Zhang Zhenggang

Chinese Name: 张正刚
Gender: Male
Age: 36
City: Huaian City
Province: Jiangsu
Date of Death: 2000-03-30
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2000-03-02
Most recent place of detention: Huaian City Detention Center
Case Description:

On March 2, 2000, Zhang was taken into custody in Huaian police station. On March 25, he was brutally beaten, which left fatal injuries to his brain. Later, he was sent to the First Hospital of Huaian City for emergency treatment, and fell into a coma. On March 30, the medical examination showed that Zhang still had weak heartbeats and breaths. Then about 50 police officers appeared, and they imposed a curfew at the hospital. Then a few officers pushed Zhang's family members and other patients around, and took Zhang, who still had heartbeats and breaths, to the crematorium. Zhang's body was cremated without the consent of his family members. Mr. Zhang Zheng-gang Was Murdered by Chinese Police

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