Yu Guolu - 于国禄
engineer/Baoding City Broadcasting Station
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Nanma Brainwashing Center
Mr. Yu Guolu, 61, was an engineer working at the Baoding City Broadcasting Station in Hebei Province. On July 20, 1999, he went to Beijing to appeal against the persecution of Falun Dafa. After he returned, he was detained by his company for over ten days. In February 2002, he was sent to the Fengzhuang Brainwashing Center where he was detained for a month, during which time he developed high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Only after these health problems developed did they release him. In November 2002, people from the Beishi District 610 Office, Hepingli Police Station and Xinhuacun residents' committee broke into his home and took him to the Nanma Brainwashing Center. While detained there, he was brutally tortured. He was once tied up for a week, and the staff pried open his mouth and force fed him with unknown drugs. As a result, his teeth were knocked out and his jaw broken. He wasn't allowed home until April 2004 when he was on the verge of death. During detention, the police forced his family to pay 1,500 yuan every month for his meals. He was given only some rotten vegetable soup and a small bun for each meal. After he returned home, the residents' committee and the police still kept harassing him. His company also came to harass him. As a result, he suffered under huge pressure and lived his life in fear. In November 2005, the local police station, along with Liu Guiran and Xu Jinghui from the residents' committee, once again broke into his home to harass him, causing him to come close to mental collapse. Since March 2002, his company has been withholding 500 yuan from his monthly salary and suspended his job. Due to the long-term persecution, he became very weak. On January 19, 2006, he suddenly passed away.
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