Torture, Death Cases, Organ Harvesting

  • Space Scientist Faces Trial, Wife Passed Away

    A couple in Tianjin who were accomplished space scientists have been repeatedly arrested for practising Falun Gong over the past 15 years. Detainee Mr. Xiong Huifeng was not allowed to see his wife-Ms. Liu Yuanjie one last time before her death. Years of police harassment, multiple arrests, and home searches have taken a toll on Ms. Liu. After her husband's last arrest she suffered a mental breakdown and her health began to deteriorate. She died at the age of 79 on March 3rd, 2015.
  • Nine Arrested on Suspicion of Putting Up Posters Exposing the Persecution of Falun Gong

    The police in Shenyang, Liaoning Province arrested nine local residents on April 13th, claiming they were caught on surveillance video putting up posters exposing the persecution of Falun Gong between late August and early September last year. The practitioners were beaten and force-fed hot chilli pepper water when they denied the police's allegation. Mr. Qi Xiangyang in particular was left with bruises all over his chest and back, and the swelling didn't subside even after ten days. He was further force-fed when he went on a hunger strike to protest the torture and detention.
  • Woman's Family Visit Cut Short When She Complains about Prison Violence Against Her

    Ms. Tan Guiying was complaining to her loved ones about the recent abuse she suffered at Heilongjiang Women's Prison, when the guards cut short the family visit on May 1st and took her back to her cell. The Harbin resident is serving a six-year sentence for practising Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party. She has been mistreated on many occasions for refusing to give up her belief since her transfer to the prison on February 27th, 2013. Her arms were temporarily disabled after being hung up for long periods of time shortly after her transfer to prison.
  • Belated News: Man, 55, Dies from Multiple Organ Failure Caused by Labour Camp Torture

    Mr. Chi Yaocai died as a result of multiple organ failure on February 11th, 2015. He was 55 years old. Mr. Cai was arrested on September 2nd, 2011 for exposing the persecution of Falun Gong. He was soon given two years of forced labour and sent to the Chaoyanggou Forced Labour Camp, a detention centre notorious for its maltreatment of Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Hebei Practitioner Abused in Detention Dies Shortly After Release

    Ms. Chu Lianrong suffered a mental collapse while detained for more than three months. She died on April 12th, 2015, 19 days after her release, at the age of 50. Ms. Chu was arrested on December 13th, 2014 for hanging banners with information about the persecution of Falun Gong. Police officers notified her brother to take her home on March 24th, 2015, claiming that she was on a hunger strike. Ms. Chu was emaciated, could not lift her head, and had several injuries on her face. She could not eat, drink, talk, or open her eyes.
  • Survivors of Liaoning Women's Prison Recount Their Torture

    Ms. Wu Yuping was tortured with electric batons in 2003 and 2004 at the Liaoning Women's Prison. In the Spring of 2003, police used electric batons to shock her mouth, which quickly became badly swollen. Ms. Liu Zhi, 51, was taken to the Liaoning Women's Prison in July 2011. There she was laid out on the “death bed.” Her arms and legs were stretched and secured to the four corners of a metal bed frame. She was kept in this position 24 hours a day for days at a time.
  • Forced Administration of Drugs in Prison Hospital Suspected in Death of Elderly Practitioner

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhou Chuming died on March 17th, 2015, at 71 years of age. Mr. Zhou had been imprisoned for almost three years for upholding his belief in Falun Gong. His health declined precipitously after he was forced to take unidentified drugs at the prison hospital for four months in 2010. His health continued to deteriorate after his release. It is strongly suspected that the drugs were instrumental in contributing to Mr. Zhou's decline and eventual death.
  • 69-year-old Woman Mysteriously Dies Five Days Prior to Scheduled Release from Prison

    Ms. Zhu Yulan's husband and daughter were busy at home, preparing for her return, after four years of unjustified imprisonment for believing in Falun Gong. Only five days before the big day of their reunion, they received the most disheartening news, that Ms. Zhu had passed away in prison on April 5th, 2015. She was 69.
  • Forced Administration of Drugs in Prison Hospital Suspected in Death of Elderly Practitioner

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhou Chuming died on March 17th, 2015, at 71 years of age. Mr. Zhou had been imprisoned for almost three years for upholding his belief in Falun Gong. His health declined precipitously after he was forced to take unidentified drugs at the prison hospital for four months in 2010. His health continued to deteriorate after his release. It is strongly suspected that the drugs were instrumental in contributing to Mr. Zhou's decline and eventual death.
  • Mr. Zhang Jinku Tortured While Imprisoned—Can No Longer Speak

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhang Jinku, was sentenced to five years in prison for his belief in Falun Gong. He can no longer speak, due to being tortured at Hulan Prison in Heilongjiang Province. Mr. Zhang was arrested on March 29th, 2013, and was very healthy at that time. He was brutally beaten during interrogation, and was subjected to various forms of torture. As result, his teeth were knocked out and the left side of his rib cage was injured. His injuries caused an inflammation of the lungs, and he contracted tuberculosis.
  • Family Extremely Concerned About Man's Mental Health after Two Years of Prison Abuse

    Mr. Zhou Bo's family has become alarmed over his mental state two years into his imprisonment for refusing to give up his belief in Falun Gong, a spiritual practice being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party. A once healthy man, Mr. Zhou now sits for hours on end with a blank look on his face, and is also suffering from insomnia. Mr. Zhou was arrested on November 20th, 2011 while distributing materials exposing the persecution of Falun Gong.
  • Teeth Pulled, Knocked Out, or Broken from Force-feeding and Beating

    Detained Falun Gong practitioners who refuse to renounce their belief are often forced-fed and beaten, both of which often result in dental injuries. As practitioners struggle during force-feeding, their tormentors resort to all kinds of devices to pry their mouths open, often damaging their teeth and gums.
  • Thirty Death Cases of Falun Gong Practitioners Confirmed in 2015

    Fourteen Falun Gong practitioners are confirmed to have been tortured to death in the first three months of 2015. In addition, 16 death cases that occurred between 2007 and 2014 have been recently confirmed. All of the practitioners experienced severe torture before death, including being subjected to brainwashing, brutal beatings, sleep deprivation, and electric shocks.
  • Older Falun Gong Practitioner Dies 4 Months after Release from Prison

    Mr. Yun Zhengqun died on February 13th, four months after his release from years of imprisonment for his belief in Falun Gong, a spiritual practice being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party. The 64-year-old man was arrested on April 12th, 2007 after a group of police officers broke into his house in the middle of the night. He was later sentenced to seven and a half years. Mr. Yun was brutally tortured while serving his time at Dongling Prison in the city of Shenyang.
  • 80-Year-Old Sentenced a Second Time for Practising Falun Gong

    Ms. Liao An'an was sentenced to five years on February 6th following her arrest last September for practising Falun Gong. The authorities soon transferred her to a local prison without any notification to her family. Prior to her latest imprisonment, the 80-year-old woman from Baiyin City, Gansu Province had been detained many times for exercising her constitutional right to practise Falun Gong. In particular, she was first given five years back in 2008. While incarcerated at Gansu Province Women's Prison, she was brutally beaten and forced to do hard labour for refusing to give up her belief.