Qin Yueming

Chinese Name: 秦月明
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
City: Yichun City
Province: Heilongjiang
Date of Death: 2011-02-26
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2002-04
Most recent place of detention: Jiamusi Prison
Case Description:

At around 6 p.m. on February 26, 2011, Mr. Qin Yueming's wife received a phone call from Jiamusi Prison informing her that Mr. Qin had suffered a sudden heart attack and died. She was summoned to come to the prison to finish a “necessary procedure.” Mr. Qin's family went to the prison on the afternoon of February 27.

Not long ago, Jiamusi Prison set up a “Harsh Management Team” for the purpose of reaching an 85-percent “transformation” rate among Falun Gong practitioners. Since February 21, selected practitioners have been handed over to the “Harsh Management Team.” They were not allowed to bring with them any personal belongings or daily necessities. Every practitioner is watched by several prisoners, and under constant pressure every day to write statements renouncing Falun Gong. All of their rights have been taken away, including family visitation, phone calls, purchasing daily necessities, etc. Mr. Qin Yueming was transferred to the “Harsh Management Team” on February 21, and died six days later.