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Details Regarding the Death of Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Xu Yufeng

November 01, 2003 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) On October 7, 2003, for a distance of over a mile, banners proclaiming "Falun Dafa is good" lined the main road in Xianning City, Hubei Province.

On October 8, Xianning government officials began dispatching policemen to search the homes of Falun Gong practitioners and to arrest them. One of the practitioners died as a result of the police's actions on that day.

The International Organization for Investigating the Persecution of Falun Gong has started looking into this case. According to the investigation, Ms. Xu Yufeng, 46 years old, was an employee of the Xianning Decoration Company. On October 8, 2003 at 10 p.m., eight policemen from the Chalukou Police Branch in the Hot Spring Development Area broke into her house without showing their badges and attempted to take her away. Xu Yufeng locked herself in her room, but the police pressured her family to unlock the door. When she tried to escape from her sixth floor window by sliding down on a long strip of cloth, she fell to the ground and died. On the evening of October 9, Xianning government officials dispatched 70 to 80 policemen to forcibly take her body for cremation.

The police on duty in the Hot Spring Development Area confirmed these facts (1).

In addition to Chalukou Police Branch, No.1 Police Branch, No.3 Branch, the on-duty policemen in Yongan Police Branch under Xian'an Police Department (2) and the supervisor in charge of this case (3), the on-duty chief of Nanshan Police Branch (4) also acknowledged that they had dispatched police to participate in the arrest and detention of Falun Gong practitioners in detention centers.

An on-duty policewoman from Xian'an Police Department and another official denied the existence of Xu Yufeng, but they did not deny the arrest of Falun Gong practitioners or the death of a Falun Gong practitioner.

Xiao Chuanjia, the head of Xian'an Police Department, hung up the phone as soon as he heard the "International Investigation Organization" was on the line.

It has been confirmed that Falun Gong practitioner Xu Yufeng died during the police raid and that many Falun Gong practitioners are being detained.

The responsible parties are listed below:

Chalukou Police Branch in the Hot Spring Development Area;
The chief of Xian'an Police Department: Xiao Chuanjia
The chief of Hot Spring Police Department: Song Ruisheng
Political Safeguard Team in Xian'an Police Department
Chalukou Police Branch, No.1 and No.3 Police Branch under Hot Spring Police Department
Yongan Police Branch and Nanshan Police Branch under Xian'an Police Department

Note 1: (1)-(6) has transcripts on record

Note 2: In order to protect the related persons who supplied testimony to the "Investigation Organization", this report does not include all responsible persons in the case.