Chinese Name: 刘玉璞
City: Luoyang City
Occupation: teacher/Zhongxin Company Technical School
Date of Death: 2004-04-02
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2003-11-27
Most recent place of detention: a brainwashing center
Mr. Liu Yupu was a retired teacher of the Zhongxin Company Technical School in Luoyang City, Henan Province.
On July 20, 1999, Jiang's regime started the persecution of Falun Gong. In March 2000, Liu Yupu brought his medical history and a letter to Beijing to appeal, because he trusted the government. He wanted to use his own experience to tell the government the facts of Falun Gong. However, he was arrested and put in administrative detention for 15 days. Then he was forced to go through a 20-day brainwashing class. Since then he was listed as a key target by the Luoyang City authorities. They sent people to monitor him around his home, and tail him wherever he went. His once peaceful life was thus gone.
On November 27, 2003, his work unit deceived him into coming to his office and then forcibly sent him to a brainwashing class, where he lost his personal freedom. Two people were assigned to watch each practitioner. Practitioners were not allowed to communicate with each other. Every day they were forced to watch videos slandering Falun Gong. The staff there knew that he used to suffer from a liver disease and should not eat spicy food, but they intentionally sent him to a nearby restaurant to have meals every day. During the 40 days while he was there, he had to eat spicy vegetables, spicy soup, and spicy rice every day, causing tremendous damage to his body. At 11:00 p.m. on April 2, 2004, he died as a result of persecution.
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