Mystery Surrounding the Death of Computer Science Teacher Mr. Xiong Zhengming--Was He Murdered for His Organs?
(Clearwisdom.net) In early December 2007, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Xiong Zhengming died suddenly while he was being transferred to Mianyang Forced Labor Camp. The whole incident is very suspicious.
Mr. Xiong Zhengming, 39, was a computer science teacher at Wanyuan City Professional High School, in Sichuan Province. He started practicing Falun Gong in 1998. He was healthy both physically and mentally. He worked hard and was well respected by students and colleagues. In February 2007, Xiong Zhengming was taken away by Zhao Chenghua, head of the 610 Office, and other police officers. After this news was exposed, several dozen students from Wanyuan City Professional High School went to the police station and requested that Xiong Zhengming be released. Several students among them were also detained.
At around 9:00 a.m. on December 4, 2007, Xiong Zhengming, who had already been illegally detained for nine months, was suddenly taken by Wanyuan City National Security head Ye Xudong, Wang Qiang and two other police officers to a car that was going to Mianyang Forced Labor Camp. Xu Zijian, deputy director of the police department, was at the scene. According to the witness, Xiong Zhengming loudly protested. The next day at around 7:00 p.m. (December 5, 2007), Ye Xudong called Xiong Zhengming's family and said he committed suicide, and asked them to go to Deyang at once, for the funeral.
Xiong Zhengming's family drove the entire night, and arrived at Deyang at around 5:00 a.m. the next day. Wanyuan City Chinese Communist Party (CCP) secretary Chen Zhonghua, Politics and Judiciary Committee secretary and others, were already there. In addition, officers from the Dazhou City Police Department, the 610 Office, and the National Security Unit, totaling over thirty people, were there. The secretary of the Political and Judiciary Committee was coordinating the arrangements. How could the death of an ordinary teacher alert so many government officials? How did they know about it? When did they arrive there? Why did they pay so much attention to this?
1. Suspicious Death
Mr. Xiong Zhengming's body had clothes on, but was covered with sheets. There were no facial injuries, but there was a hole in the back of his head. Ye Xudong and others claimed that Xiong had committed suicide. How could a person wearing handcuffs and with police officers on either side of him commit suicide?
Questioned by Xiong's family, Ye Xudong changed his story, saying it was a car accident. But there was no accident scene, no collision record written by the traffic police, the police car that Xiong Zhengming was brought in had no damage, the police and driver in the same car were all fine with no injuries, only Xiong Zhengming died. How could this be possible?
Ye Xudong claimed that after the car accident, a clinic in Deyang (Why didn't they go to a hospital rather than a small private clinic?) did emergency treatment on Xiong Zhengming. But according to witnesses, when Xiong Zhengming was taken to the clinic on December 5 at 10:00 a.m., he was already dead, there was no need for any emergency treatment. And in the so-called treatment record, the name was written as "Anonymous." How could Ye Xudong not know the name of the deceased? What did he want to cover up?
Being unable to justify the death, Ye Xudong and the others asked the medical examiner, brought by the Dazhou Police Department, to do an autopsy even though his family had not asked for it. That medical examiner did not search for the root cause of death, rather he pointed to Xiong Zhengming's body while addressing the family, "Look, his heart is here... his organs are all here..." The examiner seemed to be trying to prove what there was no doubt about. The family wanted to know the cause of death, and hadn't asked about his organs. Why did the medical examiner take the initiative to talk about organs? The autopsy was quickly done, but the examiner dared not examine Xiong's back. Is it possible that Xiong's kidneys were missing?
2. What Really Happened in Deyang Prison?
Mr. Xiong Zhengming left at around 9:00 a.m. on December 4, 2007. He should have arrived at Mianyang Forced Labor Camp that same evening. Why did he die in Deyang on December 5? According to Ye Xudong's disclosure, Xiong Zhengming was detained in Deyang Huangxu Town Police Station's prison on the night of December 4. That prison is located on the right side of the Chengdu to Miangyang highway, and is 29 km (18 mi.) away from Mianyang. It takes a normal car just 20 minutes to arrive at Mianyang Forced Labor Camp. Why wasn't he taken there directly, rather then spend the night at Deyang Prison? What really happened that night? Did Xiong Zhengming die in Deyang prison? How did he die? Could it be that his kidneys and possibly other organs were harvested?
Since he was already dead on the morning of December 5, why did Ye Xudong notify Xiong's family at 7:00 p.m.? During all that time, what did Ye Xudong and the others do? Why did Wanyuan City officials arrive earlier than Xiong's family?
3. Is This a Pre-arranged Conspiracy?
According to insiders, on December 4, Ye Xudong had approached Mr. Xiong Zhengming. At that time Xiong felt he might not be able to return. After Xiong's death, they kept detaining Falun Gong practitioner Hu Yu, who was in the same prison cell as Xiong, and was also a teacher in Wanyuan High School. Now Hu Yu is in a dangerous situation.
Normally an escort just needs regular police, yet on December 4, Yu Xudong, who is in charge of the local National Security Unit, was directly involved, the deputy director of the Police Department, Xu Zijian, was also at the scene. This is not normal.
After Mr. Xiong Zhengming's death, many government officials went to the scene, pressured and intimidated Xiong's family, and threatened to have them dismissed from their jobs. The secretary of the CCP Political and Judiciary Committee, who on surface seemed to have nothing to do with the case, came forward and offered the heart-broken family 140,000 yuan. If Xiong's death was not related to them, why did they offer money to the family?
4. Background Information about the CCP Harvesting Organs from Living Falun
On July 6, 2006, Canada's leading human rights lawyer David Matas and former secretary of state for Asia-Pacific David Kilgour released a report of an independent investigation. The report confirmed that the CCP has been systematically, and on a massive scale, removing Falun Gong practitioners' organs while they were still alive, for profit. The report points out, "The government of China and its agencies in numerous parts of the country, in particular hospitals but also detention centers and 'people's courts', since 1999 have put to death a large but unknown number of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience. Their vital organs, including kidneys, livers, corneas and hearts, were seized involuntarily for sale at high prices." Those crimes are still ongoing today. Mr. Matas said, "To us, it is a form of evil yet to be seen on this planet, an unprecedented form of evil."
Manfred Nowak, the special rapporteur on torture from the United Nations Commission for Human Rights, in a recent report points out that in various places in China, a number of Falun Gong practitioners' organs were harvested live for organ transplants. As early as 2001, Sujiatun Hospital in Liaoning City, Shenyang Province had started the large scale removal of Falun Gong practitioners' vital organs, including hearts, kidneys, livers, cornea, etc. The police or the relevant doctors inject some drug into the Falun Gong practitioners which leads to heart failure, causing the Falun Gong practitioner's immediate death, during or after which their organs were removed.
Under strong international pressure, the CCP has always denied the existence of "harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners." But since 2006, when the issue was exposed, the CCP has made and amended several legislative bills about organ transplants, and at the same time the CCP openly acknowledged the removal of the organs from executed prisoners which they had always denied in the past. It hoped to use this to dilute the international outrage over the "harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners" issue. However the analyst says, as various evidence continues surfacing, and the international voices of justice increase more and more, the day will come soon when the CCP will have to admit harvesting organs from Falun Gong practitioners.