Mr. Liu Yongchun Tortured to Death at 52 in Jiuquan City Prison in Gansu Province
(Clearwisdom.net) In early November 2006, Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Liu Yongchun from Wuwei City, Gansu Province was tortured to death in the Jiuquan City Prison. His family was notified on November 4, 2006. When they went to the prison, the prison administration only allowed them to see his head from a distance. They were not allowed to go near the body or view his body below the head.
According to his native custom, Mr. Liu Yongchun's wife requested to take his body home for a proper burial, but the Prison Officers did not allow it. They asked her to sign a cremation permit. Mr. Liu Yongchun's family refused to do so.
Mr. Liu Yongchun, 52, lived in the Sixth Group of Baishu Village, Baishu Township, Wuwei City, Gansu Province. He started cultivating Falun Dafa in February 1999, and he became very healthy and strong. On June 12, 2003, he passed out truth clarifying materials and posted Falun Dafa banners. Wuwei City State Security agent Chen Fenggang and others arrested him, brutally beat him, and took him home to ransack the place. He was covered with bruises and made to wear hand cuffs and ankle shackles. He was detained in the Wuwei City Detention Center, where he was tortured by being deprived of sleep, brutally beaten, and locked in a small cell (1), etc.
In 2003, Mr. Liu Yongchun was sentenced to five years in prison by the Wuwei City Court, and was taken to be detained in the Dashaping Prison in Lanzhou City. There he was beaten, which caused several of his teeth to fall out. Guard He Liqing (male) directed prisoners to beat him cruelly. Liqing said, "You are not to beat other prisoners, only beat Falun Gong practitioners, and beat them to death!" Guards also shocked him all over his body many times with an electric baton.
In 2004, Mr. Liu Yongchun was transferred to the Wuwei City Third Prison. Guards let him eat only a tiny bit of food each day to starve him. Guards arranged four prisoners to closely watch over each Falun Gong practitioner. Besides cursing and beating him, they put ice cubes into Mr. Liu's collar and also stripped away Mr. Liu's cotton jacket, left it in the snow to form ice, then forced Mr. Liu to put it back on. After 2005, the prison administration did not allow his family to visit him, using the excuse that he refused to accept the brainwashing.
On December 1, 2005, twenty Falun Dafa practitioners who were detained in the Wuwei City Prison were transferred to the Jiuquan City Prison. As soon as they arrived, they were taken to each ward and tortured with all sorts of means such as being scalded with boiling water, burned with cigarettes, beat with a metal stove hook, burned with red-hot metal stove hook, having a live rabbit put in the pants and having it bite or scratch the private area, being cuffed in a position where the practitioner could not stand straight or sit down, and having the arms twisted and head slammed against the wall by being pulled by the neck, etc. Falun Dafa practitioners were often beaten until their faces were covered with blood and bruises covered their heads and bodies. If any practitioners refuse to accept the brainwashing, they were deprived of sleep.
On November 4, 2006, the Jiuquan Prison administration called Mr. Liu Yongchun's home and said that Mr. Liu Yongchun died of "illness" on November 3, 2005. When his family visited him on September 18, 2006, he was in good spirits and did not have any illness. Also, why did the prison administration forbid his family go near the body or take his body home?
The Jiuquan City Prison has a nameplate on the gate saying "Jiuquan Engine Factory." The Sixth Ward is the worst for persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. Ward head Fang Xiang (male) and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) director Ma Xiangwen are leading the cruel torturing of Falun Dafa practitioners. The Jiuquan City Prison head Han Quanli (male) once said to the CCP Liuquan City Political and Judiciary Committee secretary Zhang Keqin (male), "If you have any plans or guidance on persecuting Falun Gong, we will cooperate completely. Other places only require Falun Gong practitioners to write the three statements, but we require four statements (providing a list of other practitioners as well)."
Jiuquan Prison head Han Quanli (fully in charge of the persecution affairs)
Jiuquan City Prison deputy head Ma Zhanming (in charge of the persecution in the prison)
Jiuquan City Prison deputy head Wang Yin (male)
Jiuquan City Prison education office, 86-937-2614859
The CCP Jiuquan City Prison Discipline Committee, 86-937-2613952
First Ward: 86-937-2663188, Second Ward: 86-937-2611158, Third Ward: 86-937-5912472, Fourth Ward: 86-13993706006 (Cell), Fifth Ward: 86-13893758681 (Cell), Sixth Ward: 86-937-2632690
(1) Small cell - The detainee is locked up in a very small cell individually. The guards handcuff practitioners on theirbehind the back in a fixed position, in which the practitioners can neither move nor lie down. The small cell is very damp and no sunshine comes in. Detainees have to urinate and defecate in the cell. Only half of a regular meal is served to detainees locked up in a small cell during the daytime. During the night the rats are running around. The stench in the small cell is so bad that it is difficult to breathe.