A family tries to investigate a death in police custody but cannot get any real information.
An elderly village doctor is arrested apparently for telling some patients about Falun Gong.
Ms. Jia Yan lived in Mulan County, Heilongjiang Province. On December 6, 2007, she was arrested by policemen Jiang Shuchen and others from Linye Station, along with Mr. Meng Xianyu, Mr. Sui Ximin, and Ms. Luo Yanxia. The four practitioners were distributing copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party in Xitun Village, Dongxing Town, Mulan County, at the time of their arrest. They were detained in Tieli City Detention Center (under the Forestry Police Department). Ms. Jia' family received a call three months later that Ms. Jia Yan had died.
At around 9:30 a.m. on March 17, 2008, Ms. Jia's friends and family went to the Forestry Police Department. When they arrived, more than 30 officers were waiting for them. Director Yu (male, given name unknown) met with them and said, "Please ask me any thing you would like to know. I will answer your questions."
Question: "How did she die?"
Answer: "Suicide. She hung herself."
Question: "There are cameras monitoring the cells 24 hours a day. How did no one know, and why was she not rescued?"
Answer: "We did not catch her early enough."
Question: "The guards patrol the cells and the cameras strictly monitor the inmates. How did she hang herself? What did she use to hang herself?"
Answer: "She used plastic that is used to seal the windows."
Ms. Jia' family asked to look at the place where she was supposed to have hung herself but this they were not allowed to do. They also asked to view the camera recordings, but this request also denied. Forensic doctor Shi Xiaoqian (gender unknown) came from Yichun City Police Department to conduct the autopsy. Ms. Jia's family demanded that they be allowed to watch the autopsy. They were only allowed to watch from a distance.
Ms. Jia' body was stored a mile away in an unknown place. Her body was very thin and disfigured. There was a cut on her neck, and muscle protruded from the wound. Both of her ears were purple blue, her teeth were clamped tightly closed, and one eye was open and one eye was closed.
The other three practitioners are still being detained and are on a hunger strike. Their families have asked to see them, but their requests have been rejected. According to inside sources, the practitioners have been on hunger strike for several days and their lives are in danger.
In Xindia City, at around 10:30 p.m. on February 28, 2008, two vans surrounded Dr. Wang Guangming's clinic/home. Nine police officers from the Wennan Town Police Station entered Mr. Wang's home and confiscated his Dafa books and his satellite dish and TV. They then arrested him and detained him for interrogation.
An insider from the police department revealed that Dr. Wang refused to renounce his belief during questioning and shouted, "Falun Dafa is good".
Mr. Wang Guangming, who is in his 60s, is a resident of Wangjiazhuang Village, Liangcheng Township, Mengyin County, Shandong Province. He became disabled as a child and had to use a cane thereafter. He is single and has an older brother. Mr. Wang is a doctor of Chinese medicine and a truthful and kind man. Several years ago, he lived with the Liu's in Xuzhuang Village in Wennan Town, where he practiced Chinese medicine. About two years ago, after he learned the truth about Falun Gong, he took up the practice. His health improved and he could walk long distances without his cane.
Dr. Wang always told his patients how he benefited from practicing Falun Gong. Whenever he saw that treatments could not stop his patients' pain, he would introduce them to Falun Gong, which helped them get rid of their pain and also lessened their financial burden. Everyone said he was a good man.
It was reported that on the day after Dr. Wang's arrest, another police van arrived. About eight police officials (one of them a woman) broke into Dr. Wang's clinic/home and ransacked it.