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Mr. Dong Dejun from Dehui City, Jilin Province Dies after Brutal Beating in Yinmahe Labor Camp in Jiutai

July 25, 2004 |   By a practitioner from Dehui City

(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Dong Dejun, 61, lived in Tiantun, northwest of Zhitian Village, Wutai Town, Dehui City, Jilin Province. On February 3, 2002 (Chinese Lunar Calendar), policemen from the Wutai Village and the Dehui City Police Departments apprehended him. Mr. Dong was brought to the Yinmahe Labor Camp in Jiutai on March 27, where within only two days he was beaten until he was physically disabled. His nervous system was damaged and he could no longer take care of himself. After experiencing pain from the torture for over 800 days and nights, he tragically passed away on June 27, 2004.

After the truth of Falun Gong and the persecution had been effectively exposed in Changchun City through tapping into the cable television network on March 5, 2003, Jiang's regime went on a rampage and issued the secret directive to "kill [Falun Gong practitioners] without exception," thus starting a big wave of arrests throughout the province. On February 3, the chief of the Wutai Village Police Station, Mou Xiaojun, and policemen Guo Fengjun and Li Xiuyou colluded with policemen from the Dehui City Police Department to break into Dong Dejun's house. In front of numerous onlookers, they abducted Dong Dejun and took him to the police station.

Dong Dejun, true to his belief in "Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance," did not write the required "Guarantee Statement" (1) and was therefore illegally detained in the Dehui City Detention Center. He was then sent to a labor camp. On March 27, 2002, he was sent to the notorious Yinmahe Labor Camp in Jiutai.

A few days later, Dong Dejun's family received notice from the director of the labor camp, Meng Xianglin, telling them to come to Changchun to pick him up. It had only been a little over ten days since they had last seen him. When his family members visited him in the hospital, Mr. Dong was emaciated, unconscious and clearly close to death. The labor camp told the family that it was due to his hunger strike. However, this was not the truth.

According to an inside source in the Yinmahe Labor Camp, on the second day of Dong Dejun's assignment to the "Re-education Squad" he was cruelly tortured. The witness reported that some prisoners dragged Dong Dejun to the bathroom across the hall from the No. 2 Dorm, and beat and kicked him. After they kicked him to the ground, they kicked him in the head with heavy leather shoes. Dong Dejun fell unconscious instantly.

Realizing that Dong Dejun was close to death, the guards and the prisoners took Mr. Dong to Jiutai City Hospital by car to try to save his life. However, the hospital could not save him because his brain was damaged. From there, they sent Dong Dejun to the China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Changchun. After the experts had examined him, they claimed that his brain had been injured so severely that a massive blot clot had formed. There was nothing anybody could do to help him. In order to avoid responsibility, officials from the labor camp lied to the family, who then took him back home with them.

After Dong Dejun reached his family home, he was still extremely weak. His veins constricted when his family tried to inject him with medicine. Amazingly, under the tender care of his family, Dong Dejun recovered a little and survived for a while. Unfortunately, due to extensive brain and nerve damage, he never fully regained his mental faculties. The left side of his body had been beaten until it was paralyzed. He was forced to lie in bed and could not take care of himself. He lived together with his 83-year-old dad. His niece especially took care of him for his daily living.

In this way, a previously healthy, elderly man with high moral standards, who followed the principles of "Truthfulness, Benevolence and Forbearance" was persecuted to death only 17 days after he was apprehended and two days after he was sent to Yinmahe Labor Camp.

In June 2004, after having suffered the pain from the torture for 800 days, Dong Dejun's health gradually worsened. He tragically passed away on June 27, after ineffective medical intervention.

The staff at the Yinmahe Labor Camp in Jiutai are responsible for the murder of Dafa practitioner Dong Dejun. The instructor of the "Re-education Squad," Gao Ke is the primary culprit.

Phone numbers of relevant offices and personnel:

The chief of the police station of Wutai Village, Dehui City: Mou Xiaojun 86-431-7580010 (Office), 86-130891320 (Moblie); 86-431-7272828 (Home);

The policemen from Wutai Police Station: Guo Fengjun, Li Xiuyou 86-431-7580010 (Office);

The head of the Political and Security Division of the Dehui City Police Department: Zhao Yujie 86-431-7222053 (Office), 86-431-7224923 (Home), 86-13504397188 (Mobile);

The Vice President of the Political and Security Division of the Dehui City Police department: Zhang Qingchun 86-431-7222053 (Office), 86-431-7264567 (Home), 86-13630545335 (Mobile).

Phone numbers of relevant personnel at Yinmahe Labor Camp in Jiutai:

Director Guo Junpeng 86-431-2511197 (Office);

Administrative Director, Zhen Hailin 86-13331651669 (Mobile);

Director of the Health Division, Wang Chunshi, 86-13844002938 (Mobile);

Gao Ke, Meng Xianglin (Meng has been transferred to the Changchun Women's Labor Camp).

July 20, 2004

(1) "Guarantee Statement:" A statement to declare that he or she is remorseful for practicing Falun Gong and guarantees not to practice Falun Gong again, not to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, and never again associate with any Falun Dafa practitioners.