Xu Xingguo

Chinese Name: 许兴国
Gender: Male
Age: 59
City: Wen Village, Huangni Township, Yongxing County
Province: Hunan
Date of Death: 2007-11-14
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2007-02-28
Most recent place of detention: Xinkaipu Forced Labor Camp in Changsha City
Case Description:

Mr. Xu Xingguo, 59, lived in Wen Village, Huangni Township in Yongxing County, Hunan Province, and practiced Falun Gong. He was subjected to persecution by the local Party officials many times. He was detained in the county detention center three times. Once, he was beaten by about eight policemen, and after he passed out, they woke him up with a cigarette burn and continued to beat him.

In the spring of 2002, he was sentenced to two years in prison. On February 28, 2007, he was arrested again. He was sentenced to one year of forced labor. He was taken home from the Xinkaipu Labor Camp due to high blood pressure. The Yongxing County 610 Office agents injected an unknown drug into his forehead before taking him home. His eyes constantly watered and his nose was congested when he returned home. He felt confused, experienced amnesia, and suffered miserably for six months. He died on November 14, 2007.