Falun Dafa Practitioner Mr. Zhao Xudong Tortured to Death in Lanzhou City No. 2 Detention Center
February 21, 2004
(Clearwisdom.net) On December 7, 2003, policemen led by Pei Huaiwei from the National Security Brigade arrested Mr. Zhao Xudong. He was an employee of Lanzhou City Chemical Industry Company in Gansu Province. They put him into the Hualinshan No. 2 Detention Center in Lanzhou City. On February 7, 2004, Zhao Xudong died in a prison hospital as a result of torture received previously.
Mr. Zhao Xudong, 34 years old, was an employee of Lanzhou City Chemical Industry Company in Gansu Province. On December 7, 2003, he had a conversation with about a dozen practitioners at his home. Policemen led by Pei Huaiwei from the National Security Brigade arrested him and then put him into Lanzhou City Hualinshan No. 2 Detention Center. Mr. Zhao died on February 7, 2004 from torture. Several days before his death, Zhao had already been tortured to his last gasp but was transferred to the Prison Hospital. He passed away there several days later. According to witnesses, at the time of his death his nose was full of blood.
On December 7, 2003, Ms. Bai Jinyu, Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhao Xudong's mother, was arrested at the same time. Her whereabouts are unknown. Ms. Li Hongping, the deceased Mr. Zhao's wife, was sentenced to three years of forced labor for practicing Falun Gong. Zhao's elderly father and eight-year-old daughter were left home by themselves. Zhao's father suffered a mental breakdown from the agonizing loss of his son. We call the international community's attention to this matter and request to bring the murderers to justice.