(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Lu Zhen, 33, was a college graduate, and lived in Xirulai Village, Mengyin Town, in Mengyin County of Shandong Province. He was arrested in early March 2004 and was subjected to numerous tortures in brainwashing sessions. The forced labor camp rejected him because he did not pass the health check-up. In December 2004, he was illegally sentenced to eleven years in prison and sent to the Shandong Province Prison.

Recently, the Linyi and Mengyin 610 Office spread rumors that Mr. Lu Zhen had mental problems, but they never officially notified his family. He had been brutally abused in prison because he firmly persisted in practicing Falun Gong. On June 22, 2009, his family was notified that Mr. Lu suddenly died in the early morning of June 22, 2009 from heart disease. His body is being stored in the Shandong Province University Affiliated Hospital, and there are several obvious bruises on his neck and hip areas.

We call on international human rights organizations to investigate the true cause of Mr. Lu Zhen's death, punish those responsible, and stop the persecution.