Chinese Name: 崔伟东
City: Jilin City
Date of Death: 2004-09-10
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Most recent place of detention: Jilin Prison
Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Cui Weidong died as a result of persecution in Jilin Prison on September 10, 2004.
In September 2003, Mr. Cui Weidong was sent to the so-called "Strict Discipline Team" because he wrote a solemn declaration, stating that all the guarantees to quit practicing Falun Gong he made under the persecution were done so against his will and therefore null and void. After nearly four months of persecution, seeing that his condition was deteriorating very quickly, the police sent him to the prison hospital for rescue. He was diagnosed with multiple diseases including tubercular meningitis and pleurisy ascites. The prison authorities allowed him to be released on bail for medical treatment, but with the condition that he write a guarantee to give up Falun Gong. Cui Weidong rejected this demand. The prison hospital sent Mr. Cui back to a prison cell in August 2004. In less than a month, his condition worsened and he died on September 10.
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