Chinese Name: 黄硅熙
City: Yanji City
Date of Death: 2008-09-25
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: Chaoyang Police Station
Mr. Huang Guixi, 69, lived in Yanji City, Jilin Province. On May 13, 2004, officers from the Beishan Police Station arrested Mr. Huang and his wife Chi Yingshu, detaining them for 38 days in the Yanji City Detention Center and sentencing him to one year of forced labor. In the Yinmahe Forced Labor Camp, located in Jiutai City, Mr. Huang was tortured. When he first entered the camp, guards tried to force him to write a "Dissociation Statement" to give up his faith; if he refused, 8 guards would tie his hands behind his back pressing him down to the floor, step on him with force and beat him brutally. Mr. Huang shouted loudly, "I am 66 years old. It is wrong that you treat an old man like this. Jiang (the former leader of China) betrayed our country, please don't follow Jiang. You can reason with me."
The guards and prisoners had no grounds for the abuse they inflicted on Mr. Huang, but tortured him nonetheless. They deprived him of sleep for six days, allowing him to eat only four tiny pieces of corn bread per day and no boiled water, only tap water (not drinkable in China). Many practitioners detained there suffered from diarrhea. They were also injected with unknown drugs. Practitioners who were injected with these drugs all felt very tired.
Mr. Huang also endured a type of torture where one is forced to sit on the edge of a bed for 18 hours per day for six months. If he moved his legs one bit, guards would force him to write a Dissociation Statement, otherwise a brutal beating would follow. Mr. Huang's buttocks became rotten due to this torture. His pants could not be taken off as a result of the wound's fluid sticking to the material. Guards also burned him with cigarettes. He was released from the camp on April 20, 2005 but his weight had dropped from 150 pounds to 60 pounds.
He was very weak following his release. His children worried about his health and bought an airline ticket on May 10, 2006, arranging for him be treated in a big hospital in Shanghai. On May 11, 2006, one day before his planned medical trip, officers from the Chaoyang Police Station arrested him and his wife again. The police had claimed they were there to check their Resident Permits. They found a photo of Falun Dafa's founder and arrested them. They took their TV, VCDs and copy machine. The police locked Mr. Huang up for over 40 days.
After that incident, the local police and community officials often harassed the family, causing Mr. Huang's health to worsen. He died on September 25, 2008, in Yanbian Korean Prefecture Hospital.
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