To Conceal Evidence of Its Crimes, Daqing Prison Blocks Mr. Xu Jishan's Family from Seeing His Body
(Clearwisdom.net) After Daqing Prison in Daqing, Heilongjiang Province tortured Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Xu Jishan to death, the prison repeatedly blocked his family from seeing his body in order to hide the truth about the murder.
Mr. Li Fengjiang, Warden of the 7th Division of Daqing Prison, even said, "We must not allow them (Mr. Xu's family members) to see his body. What if they take photographs of his body and use them as evidence to prosecute us?"
Out of Mr. Xu Jishan's family members, only his older brother was allowed to take a quick glance at the body on June 8, 2005 under the watch of prison guards. All other family members were made to wait outside. Daqing Prison has even ordered the Long'nan Hospital morgue to immediately notify the prison if Mr. Xu's family asks to see the body. No one was allowed to see his body without the prison's permission or supervision.
On the morning of June 17, 2005, Mr. Xu Jishan's ex-wife was asked by Mr. Xu's older brother to go pay respects to Mr. Xu's body in the morgue in Long'nan Hospital in Daqing. However, the staff at the morgue denied Mr. Xu's ex-wife the right to see the body, and immediately called Li Fengjiang, Warden of the 7th Division of Daqing Prison.
Li Fengjiang was very unreasonable and abrasive over the phone. He even called the morgue back right away three times to tell them not to let Mr. Xu's family see the body. Mr. Xu's ex-wife and family members then gave the fruits they had brought to the staff and asked them to put them on an offering table in front of Mr. Xu's body, but the staff dared not oblige. The family had no choice but to leave the morgue.
On the morning of July 5, 2005, Mr. Xu's ex-wife and friends came to the morgue again, hoping to see and pay respects to Mr. Xu's body. The staff immediately called Li Fengjiang again. Li told the morgue, "They all practice Falun Gong. They must never see his body. What if they take photographs and use them as evidence to prosecute us?"
Three minutes later, Li Fengjiang came to the morgue with three men. As soon as he entered the door, he asked fiercely, "Which of you is Mr. Xu Jishan's ex-wife? Didn't you divorce him already? Why are you making a scene here?" He looked at Mr. Xu's friends and asked them fiercely, "What do you do for a living? Show me your identification!" He pointed at an older man and said, "Who do you think you are? You are not entitled to speak to me!" Then he started shouting, "Wait and see how I take all of you Falun Gong practitioners out! Call 110 (equivalent to 911 in the United States) and have all of them arrested!" Then Li Fengjiang called the hospital's security, 110 and the local 610 Office. He reported to them, "There is a group of Falun Gong practitioners making trouble at the Long'nan Hospital morgue. Come here at once."
Soon eight men from the hospital's security came and interrogated Mr. Xu's ex-wife and friends. Five minutes later, two vehicles arrived and a group of policemen in civilian clothes ran into the morgue. A prison guard who arrived with Li Fengjiang saw that a woman who was with Mr. Xu's ex-wife had an audio recorder in her hands and tried to grab it from her. The woman questioned him, "This is my personal belonging. You have no right to take it from me." A policeman in civilian clothes tried to grab a man and force him into the police car. Three women saw what the police were doing and tried to stop them. The police took all four of them back to Daqing Security Bureau's Ranghu Road Branch and interrogated them. The police didn't release them until they had obtained their names and addresses.
The only logical explanation of the fact that Daqing Prison would stop at nothing to prevent Mr. Xu Jishan's family from seeing his body is that they were concealing the prison's crime of murder from the world.