Wang Defeng

Chinese Name: 王德丰
Gender: Male
Age: 37
City: Shuangcheng City
Province: Heilongjiang
Date of Death: 2002-06-30
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2001
Most recent place of detention: Shuangcheng City Detention Center
Case Description:

Mr. Wang Defeng, 37 years old, was a resident of Houxiawazi, Handian Town, Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province.

After Jiang's regime started to persecute Falun Gong in July 1999, Wang went to Beijing many times to appeal. He also wrote letters to provincial and central government officials, telling them about the benefits Falun Gong had brought him. In 2000, Wang went to Beijing to appeal and was arrested. He was taken back to Shuangcheng Detention Center, where he was jailed for several months. The police did not release him until they extorted over 2,000 Yuan from his family (the average monthly income of a Chinese worker is 500 Yuan).

On a summer night in 2001, police from Handian Police Station and the "610 Office"* broke into Wang's home and took him away while he was sleeping, not even allowing him to put on his coat. Wang was jailed and tortured in the Shuangcheng City Detention Center. He was not released until he was near death. Mr. Wang passed away on June 30, 2002.