Falun Dafa practitioner He Huajiang, a Daqing oil refinery employee in Heilongjiang Province, passed away on the night of December 23, 2002, due to the physical and psychological abuse he received at the Daqing Forced Labor Camp. According to sources, He Huajiang was kidnapped at his workplace by local police in September 2002. Police had previously come to his home on two separate occasions and harassed him, but he refused to open his door. This time they captured him at his workplace, escorted him to his home and tried to force him to open his door. He resolutely refused, and the police severely beat him in the corridor in front of his home as a result. Then his 15-year-old son witnessed the scene and opened the door to put a stop to this crime. The police seized the opportunity and entered the home, confiscating all of his Dafa books and truth-clarifying material. He Huanjiang and his son were both illegally detained in the local police station. His son was released because of his leg problems, but He Huanjiang remained in police custody.
He Huajiang had been detained for three months, and on the afternoon of December 23, 2002, he was illegally sent to Daqing Forced Labor Camp, where Dafa practitioners are subjected to ruthless torture. One practitioner, Wang Bing, was beaten to death there in September of 2000. The difference was that Wang Bing was killed in his prison cell in front of over 40 people, so the authorities cannot possibly deny it. This time around the police changed their tactics, as they dragged He Huajiang to a single room first, and then began their beating. That way if something should occur, nobody besides the perpetrator would have witnessed the incident, and after attaching a tall tale of a "heart attack", everything would be covered up. Presently the labor camp has prepared dozens of these single cell rooms strictly for the purpose of persecuting Dafa practitioners. Practitioners have to endure being beaten, pierced by needles, flushed with icy water, forced to sit on an iron rod, being choked by ropes, and other brutal torture techniques. Dozens of practitioners have been exposed to this inhuman treatment at Daqing Labor Camp. He Huajiang passed away after being tortured with these methods.
On the afternoon of December 23, 2002 after He Huajiang was kidnapped and brought to the Daqing Labor Camp, he was sent to a single room immediately, where police tortured him in an effort to coerce him into abandoning his faith in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." Although we know the extent of the torture suffered by He Huajiang, the details of his death are unclear. However, it is known that he died from the abuse around midnight. He had already passed away when his son was contacted at 1 a.m. by the labor camp to visit him. When he arrived his father was shoeless and appeared to have marks all over his body from ropes or twine.
On January 1, 2003, the perpetrators secretly cremated He Huajiang's body. Beforehand, the location of the body was kept secret, and the family members who came to mourn were not allowed to have any contact with those inside the labor camp. On the surface, the labor camp provided rooms and food for the family, but in reality this was to restrict their freedom. Before the cremation, only up to 10 family members were allowed to go to the mortuary. Under the labor camp authorities' persuasion and intimidation, He Huajiang's family members only requested that they treat his son well and did not press forward with any other action.