Wang Baojin - 王宝金
Mr. Wang Baojin began practicing Falun Dafa in 1996 and his severe lung disease vanished after three months. His bad habits also disappeared. However, after the persecution started in July 1999, local police pressured his employer. He was fired on July 19, 1999 because he refused to give up his faith in Falun Dafa. Mr. Wang was constantly harassed by local police and community administration workers.
Mr. Wang had to leave home to avoid being arrested in March 2001. In September 2001, police arrested him while he was purchasing a professional printer. After he paid for it, the police returned the printer, but took his 18,000 yuan. His family tried many times to get their money back, but their efforts were in vain. They sought help from a lawyer. At first, the lawyer said the police had no right to take their money, and promised to win the case. But when they contacted the lawyer a second time, he had already been threatened by the police, and did not dare to take the case. Their money has still not been returned.
The police detained Mr. Wang in Yingkou City Detention Center. In order to protest the persecution, Mr. Wang went on a hunger strike. The guards brutally force-fed him, causing him to cough up blood throughout the night. He was cruelly beaten multiple times and nailed onto the bed board. He was beaten so badly that he suffered from severe traumatic pleurisy, and was rushed to the hospital four times in two weeks.
Domestic Security agents fabricated charges against Mr. Wang Baojin, accusing him of running a print shop, put him through a secret trial, denied him legal representation, and sentenced him to ten years in prison. Mr. Wang was detained in Wafangdian City Prison, and then transferred to Huazi Prison in Liaoyang City. He refused to do labor at the prison and requested to be released because he was innocent. The guards force-fed him five times per day; sometimes it was highly concentrated salt water or very hot food. This damaged his health severely.
In July 2004, Huazi Prison authorities put Mr. Wang and thirteen other practitioners on forced labor duty and tortured them. Mr. Wang was later transferred to Nanguanling Prison in Dalian City.
At around 9 p.m. on December 7, 2009, Mr. Wang had been tortured so badly that he was dying. He was unconscious, and doctors could not find a pulse or take his blood pressure. He became incontinent, and was as thin as a skeleton. He was rushed to the local hospital, and the doctors recommended taking him to the Dalian City Third Hospital.
In the emergency vehicle, two doctors told the guards to unlock his handcuffs and shackles, as time was running out, if they wished to attempt to rescue him. The guards called their superiors, but Mr. Wang entered the hospital still wearing restraints. He had no heartbeat or pulse. The doctor used oxygen to enable him to breathe his last breaths.
On December 8, 2009, the prison authorities notified Mr. Wang's family that he was very sick. His family rushed to the hospital, but their personal IDs were checked by the hospital security. They were not allowed to contact anyone and were closely watched the whole time.
On December 9, 2009, Mr. Wang passed away. The prison administration only allowed his family take a quick look at the body, and then threatened to cremate Mr. Wang in Dalian City. His family tried to file a lawsuit several times, but the court refused to accept their files. Mr. Wang's family is very worried that the prison authorities will cremate his body without consent.