Belated News: The Death of Falun Dafa Practitioner Zhao Xudong in Lanzhou
(Clearwisdom.net) On December 7, 2003, an individual named Pei Huaiwei and others illegally arrested Falun Gong practitioner Zhao Xudong, an employee of the Lanzhou Chemical Industrial Company, Gansu Province. Pei is the 6th Division Chief of the Lanzhou National Security Bureau. Mr. Zhao was then illegally detained at the Lanzhou Hualin Mountain 2nd Detention Center. He died in February 5, 2004, due to cruel torture and abuse while in prison.
Mr. Zhao had been detained in the Hualin Mountain Detention Center since December 12, 2003. The prison guards directed prisoners to punch and kick him. Mr. Zhao suffered chest pain for a long time because of this. He went on a hunger strike to protest the abuse under the persecution and was barbarically force-fed. Around 5:00 p.m. on February 5, 2004, after two hours of forced feeding, Mr. Zhao was moved to a bed board and surrounded by 7 or 8 prisoners. He was in critical condition and was sent to a hospital around 7:30 p.m. Mr. Zhao was pronounced dead on arrival.
Afterwards, prison guards moved all 13 detainees from Cell 6 where Mr. Zhao was imprisoned to other cells. They also told detainees that Mr. Zhao was not dead, and warned them not to talk about him. The evildoing person who tortured Mr. Zhao was Qiao Bing, a detainee and the head of Cell 6.
Mr. Zhao Xudong, a man in his 30s, weighed less than 100 pounds when he died. His nostrils were filled with blood, and two thirds of his hair had turned gray. Two months before he was arrested, Mr. Zhao weighed over 160 pounds and had no gray hair.
Zhao Xudong had been arrested and persecuted many times over the last few years of the persecution. In January 23, 2001, Public Security Division personnel from the Lanzhou Chemical Industrial Company arrested and sent him to the Ping An Tai Forced Labor Camp for persecution. In October 2001, Zhao Xudong was in extremely poor health and was emaciated. Only then was he released on medical parole. In March 2002, Mr. Zhao Xudong went to Ping An Tai alone to distribute truth clarification CDs and was again arrested. His family members later rescued him.
Lanzhou Police Department:
Command Center: 86-931-8463505
National Security Division:
24 Hour Office: 86-931-8511738
Xu Yulin, Warden of the Lanzhou 2nd Detention Center
January 9, 2006