Yang Guiquan

Chinese Name: 杨贵全
Gender: Male
Age: 45
City: Fuxin City
Province: Liaoning
Date of Death: 2009-07-05
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: Xindi Detention Center.
Case Description:

Mr. Yang Guiquan, 45, lived in Fuxin City, Liaoning Province. At around 7:00 p.m. on June 20, 2009, he was clarifying the truth in a shopping mall when he was reportedly arrested by officers from the political security office of the Haizhou District Police Department. Mr. Yang shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!" The police dragged him into their vehicle, interrogated him overnight in the department compound, and locked him up in the Xindi Detention Center.

His family went to request his release but the police refused their request. Mr. Yang began a hunger strike when he entered the detention center, and was brutally force-fed by the guards. His family requested to have him released multiple times, but the requests were all denied and the family was deprived of their right to visit him.

On July 5, 2009, Mr. Yang appeared to be very ill, and was taken for emergency treatment to the Fuxin City Mining General Hospital, where he died at 3:00 p.m. on the same day. His family was notified that his "death was due to a heart attack" at 8:00 p.m., five hours after his death.