Chen Xiangru

Chinese Name: 陈响如
Gender: Male
Age: 28
City: Yibin
Province: Sichuan
Date of Death: 2009-08-08
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2009-07-20
Most recent place of detention: Nanxi County Detention Center
Case Description:

Mr. Chen Xiangru's mother, Ms. Ren Zhaoxia was an employee of the Nanxi Hongguang Chemical Factory. On January 23, 2009, Ms. Ren Zhaoxia was illegally arrested by the local 610 Office and the National Security Brigade. She was sent to Yibin City Detention Center. This was the fourth time she had been taken away by the authorities for her belief in Falun Dafa. Previously, she had been imprisoned for a year in a forced labor camp.

Mr. Chen  went to the detention center to request his mother's release. The Chinese Communist Party officials then tried to arrest him. As a result, he was forced to quit his job and rent a room in Nanxi. On July 20, 2009, Mr. Chen Xiangru was arrested and detained in the Nanxi Detention Center. On August 8, 2009, he died under unknown circumstances.