Zhou Zhichang

Chinese Name: 周志昌
Gender: Male
Age: 45
City: Shuangcheng City
Province: Heilongjiang
Date of Death: 2000-05-06
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 1999-09
Most recent place of detention: Shuangcheng City Detention Center
Case Description:

In September 1999, Zhou went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong.During the eight months in the detention center, he was shackled most of the time.On the morning of May 6, 2000, the ninth day of his hunger strike, he was taken to the Shuangcheng Hospital by the guards.The examination showed him in good health.On the same afternoon when he was again sent to the hospital, his pupils were dilated and he passed away.

Obviously, Zhou did not die of natural causes. His face indicated extreme pain. His eyes were wide open, so was his mouth. There were many wounds on his body and head. His fingers and toes were black. The skin on his head was red, and separable from the skull. The local communist government forced his family members to sign an agreement that Zhou died of a heart attack, which his family members refused.

Zhou was a well-known good person and official in the local area. His death shocked many people.

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