Yang Yuxin

Chinese Name: 杨宇新
Gender: Male
Age: 31
City: Morin Dawa Prefecture
Province: Inner Mogolia
Date of Death: 2007-08-27
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2007-05-31
Most recent place of detention: Morin Dawa Prefecture Detention Center
Case Description:
Mr. Yang Yuxin was from Dayangshu Town, Oroqen Autonomous Prefecture, Inner-Mongolia Autonomous Region, On May 31, 2007, local police and 610 Office arrested him with a handgun pointed at his head and his newlywed wife Ms. Zhen Haiyan. Their home was ransacked. They were soon taken to the Morin Dawa Prefecture Detention Center. Mr. Yang was forcibly taken to a brainwashing center, where he did not cooperate with the forcible brainwashing. The head of the 610 Office threatened to cremate him (means either accept the brainwashing, or be killed). He was then taken back to the Morin Dawa Prefecture Detention Center. Mr. Yang Yuxin firmly requested to be released as innocent. The guards encouraged prisoners to beat him cruelly. Mr. Yang started a hunger strike to protest. Mr. Yang Yuxin's uncle went to visit him, but the Detention Center Administration refused him. They called his family only after he died. Mr. Yang Yuxin's family requested to have an autopsy done to find out the cause of his death. They found his body had dark bruises under his neck, his mouth could not close, and both of his arms were crossed in front of his chest. Mr. Yang Yuxin was only 31 years old.