Ju Yajun

Chinese Name: 鞠亚军
Gender: Male
Age: 33
City: Acheng City
Province: Heilongjiang
Date of Death: 2001-10-26
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp in Harbin City
Case Description:

On October 8, 2001, Falun Gong practitioners illegally detained at Changlinzi Labor Camp No. 1 team, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, went on a hunger strike to protest the labor camp's persecution, illegal detention and their neglect of practitioners who have serious scabies infections, which causes them to be unable to take care of themselves.

Falun Gong practitioner Ju Yajun, male, about 30 years old, was on his 8th day of the hunger strike, refusing food and water, when he was pulled out of the cell by prisoners as instigated by the guards, Yang Chunhe and others. Taken to the clinic, he was brutally force-fed. Ju Yajun went into a semi-comatose state. But the guards still force-fed him brutally twice a day.

In the evening of October 22, Ju Yajun's neck suddenly became rigid while he was in a semi-comatose state. He was unable to recognize anybody, but kept saying, "This is the (Jiang Zemin) government's persecution of me." The guard asked the criminals to take Ju Yajun to the clinic and he was injected with an unknown substance. After coming back, he was unable to sleep all night. The second morning he was in a coma, with mouth open and breathing heavily. On October 23, the guard tied Ju Yajun down on a stretcher and force-fed him again. The next afternoon (October 24), fearing that Ju Yajun would die in the camp, the guards sent him to Yuquan [the area where his home is located], Heilongjiang Province, in an attempt to evade any responsibility of his serious condition. Ju Yajun's family sent him immediately to the Harbin City Medical College Hospital for emergency rescue. The rescue effort failed and Ju Yajun died in the early morning of October 26, 2001.