Chinese Name: 刘金山
City: Shuangyashan City
Date of Death: 2003-01-19
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Most recent place of detention: Shuangyashan City Detention Center
Liu Jinshan was a 56-year-old male construction worker in Shuangyashan City. In April 2002, neighborhood policemen asked him to submit his photograph for their Falun Gong practitioners' profile. Liu refused and as a result
was then detained in the Shuangyashan City Detention Center. He was released after 15 days on a hunger and fluids strike. The detention center ordered Liu to pay a 150 Yuan "food fee." Liu didn't have the money so a police officer wrote him a bill and Liu signed it. After returning home, Liu thought it over and realized the police were violating the law for illegally detaining him. He returned to the police station, got back the bill and tore it up. He said, "I didn't eat or drink anything in the detention center. What kind of food money do I owe?" The police offer was enraged and later kidnapped Liu on returning from an out-of-town work assignment. After five or six months of torture in the detention center, Liu was merely skins and bones and was on the verge of death. In order to avoid responsibility, the police drove him home in a police car on January 14, 2003. Two police officers laid Liu on the bed. At that time, Liu Jinshan could not open his mouth to speak or swallow food. He died at 7 a.m. on January 19, 2003.
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