Chinese Name: 佟振天
City: Shulan City
Date of Death: 2001-07-04
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: Jilin Province Forced Labor Camp
Tong Zhentian, male, 22, Nancheng Street, Shulan City of Jilin Province, went to Beijing's Tiananmen Square to appeal for Falun Dafa's innocence in January this year. He was arrested by policemen and brutally tortured. After he told the policemen where he came from, he was sent back to Shulan City Public Security Bureau and was illegally sentenced for one-year in a labor camp. During his stay in Jilin Labor Camp, he refused to give up his believe in Falun Dafa and was horribly tormented by the labor camp officials. His physical and mental health deteriorated severely and he was in extremely critical condition.
The labor camp sent him back home in order to shirk their responsibility, but Mr. Tong's health did not improve after returning home. Even so, the malevolent labor camp officials did not spare him. They went to his home and tried to force him to write a letter to denounce Falun Dafa. They threatened to take him back to the labor camp if he refused to do so. Mr. Tong resisted firmly. Unfortunately, due to his severe injuries from the torture, Mr. Tong Zhentian died on July 4, 2001.
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