Chinese Name: 杨伟东
City: Weifang City
Date of Death: 1999-12-25
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: Kangfu Hospital
Dafa practitioner Yang Weidong (from Weifang City, Shandong Province) was arrested by policemen from the Nanguan Police Substation early in the morning on November 23, 1999. He was then held in the retaining room at the Nanguan Police Substation.
After being detained for two days and one night, he was sent to the Weicheng Detention Center by his work unit (the Public Health Bureau) on the evening of November 24. Here, he was put under administrative detention. After he arrived at the detention center, Yang Weidong's health deteriorated even faster.
When the detention period was over on Dec 8, his work unit sent him to the mental department in Kangfu hospital, (Weichang District, Weifang City) and forced him to stay there. In addition, they sent a guard to watch him, prohibiting him from studying the Fa or practicing the exercises. By this time, Yang Weidong had developed liver edema, and his lower limbs were swollen. Even the doctor in Kangfu Hospital was frightened upon seeing his condition. He told the guard who watched Yang Weidong: "He is on the brink of physical collapse, how come you do not send him home? His illness is already incurable." Finally, the hospital realized that Yang Weidong was dying, so they asked his family to take him home. Five or six days later, on the evening of December 25, Yang Weidong passed away.
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