Additional Information about Mr. Gu Qun's Death at the Hands of the Police in Liaoning Province

Mr. Gu Qun was a Falun Gong practitioner who lived in Dalian City, Liaoning Province. He was arrested five times and later sent to a forced labour camp. He died within 23 days after being arrested for the fifth time.

While Mr. Gu was distributing Falun Gong materials exposing the persecution on the afternoon of March 16th, 2008, he was arrested by officers from the Tianjin Street Police Station and taken to the Yaojia Detention Centre the next day. He went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution and was violently force-fed, which permanently damaged his health. On April 7th, the detention centre administration took him to the Dalian City Third People's Hospital. The doctor said that he must be admitted to the hospital as he needed urgent care, but the detention centre administration said that he would be taken to the Police Hospital. However, he was taken back to the detention centre instead. At 9 a.m. on April 8th, the centre administration took Mr. Gu Qun to the Third People's Hospital again, only it was too late because he had already died by the time he arrived there--this was a transparent attempt for police to try to evade responsibility for Mr. Gu's death. The police waited until after 2 p.m. on April 9th to notify his family that he had died.

The Centre Administration had sentenced Mr. Gu to 18 months of forced labour, but tortured him to death before he was taken to the labour camp. One week after he died, a friend of Mr. Gu's took some clothes for him to the detention centre. The guards did not bother to tell the friend about Mr. Gu's death, but accepted them as if he were still alive.

Dalian City Detention Centre: 86-411-86870728
Director Wang Hongtao (male), Deputy Directors Chen Weidong and Zhou Guichun (both male)
Warden's office: 86-411-86871422
CCP Director office: 86-411-86870181
Tianjin Street Police Station Director Xu Ming (male): 86-13804255958 (Mobile)

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