Jin Junjie

Chinese Name: 金俊杰
Gender: Male
Age: 35
City: Chaoyangchuan City
Province: Jilin
Date of Death: 2008-12-13
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: Yinmahe Force Labor Camp
Case Description:

Mr. Jin Junjie, 35, of Korean nationality, lived in Chaoyangchuan City, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, Jilin Province. He was a graduate of Yanji University, and was employed by the International Education Exchange Center under the Jilin Province Education Bureau. On July 22, 1999, he went to the Jilin Province CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Committee to appeal for justice for Falun Gong and was illegally arrested and detained at the Changchun City Police Academy. He was tortured with the "Carrying a Sword in the Back" (1) technique while being interrogated at the Erdao District Police Department. He was then detained for 15 days at the Daguang Detention Center.

On October 14, 1999, Mr. Jin Junjie went to Beijing again to appeal for Falun Gong. He was arrested and taken back to Changchun City, and sentenced to one year of forced labor. He was tortured in the Fenjin Forced Labor Camp. "Riding on a wooden horse" was a torture method used at the camp and named by the camp guards. Practitioners were forced to sit on a six-foot-long, two inches wide, three-foot-high bench. Practitioners were forced to sit close to each other for long periods of time. This torture technique is very painful, and causes the buttocks to fester.

Mr. Jin's forced labor term was extended by seven months, and he was transferred to the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp in March 2001. The guards twisted metal wires together to make a finger-thick sized whip. Mr. Jin was forced to lie on his stomach and he was whipped with the wire from head to toe. The regular prisoners would kick his stomach before he ate causing him to vomit and he was then unable to eat. Mr. Jin became emaciated, weighing less than 100 pounds. Starting on May 18, 2001, the guards in the Second Ward ordered prisoner Li Fuchen to beat Mr. Jin with a rattan cane. His hands and feet became swollen and bruised.

Mr. Jin was tortured to the point that he could not go to the dining hall to eat, or get out of bed. The guards in the Second Ward were afraid that he might die, so they reported his situation to the Camp Administration, and he was released. His mother took him home by carrying him on her back in the summer of 2001.

In September 2001, Mr. Jin was once again arrested from his home, and detained at the Longjing Detention Center for 15 days. He was sentenced to two years of forced labor, at the Yanji Prefecture Forced Labor Camp. Two or three months later, he was transferred to the Yinmahe Force Labor Camp located in Jiutai City, where he was imprisoned for two years and eight months. He was inhumanly tortured by the method of being locked in a small cell (2) for a long time.

During the extended detention period, guards attempted to brainwash Mr. Jin, and to have him fingerprinted. He went on a hunger strike to protest, and was then tortured with force-feeding. The labor camp doctor, Wang (given name unknown), bound his four limbs, and Mr. Jin was force-fed with highly concentrated salt water that severely damaged his heath. At the time of his release Mr. Jin was handcuffed and his head was soiled in blood.

By the summer of 2007, Mr. Jin was suffering from congestion, shortness of breath, being too thin and he vomited blood. Doctors diagnosed him with pulmonary tuberculosis. He died on December 13, 2008.