(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Song Ruiyi was a 48 year old resident of Group Five in Chaoyang Village, Yilan County, Heilongjiang Province. In March 1998, Song's family of five started the cultivation of Falun Dafa. The whole family benefited tremendously from the practice.
On January 6, 2000, Song went to the Appeal Office in Beijing to say just words for Dafa. However, he was arrested, taken back to Yilan and held at the Second Detention Center for 77 days. During the detention, he was brutally tortured. He was beaten and forced to stand for long periods of time. The guards even dunked his head in the toilet for a long time. Under the instructions of assistant director of the detention center, Li Zhong, head guard Sun Hui used all means to torture Song. Once Li used bath towels to choke Song, almost strangling him. They extorted 6,900 yuan from Song's family and also confiscated his tricycle.
On November 9, 2000, Song went to Beijing again. He unfurled a banner and shouted "Falun Dafa is good." He was arrested and taken back to Yilan. While being held at the Chengnan Police Station, policeman Liu Qingtao beat him savagely. Afterwards, Song was sent to the Second Detention Center. Later he was sentenced to one year of forced labor camp and sent to Changlizi Labor Camp in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. He was not released until May 31, 2001.
On November 29, 2001, Song and his wife, along with seven other practitioners, went to rural areas to distribute Dafa truth-clarification materials. All the nine practitioners were arrested and sent to Yilan County Hotel to be tortured. The county "610 Office," Political and Security Department and the police department worked together to interrogate them, torturing them for 36 hours straight. Song's hands were tied behind his back with one hand over the shoulder and the other hand against the lower back. The police then applied a great deal of force to pull the two hands toward one another and handcuffed the two hands together. They hung him up by the handcuffs. As time went by, the cuffs cut into his flesh, leaving him in unbearable pain. Later Song did not want to see his fellow practitioners suffer, so he placed all responsibilities on himself and told the police he initiated the distribution of Dafa materials. The police stopped the torture and sent them to the Second Detention Center. Six days later, Ms. Zhang Min, one of the nine practitioners, died of torture at the detention center.
Song went on a hunger strike to protest. Three days later, the guards were ordered by the director Zheng Jun to force feed him with high density brine . But Song still continued the hunger strike. Fourteen days later, seeing Song was on the verge of death, the detention center guards sent him home to avoid the responsibility should Song die in the center.
On December 29, 2001, Yilan County police conducted a mass arrest of practitioners. In order to avoid further persecution, Song and his wife had to leave home, leaving his 76-year-old mother and 16-year-old daughter alone. While they were wandering around, the police station police forced his village government to finance their hunt for Song. Due to torture he suffered before at the detention center, Song had stomach problems and he could not eat much. During the homeless life, he finally collapsed and became bedridden. On November 3, 2002, he passed away in a place other than his hometown.