Liu Bingsen

Chinese Name: 刘秉森
Gender: Male
Age: 39
Province: Heilongjiang
Date of Death: 2003
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: a forced labor camp
Case Description:

Mr. Liu Bingsen, 39 years old, was employed at the fire station (the sixth team of the city fire station) at the Daqing Oil Field.

While being detained at a forced labor camp, Liu Bingsen was locked in a solitary cell at 1:00 p.m. on October 20, 2003, and was forced to sit on a metal chair, also called the "tiger bench." Deputy division head Zhang Mingzhu is the individual personally responsible for Mr. Liu's death.

Liu Bingsen was tied on the metal chair so that he could not move a bit. There was a hole in the middle of the chair. His abusers left him no choice but to relieve himself onto the chair. He was tied on the metal chair and tortured until he died. His legs were swollen when he died. On his upper right hip were two blisters, one about one square cm (about 0.16 square inch) and the other 2 cm. There was an obvious mark on the sole of his foot that looked like it came from electric shocking.

Guard Zhang Mingzhu boasted that even if they killed him, "We don't have to pay it back." Camp officials tried hard to cover up the facts and prevent the information from leaking out. When people asked, all replied in unison and lied, saying Liu Bingsen died of a heart attack.