Mr. Zhang Shunlong Tortured and Killed in Police Custody

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Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhang Shunlong, 44, lived in Yanping Township, Dongliao County, Jilin Province. On May 26th, 2006, he was illegally arrested1 from his home by policemen from the local Liaoheyuan Police Station, and tortured and killed on the same day. His body was cremated on May 28th, 2006 without his family's approval. His wife, also in detention at the time, was very distraught by his sudden death. She appeared mentally disoriented, and was released home.

Before Zhang Shunlong's arrest, his younger brother, Zhang Shunhong, and sister-in-law Liu Xiangzhuo had been arrested and detained in the Liaoyuan City Detention Centre. The police arrested Zhang Shunlong using the excuse of stopping him from going to the Dongji Police Department to request the release of his younger brother. Currently, his older brother Zhang Shunming and sister-in-law (a non-practitioner) are all detained in the Liaoyuan City Detention Centre.

On April 26th, 2006, Falun Dafa practitioner Zhang Shunhong and his wife Liu Xiangzhuo were arrested and detained together with several practitioners. Early on the morning of May 26th, 2006, Zhang Shunlong, his wife Lu Fengling and Ms. Lu's younger sister (a non-practitioner) and Zhang Shunlong's older brother, Zhang Shunming, planned to go to the Dongji Police Department to request the release of their family members, but they were all arrested by police from Liaoyuanhe Station. They spread the word that they would go to Beijing to appeal this injustice. The police brutally beat Mr. Zhang Shunlong, and eyewitnesses saw him falling to his death from the third floor of the police station building. He had been beaten until he was covered in blood -- it was terrible to see. Mr. Zhang's body was then dissected and cremated without the family's approval.

The Administration of the Liaoheyuan Police Station has sealed all information about Zhang Shunlong's death.

Mr. Zhang's family remaining at home consists of his elderly mother (in her 70s or 80s) and 2 young children, plus his wife, who was just released after suffering a mental breakdown.

Liaoheyuan Police Station Head Zhang Chuanhong (male): 86-437-5184110 (office)

Dongliao County Bureau of Legal Justice Head Zhang Biao (male): 86-437-5108806, 86-437-5101005, or 86-13843759693 (mobile)


1. Illegally arrested: Contrary to what former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, who initiated the persecution, and the Chinese Communist Party would like the world to believe, practising Falun Gong is NOT illegal in China. Although the Public Security Department issued an unconstitutional set of restraints on the practice at the onset of the persecution in 1999, no laws have been passed by the only legislative body in China, the People's Congress, banning Falun Gong or granting the police the authority to arrest Falun Gong practitioners for practising the exercises or distributing flyers. For a more complete discussion of the illegality of the persecution of Falun Gong, please refer to the article "The Ban on Falun Gong—A Dictator's Whim, Not the Rule of Law". (Variation: "illegally sentenced")

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