Mr. Zhu Xizhen from Huangma Township, Nanchang County, Jiangxi Province Died as a Result of Persecution
Mr. Zhu Xizhen, 55 years old, is a farmer from Huangma Township, Nanchang County, Jiangxi province. On September 23, 2004, while he was visiting friends and relatives, the police illegally detained Mr. Zhu at the police station in Huangma Township. Two days after he was sent back home, he lost consciousness and died on December 7, 2004.
Mr. Zhu's home was ransacked twice by the local police officers in Huangma Township, in February of 2001 and in December 2003. He was also sent to a forced labor camp in the city of Nanchang. In the forced labor camp, he suffered brutal force-feedings and other tortures. His body and mind were severely damaged.
In March of 2004, Mr. Zhu was released from the forced labor camp, but he was still monitored and harassed by the police for a long time. On September 23, 2004, while visiting friends and relatives, he was illegally detained at the police station. He died on December 7, 2004. According to eyewitnesses, police officers sent Mr. Zhu back home in two vehicles. The policemen told his family members, "He is all right." Two days later Mr. Zhu's mind became unclear and he lost consciousness. It is suspected that the policemen may have either put some harmful drugs in Mr. Zhu's food or injected him with some drugs while in police custody. Further investigation is underway.