Chinese Name: 孟庆锡
City: Weifang City
Date of Death: 2000-11-20
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2000-09-30
Most recent place of detention: law office of Mucun Town
Meng Qingxi, male and in his 40's, was from Mengjia Village, Mucun Town, Fangzi District, Weifang City, Shandong Province. On the evening of September 30, 2000, town government officials took him away from his home without reason and sent him to the town law office. There were more than 20 Dafa practitioners being held there, all in the same room. They were detained because the town government wanted to obey the Party's order to "transform the Falun Gong practitioners by force". In fact, everybody knows that the transformation is only an excuse to extort money. They instructed clearly that whoever pays 2,000 Yuan can go home immediately.
Meng Qingxi's entire family practices Dafa. They had been fined more than twenty thousand Yuan since last year. They already owe heavy debts and have difficult lives. They weren't able to collect enough money after visiting all of their relatives and friends. The town government personnel forced them to go home to borrow more money during the day, and then took them back to the law office for "study and transformation". If they couldn't borrow money during the day, they would be brutally tortured at night. Meng and his wife and the other over twenty Dafa practitioners spent almost 60 such nights and days in the law office.
On the night of November 20, Meng Qingxi was beaten to death by government personnel.
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