These three photographs of Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. He Xuezhao from Chenzhou City, Henan Province were taken on January 13, 2006, when he was dying from persecution. His wife is still being threatened. Additional details are not available at this time.

Mr. He Xuezhao was about 42 years old when he passed away. He used to work as an elementary school teacher at the Liyujiang Electricity Factory School in Chenzhou City/Zixing City in Hunan Province. Mr. He, a steadfast practitioner, was illegally detained in the Chenzhou Detention Center three times for a total of three hundred and ninety days. He paid considerable money and property in extortion fines to the police.

In January of 2000, when Mr. He went to Beijing City to appeal for Falun Dafa, he was illegally arrested and sentenced to one year of forced labor. He was tortured during this period in the Xinkaipu Forced Labor Camp of Changsha City in Hunan Province. The forced labor sentence was extended for an additional 6 months before he was released. He was abducted once again by police from the Chenzhou City 610 Office prior to the Lunar New Year of 2002.

In March 2002, the police arrested Mr. He from his workplace and took him to a hotel basement suite where he was tortured by at least ten police officers, including Peng Yanshou (male). Five days later, Mr. He escaped from the police but was forced to leave home to avoid further persecution.

On November 7, 2002, Mr. He Xuezhao was illegally arrested again. In November 2003, Mr. He was illegally sentenced to eight years of imprisonment in the Jinshi City Prison in Hunan Province. He was tortured almost to death, had great difficulty walking and could not speak properly. In February 2005, after his family's request, Mr. He was released for "medical treatment."

On January 13, 2006, Mr. He Xuezhao passed away following an extended period of harassment and monitoring by the Zixing City 610 Office and from individuals at his work place. His body was taken to a funeral home in Chenzhou City, but there was not family to deal with his remains; his wife had been arrested by the police in Zixing City.

The relevant work units that resulted in the death of Mr. He Xuezhao:

The 610 Office of Chenzhou City in Hunan Province and the 610 Office of Cixing City
The Police Department of Chenzhou City and Zixing City
The Beihu District Police Department of Chenzhou City
The Beihu District Court of Chenzhou City
The Jinshi City Prison in Hunan Province

Relevant phone numbers:

The Director of the 610 Office of Chenzhou City, Zhang Heping (male): 86-735-2871887 (Office), 86-735-2870566 (Home), 86-13973531339 (Cell)

The Deputy Director of the 610 Office of Chenzhou City, Shi De (male): 86-735-2871776 (Office), 86-735-2870187 (Home), 86-13873550898 (Cell)

A staff member of the Chenzhou City 610 Office, Peng Guanhua (female): 86-735-2871289 (Office)

The Director of the Shibei District 610 Office, Chen Boning (male): 86-735-2354908 (Home), 86-13337350016 (Cell)

The staff members of the Shibei District 610 Office, Zhao Zhixun (male) and Fu Pingyan (female)