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Dafa Practitioner Mr. Zhao Mingxiang Tortured to Death by Police in Jimo City, Shandong Province

June 02, 2004 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhao Mingxiang was 46 years old and lived in Zhaojiaguan Village, Renzhao Town, Pingdu City, Shandong Province. He was forced to leave home for four years because of the persecution. On December 21, 2003, he was arrested while distributing truth clarification materials in Duanbolan Town, Jimo City. Villagers discovered his body in a haystack on December 30, 2003.

Witnesses said Zhao Mingxiang was wearing only one shoe and no belt. According to the police custom in Mainland China, the officers remove belts and other items after arresting someone.

On May 25, 2004, Zhao Mingxiang's family went to the Jimo City Police Department to claim the body. The police said Zhao Mingxiang died from "hunger and cold weather." His family asked to take back his ashes, but the police said there were no ashes. Zhao Mingxiang's family saw four pictures of him in the police portfolio, in which he looked emaciated with a long, unshaved mustache. He wore only underwear and was disheveled. Zhao Mingxiang obviously died after suffering nine days of brutal torture at the Duanbolan Police Station in Jimo City. We assume the police disposed of his body in order to escape responsibility. The villagers called the police when they saw the body, and the police said the body was "unclaimed" and "unidentified."

Zhao Mingxiang was a dignified Dafa practitioner. During five years of persecution he lived with fellow practitioners in Qingdao City and Jimo City. He ate simple food and salted vegetables almost every day, as he had to get by on 70 Yuan a month (the average monthly income in China is 500 Yuan).

Phone numbers of related governmental departments in Jimo City, Shandong Province

Duanbolan Police Station: 86-532-3561127, 3561327

Jimo City Police Department head office: 86-532-8512062, 8512061

Investigation Group: 86-532-8528665

Criminal Police Division: 86-532-8572179

No. 2 Criminal Police Division: 86-532-8599166

No. 4 Criminal Police Division: 86-532-8577286

Security Action Group: 86-532-8512694

Duanbolan Civil Administration Office: 86-532-3561757

Dongwa No. 1 Village Committee in Duanbolan: 86-532-3571175

Dongwa No. 2 Village Committee in Duanbolan: 86-532-3571162

Dongwa No. 3 Village Committee in Duanbolan: 86-532-3571176

Waqianzhuang Village Committee in Duanbolan: 86-532-3571182, 3571828

Xiwa Village Committee in Duanbolan: 86-532-3571171

Duanyi Village Committee in Duanbolan: 86-532-3561571

Huaishugou Village Committee in Duanbolan: 86-532-3561059