Chinese Name: 陈建中
City: Chaling County, Zhuzhou City
Date of Death: 2007-09-14
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2005-10-25
Most recent place of detention: Changsha City Xinkaipu Forced Labor Camp
Mr. Chen Jianzhong 36, was from Chaling County, Zhuzhou City, Hunan Province. He was arrested on October 25, 2005 for explaining the facts of Falun Gong to a customer, On November 1, 2005, the Changsha City Forced Labor Committee put him in Xinkaipu Forced Labor Camp for two years. The Xinkaipu Forced Labor Camp carried out many injustices against Mr. Chen Jianzhong, including physical assault, sleep deprivation, electric baton shocking, and more than three months of solitary confinement. When Mr. Chen had difficulty breathing, the forced labor camp did not stop torturing him. At the year-end annual exam, doctors found that Mr. Chen was in critical condition and reported it to the executives of the forced labor camp. The Xinkaipu Forced Labor Camp was afraid that he might die there, so they granted Mr. Chen a medical leave. On February 13, 2007, Mr. Chen Jianzhong was taken home in critical condition from the Changsha City Xinkaipu Forced Labor Camp in Hunan Province. Mr. Chen remained on the brink of death and finally passed away on September 14, 2007, at the age of 36.
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