(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Hong Haoyuan was 30 years old and an expert in mobile communication technology from the Chaozhou City Postal and Telecommunications Bureau in Guangdong Province. In May 2000, Hong was illegally detained in the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp for a two-year term. In the forced labor camp, he was confined inside a tiny, completely dark room, subjected to electric shocks and beaten, which led to severe internal injuries. After being released in April 2002, his injuries were too severe to recover from, and he passed away in February 2003.

Hong Haoyuan started practicing Falun Gong in 1995. After his graduation from college, his performance at work was outstanding. Officials and colleagues in his work unit often praised him.

After July 20, 1999, Hong Haoyuan still persisted in practicing Falun Gong and had been illegally detained by local police several times. During detention, guards and prisoners continually beat and kicked him. At the beginning of 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was illegally sent to forced labor camp for three years.

Hong Haoyuan was first detained in the Chaozhou City Hongshang Detention Center for one month. Under instigation from the guards, the prisoners took turns beating Hong. Later, he was transferred to the Chaozhou City Tiepu Detention Center. The guards there tortured him even more brutally, beating him with wooden sticks. In the winter, they stripped him and handcuffed him to a tree in the rain overnight. The next day, they still forced him to continue doing heavy labor.

In May 2000, Haoyuan was transferred to the Guangdong Sanshui Forced Labor Camp. The guards forced Haoyuan to write a pledge promising to give up practicing Falun Gong; otherwise, they would use 2-3 electric batons using more than ten thousand volts to shock him for over ten hours each day. Later on, Haoyuan could not endure the torture anymore and wrote the pledge against his will.

After recovering for a bit, Haoyuan firmly declared that the pledge he had written earlier was against his will and thus invalid. The guards again used every malicious means to torture him, such as placing him in solitary confinement and shocking him. In the second half of 2001, Haoyuan practiced the exercises openly and was beaten by guards with a bench. The bench was broken in two, and Haoyuan's internal organs were severely injured. After that they put him in solitary confinement and shocked him all over his body, including the anus. Under such torture, Haoyuan was very weak. He felt cold all the time and felt sharp pain from his internal organs. The forced labor camp did not release him until April 2002. At that time, a healthy young man had been tortured to skin and bones with severe injuries. The police department, and people from "610 Office" [an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems] often went to his home and threatened his family members to not let him go out.

Haoyuan's family members sent him to several hospitals for treatment; however, his condition didn't get better. In the early morning of this February, Haoyuan passed away. His family members are in deep sorrow, but they have no place to get justice for him.