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Dafa Practitioner Mr. Song Xingguo from Huanghua City, Hebei Province Tortured to Death at Handan City Forced Labor Camp

January 08, 2003 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Song Xingguo, male, 29-year-old, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Zhulikou Village, Tengzhuang Township, Huanghua City, Hebei Province, went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution during his illegal detention in Shijiazhuang City Forced Labor Camp. In November 2002, when the police saw that he was on the verge of death after a year on his hunger strike, instead of sending him home, without informing his family members, they sent him to Handan City Forced Labor Camp, a place even further away from his home. The cruel guards inserted a tube directly into his stomach for force-feeding. Eleven days later, Song Xingguo died as a result of torture in the camp.

Song Xingguo initially embraced Dafa because of his poor health. At the age of 19, he suffered from severe tuberculosis, which remained incurable for a long time. He was very weak and had poor resistance to disease, and his survival depended on medication. Around the spring and summer in 1998, he was fortunate to begin practicing Falun Dafa, and totally devoted himself to cultivation after he came to understand truths of the universe from Falun Dafa's teachings. The disease that had harassed him for seven years disappeared before he knew it. Song Xingguo was kind-natured and he became even more peaceful after he took up the practice. He was always kind to others and was very popular among relatives and colleagues.

After July 20, 1999, he was several times forcibly taken to Huanghua City Detention Center to undergo the so-called "education assistance," which in essence was brainwashing, but none of these could change his firm belief in Dafa. When he was forced into the detention center for the third time, he went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. He was released a month later. His health soon recovered after he got home and he started to work again. At the beginning of November 2001, the police once again took him away from his home. This time he was illegally sentenced to two years of forced labor and was sent to Shijiazhuang City Forced Labor Camp. From the beginning of being sent there, he started a hunger strike to protest the evil persecution. In November 2002, he became very weak after a year on his hunger strike. When the police saw that he was on the verge of death, instead of sending him home, without informing his family, they sent him to the Handan City Forced Labor Camp. What was more ruthless was that while he was on his last gasp of breath, the police force-fed him by using a very painful method: inserting a tube straight into his stomach. Eleven days later he passed away at the age of only 29.