Practitioner Mr. Zhang Xiaodong from Gansu Province Beaten to Death (Photo)

( On October 24, 2003, Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhang Xiaodong, 32, was beaten to death by guards at the Xiguoyuan Detention Center. At 5:00 p.m. that day, they informed his family. When his family members arrived at the detention center, they found that the guards had tampered with evidence at the scene in order to conceal their crime. Mr. Zhang's parents, in their 70s, grieved deeply over the loss of their son.

Family Hires Attorney to Investigate the Torture Leading to their Loved One's Death - Prison Officials Lie and Coerce Inmates to Help Hide the Truth

( Two years after Mr. Yang Xiaojie died as a direct result of the torture meted out to him in a Chinese prison, his family hired an attorney to seek justice. When the attorney went to the Hebei Province Fourth Prison to investigate, Yue Yuhai, the chief of the Prison Political Section, gave false and misleading statements. He lied. He refused to admit to that Mr. Yang was tortured, and covered up the fact that Mr. Yang was ill and that his family was not allowed to visit him for over one year. Yue Yuhai forced inmates Fan Jiangshan and others who had monitored Mr. Yang to lie to the attorney, telling him that Mr. Yang had been very well treated in prison.

Two 68 Year-Old Women Imprisoned for Three Years (Yueyang City, Hunan Province)

( Sixty-eight-year-old Falun Gong practitioners Liu Bilian and Cai Fengjiao are residents of Yueyang City, Hunan Province. In March 2004, they were both arrested and detained in the Huarong Detention Center for four months. They were sentenced to Changsha City Women's Prison. More details follow:

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