Dong Yongwei, male, 52, Lushunkou District, Dalian, Liaoning Province

Dong Yongwei was from Dalongtang village, Longtang town, Lushunkou District, Dalian City, Liaoning Province. He was the Dafa assistant in Longwangtang. He had been chosen as an "excellent Communist Party member" on many occasions. In addition, he was the director of both the Dalongtang Latex Factory and the Chenglong Hard Plastic and Bottle Lid Factory. In July 1999, he was asked to withdraw from the Communist Party because he insisted on practicing Falun Dafa.

At about 8pm on the night of July 21, 2000, the local police followed Dong Yongwei when he traveled to Dalian to get Teacher's Jingwen ("Eliminate Interference" article). Upon his return, even before he had a chance to step into his home, the local police station leader, Mr. Sun, policeman Zhang Henghai and another policeman who had been waiting outside his home for a long time, took him away and sent him to the Lushunkou District detention center.

Several days later someone went to visit him and saw him sitting in an iron chair with both of his hands handcuffed to the chair. He smiled at the visitor and said: "I am fine and I have already gotten used to the life here."

At 11:30am on August 2, Dong was released from the detention center. He looked very weak and threw up without end as soon as he got out of the police car. There were bloodstains on his white shirt. That night, he had a fever and experienced non-stop pain. He was too weak to speak and he could only write some short words. However, he was very clear in his mind. His family wanted to send him to the hospital but he refused to go. He couldn't fall asleep the entire night.

At noon on August 3, Dong became even weaker and he could hardly endure the pain. His family sent him to No. 210 Hospital in Dalian. The doctor couldn't find his pulse and had no way to measure his blood pressure when he was checked in. Dong still kept a clear mind at that time. One hour later Dong passed away, no more than 24 hours after he was released from the detention center.

Before Dong passed away, he had written down the following with great difficulty: "I did not write the promise that I will not practice Dafa." From the very beginning to the end, no single practitioner got implicated because of him.

Dong, a well-known kind-hearted person who helped many poor children return to school, died in the custody of the police who are directed by Jiang Zemin.

The responsible parties are: Lushunkou Branch of Dalian police station, Lushunkou detention center, and Longtang town police station.

Zou Wenzhi, male, 54, Jinzhou District, Dalian, Liaoning Province

Zou Wenzhi, a 54-year-old man from Jiuli, Jinzhou District, Dalian City, was an employee of the Dalian Chemical Industry Group Corporation. On October 16, 2000, Zou went to work where he was summoned to the security division of the company. At about 3pm in the afternoon, his body was sent to the mortuary in the company hospital.

The company claimed to the outside that Zou committed suicide at home, but according to people who knew the truth, Zou did not leave the security division at all that day. His body was cremated on October 19. The company blocked the news and sent out rumors that Zou committed suicide. Now this case is under investigation.

The responsible parties are: major leaders of the company, the security division, and Dalian police station.

Wang Youju, female, 64, Wafangdian, Dalian, Liaoning Province

Wang Youju, a 64-year-old woman, was the former principal of Wafangdian hygienic school, Dalian City. She was also a Communist Party member. She had retired before she died.

On July 22, 2000, Wang was taken away from home by the Gongji local police station and was sent to Wafangdian detention center. She was forced to work for long hours every day and would not be allowed to sleep if she could not finish the assignment.

On July 31, the police decided to release Wang and other practitioners. She was very weak when she got out of the jail and she required other's support. She began to shiver while she was signing the release form. She felt very uncomfortable in her heart and later she could not even stand. The ambulance came and the doctor gave her emergency treatment in the office of the detention center. That same night, Wang died in the office of the detention center.

Wang's family planned to sue the responsible parties but there have not gotten any results yet.

The responsible parties: Wafangdian police station, Gongji local police station, and Wafangdian detention center.

Practitioners in China

October 30, 2000