(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Xia Linkun was from Tonghua City, Jilin Province. After being tortured for more than two and a half years in the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City, Jilin Province, he was forced to leave his home to avoid being illegally arrested. He died on July 15, 2005.

Mr. Xia Linkun was 31 years old and he lived in the Oil-sprayer Factory Family Housing on Guangming Street, Tonghua City, Jilin Province. His apartment is owned by the Minzhu Police Station, the Minzhu Community Administration, and the Minqiang Neighborhood Council.

In January 2002, Mr. Xia and his fellow practitioners were arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials in the countryside. He was sentenced to one year of forced labor. During the Two Congresses Meetings in 2003, his prison term was extended an additional 18 months because the persecution of Falun Gong had intensified. As a consequence, he was in forced labor for a total of two and a half years.

During his time in the Labor Camp, Mr. Xia was brutally tortured with electric batons, riding an airplane (1), massage (2), punching, kicking, sitting on a small stool, and other physical abuse. In addition Mr. Xia was infected with tuberculosis. His physical and mental condition was poor. When he was released in the summer of 2004, he was so thin that he looked disfigured.

A policeman by the name of Liu Zhongzheng from Minzhu Station, who was also a relative of Mr. Xia, continually searched for him after his release. While he was so sick that he was literally dying, Mr. Xia had to leave his parent's home to avoid being arrested. His body never recovered from the torture, and he died on the evening of July 15, 2005.


Riding an airplane torture - In this torture, the head is bent down to the maximum extension, while the hands are pulled up and held to the highest point. The hips point upwards. One is forced to keep this position unchanged for a long time. The body in this position looks like the shape of an airplane and is so named. See the illustration on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/9/29/52921.html.

Massage torture - The victim's head is placed in an opening in a bunk bed, while the entire body from neck to feet is beaten with a garden hoe or similar tool.