Chinese Name: 邸振金
City: Kuancheng County
Date of Death: 2005-07-21
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2002-05
Most recent place of detention: Tangdaoge Town Detention Center
Mr. Di Zhenjin, 78, was a Falun Gong practitioner in Kuancheng County, Hebei Province. He had previously suffered a stroke and was very frail in health. He quickly regained his health after practicing Falun Gong in March 1997. He did not feel tired after working, and felt like a young man again. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Jiang's regime started persecuting Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, the police often broke into and ransacked his home, confiscating Falun Gong books and harassing him and his family. Di Zhenjin persisted in clarifying the truth to people and validating the Fa. In May 2002, around a dozen deputies from the Kuancheng County Public Security Bureau and the Tangdaohe Township Police Station suddenly broke into his house, ransacked the rooms, seized the books and truth clarification materials, and arrested Zhenjin, taking him to the township police station for interrogations. They detained him at the detention center afterwards for further torture. Zhenjin suffered severe mental duress, followed by abdominal pain and blood in his stools. Under constant harassment, surveillance and coercion, he died on July 21, 2005.
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