Mr. Wang Jitao from Chengde City, Hebei Province Dies within Three Months from Brutal Torture in Three Detention Centres

Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Wang Jitao, 54 years old, was living in Chengde City, Hebei Province. Because he practised Falun Gong, officers from the Chengde City 610 Office1, the National Security Division, the Political and Legal Committee, and the local police department cruelly tortured him. He died on April 30th, 2007.

Mr. Wang became healthy and was free of illness after he started practising Falun Dafa. Officers from the city 610 Office, National Security, and the local police department arrested him on September 1st, 2003. They took him to the Chengde City Detention Centre and locked him in a cell on death row. In order to force him to give up his belief in Falun Dafa, the guards used all kinds of brutal methods to torture him. They didn't give him food, didn't allow him to sleep, used electric batons to shock his head, and beat him. They beat him so brutally that his head became badly swollen. The beating resulted in extravagated fluid inside his skull, and he eventually got a brain tumour.

Later, Mr. Wang was transferred to the Luanping County Detention Centre. The guards ordered the inmates to strip off Mr. Wang's clothes and pour cold water over him from head to toe in the freezing winter. After they poured 33 buckets over him, he lost consciousness. They beat and cursed him every day to try to force him to give up practising Falun Dafa.

Mr. Wang Jitao was then transferred to the Dalaohugou Detention Centre in Chengde City. He was held in three detention centres within three months. He was beaten badly whenever he was moved to a new detention centre. The 610 Office in Chengde City did this on purpose because they were attempting to kill him.

After he arrived in the Chengde City Detention Centre, the guards were even more cruel. They beat Wang Jitao so badly that he vomited blood. His head became swollen, four of his teeth feel out, and his ribs were broken. A photo taken before he died showed his ribs with obvious fractures.

In Chengde City Detention Centre, he was only given some leftover vegetable soup at every meal. He didn't receive the clothes and shoes his family members sent him and had to go barefoot in the winter.

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1. "The 610 office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.

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