(Clearwisdom.net) Zhou Chengyu, female, born on September 9, 1946, was
tortured to death on September 29, 2001. She was working as assistant manager in
the Yuzhou University Library of Chongqing City. The police department of her
registered permanent address is the Shapingba District Jingkou Police Station in
On February 9, 2001, Zhou Chengyu was forced to go to the Jiangbei District
Female Forced Labor Camp of Chongqing City for two years of forced labor
education, because she practiced Falun Gong. On September 27, 2001, when her
husband Zhao Deji visited her in the forced labor camp, she was still healthy
and talking with her husband while she ate. However, not even two days later, on
the early morning of September 29, her family was informed that they should come
to see her. They found her unconscious with a bloody mouth. She died at 6.20
a.m. on September 29, 2001. Although over a month has passed, the autopsy
results have still not been made available.
Witnesses confirmed that Zhou Chengyu was not allowed to sleep and forced to
stand for at least five days (from Aug 24 to 28).
- There are contradictions in the information on the emergency treatment to
rescue Zhou Chengyu provided by a female police of the labor camp.
- A representative of Procurator Lai Jianguo, who identified the cause of
death, did not follow the procedures documented in "Article No.
16 Regarding the Rules and Procedures about Handling Detainee Death
Cases." (He did not examine the cadaver in the specified time, he
extorted an autopsy fee from Zhou's family, intentionally prevented the
family members from bearing witness to the autopsy, prematurely cremated the
body, and deprived the family members of their chance to hold any memorial
service for their deceased family member)
- The victim Zhou's medical records in the No.324 Hospital have still not
been given to Zhou's family. On the night Zhou received emergency medical
treatment, Zhou's family was ordered to pay for the medicine and treatment
from their own pocket and they were warned not to take any video recording
or photographs. (Even when Zhou's daughter went to the funeral home to see
her mother for the last time, she was warned not to take photographs or
- After repeated requests, the family members were finally allowed to have a
look at the document of Article No. 16 , but they were not allowed to
keep any copy of it.
- The medical records were obviously kept by Lai Jianguo, the representative
of Procurator's Office. But Zhang Qing, the director of the Jiangbei
District Procurator's Office, misleadingly told Zhou's family to ask
the No.324 Hospital of the People's Liberation Army. When the hospital was
asked on November 16, director Wu of the hospital said that the medical
records were kept in the forced labor camp.
- Article No.16  was issued by the four departments -- Chongqing City
Police Department, Court, Procurator's Office, and Judiciary Department. But
Zhang Qing, the director of Jiangbei District Procurator's Office, denied
having this document. Mr. Yang, a congressman [of the people's congress]
of Jiangbei District (male, about 40 years old), however, asked the family
to look for the procurators to get the document and told them that it was
their right because the procurator's office should provide this document.
This kind of contradiction baffled Zhou's family members.
It is said Zhuo Chengyu was forced to take medicine in the female labor camp,
but those medicines are prohibited to be taken in combination. The real evidence
of this case points to either medical malpractice or murder as the reason for
Team chief Zhang (female, over 40 years old), Su Chang (female), Wu Xiaochuan
(female, over 20 years old, police ID 5032100) and warden Yang (female, over 40
years old, police ID 5032015) in the Fourth Middle Team of the Female Forced
Labor Camp of Jiangbei District, Chongqing City.
Lai Jianguo (male, over 30 years old), assistant police officer, in Youth
Reformatory Branch of Jiangbei District Procurator's Office.
Director Li Zhenghua (male, about 40 years old) of Jiangbei District
Pang Zhengxiang, (female, over 40 years old), a warden of Jiangbei District
Female Forced Labor Camp.
Qi Mingan, (unknown, over 40 years old), coroner in Jiangbei District
Zhang Qing, (unknown, over 30 years old), the director of Jiangbei District