District and the Dongli District Department. He was detained in the Nangang District Police Department, where he was cruelly tortured.

After more than ten days, Mr. Zhang Zhong was transferred to the Harbin City Police Hospital. His friends went to visit him at the end of September, but they were not allowed to see him. Guards said that Mr. Zhang was in fine health and asked his friends for his family's phone numbers.

Mr. Zhang Zhong was closely watched by a prisoner in the hospital, but if he was not sick, why did they keep him in the hospital?

At around 9 a.m. on October 16th, 2006, the hospital asked Daqing City Prison to notify Mr. Zhang Zhong's parents that he died. His parents arrived at the hospital at 3 p.m. on the same day, but the hospital did not issue a death certificate or notice and refused to let the family see his body. Ten days after his death, his family was still denied the right to see his body.

A number of questions have to be raised about this case.

1. Why did they not let Mr. Zhang Zhong use the closer hospital, since the Nangang District Police Department is much closer to the Harbin City Medical University Hospital, and Harbin City Police Hospital is located in another Daili District?
2. Why did they not let friends and family see him, and why was he in the hospital when the doctor said he was not sick?
3. Why were they using a prisoner to watch over him in the hospital?
4. Why did they not notify his family and employer when he was dying, but waited until after he died?
5. Why did they not issue a death certificate, and why did they not let his family see his body?
6. Why did the guard Xin say that Mr. Zhang Zhong was fine, just 2 weeks before he died?

We believe that Mr. Zhang Zhong was killed by the Nangang District Police Department and the Harbin City Police Hospital.

Mr. Zhang Zhong was a very energetic young man. He cultivated Falun Dafa, was very kind, and always thought of others first. His mother is living on intravenous injection due to the heavy blow of this tragic news.

Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2006/10/26/141071.html

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