Guo Dongqi

Chinese Name: 郭东启
Gender: Male
Age: 64
City: Guan County
Province: Shandong
Date of Death: 2003-04
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: a brainwashing center
Case Description:

Mr. Guo Dongqi is the former political head of Guozhanggu Village, Dianzi Township. In October 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong and was illegally arrested and detained in the Guan County Detention Center for more than a month. Later, he was taken to a brainwashing center where he was brutally tortured, causing him to become severely ill. Because the guards wanted to evade any responsibility for Mr. Gao's death, they ordered his family to take him home.

Mr. Guo organized a Dafa experience-sharing meeting in May or June of 2001. When the local police found out about it, they went to arrest him. To avoid being arrested, Mr. Guo left home. The police also tried arresting his family members, who were all implicated, including his young daughter and relatives.

Due to the mental and physical stress he was under, Mr. Guo passed away in April 2003, at the age of 64.