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I Witnessed Wu Baowang's Death Due to Torture at the Shuangcheng City Detention Center

May 24, 2005 |  


I witnessed the murder of practitioner Mr. Wu Baowang at the hands of guards in the Shuangcheng Detention Center.

On April 20, 2002, I was illegally arrested and sent to the Shuangcheng City Detention, Center. Wu Baowang was also detained there. In fact, there was only one cell between his and mine. His cell number was 6 and mine was 8. On May 15, 2002, I heard continuous, heart-breaking screams coming from Wu Baowang's cell. At the beginning the sound was loud, but later it became weaker and weaker. I heard him say, "You are doing this to kill me! You don't want me to live!" Later, it was completely quiet.

Before long I learned that the guards had violently force-fed Wu, and the tube had damaged his esophagus, but the prison doctor Liu still poured salt water down the tube. The Shuangcheng Detention Center is known for using high-concentration salted water for force-feeding. Some practitioners vomited in their cells after getting force-fed. They would vomit on their own bodies and shoes. After the liquid dried, the residue was white salt powder. If the esophagus or stomach were damaged when the tube was forcibly inserted, it was impossible to endure the pain of the esophagus or stomach flooding with salt water.

The next day, about 50 or 60 of us shouted, "Where is Wu Baowang?" The guards' political leader said, "He's been sent home." We said, "You are lying! He has died from your torture." The political leader said, "The legal medical expert's appraisal is available here if you have questions." I pointed to the prison doctor Liu and said, "You killed a healthy person just 25 days after he was sent here. A person cannot die from nothing." The prison doctor Liu said shamelessly, "One will continue to be force-fed if one refuses to eat."

The detention center officials did not send Wu Baowang to the hospital until he was already at the brink of death. He died in the hospital from the force-feeding torture, but the detention center informed his family members that he died of a stroke.

Wu Baowang's home was in Shengli Village, Qingling Township, Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province.

Related people and phone numbers:

Bai Shenggang, Qingling Township Police Station Chief: 86-451-53240616 (Office), 86-451-53115387 (Home), 86-13845018916 (Cell)
Shuangcheng City Police Department: 86-451-53116230
Investigation Department: 86-451-53115024
National Security Section: 86-451-53117733
The No. 428 Special Cases Team in Shuangcheng City, dedicated to persecuting Falun Gong: 86-451-53117733
Zhang Guofu: Shuangcheng City Police Department Deputy Chief, former Chief of the No. 428 Special Cases Team
Zhang Shiyue: Chief of the Political and Security Section at the Shuangcheng City Police Department, former Chief of the No. 428 Special Cases Team
Tong Huiqun: Section Chief of the No. 428 Special Cases Team

Staff of the No. 428 Special Cases Team: Liu Guochen, Liu Zhian, Zhao Lianshun, Yin Zhaofa and Wang Shengli

May 14, 2005