Mr. Cheng Xueshan
Mr. Cheng Xueshan was a Falun Dafa practitioner in Jinchuan Village, Jinchuan Township, Tongjiang City of Heilongjiang Province. He was illegally arrested when he was distributing truth-clarification materials on April 5th, 2005. He was tortured to death just seven days later. (Clearwisdom.net has reported the case, see http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2005/5/15/60790.html). More information about the persecution against Mr. Cheng was discovered on the anniversary of his death.
Mr. Cheng Xueshan was illegally imprisoned several times since 1999. He was held in Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp of Heilongjiang Province for one year.
Firmly Cultivating Dafa and Being Persecuted by the Police Frequently
Cheng Xueshan, was born on November 9th, 1940. He started cultivating Falun Dafa at the end of 1996.
After he began practicing Falun Gong, Mr. Cheng Xueshan cultivated his character strictly following Dafa's standard. He inspired his family members to practice Falun Gong. Since then, not only did he gain a healthy body and mind, but his family also became more harmonious. In the winter of 1999, Mr. Cheng Xueshan and his eldest son were illegally imprisoned in Tongjiang City Detention Center. His wife has been illegally imprisoned twice and his house has been ransacked several times since then.
At Tongjiang City Detention Center, when Director Pan slandered Falun Dafa, Mr. Cheng Xueshan immediately exposed the lies. Director Pan punished Mr. Cheng Xueshan by putting a 53-pound iron shackle and handhold on him. It was so heavy that Mr. Cheng Xueshan was not able to stand up straight. He was forced to carry this torture instrument for 58 days. Later at the public trial orchestrated by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), Mr. Cheng Xueshan and several other Dafa disciples shouted, "Falun Dafa is good" while walking in the corridor. Director Pan slammed Mr. Cheng Xueshan's face fiercely and punished him further. Mr. Cheng Xueshan was then sent to Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp.
At Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp, Mr. Cheng Xueshan was first put in solitary confinement for seven days. He was forced to lie on the concrete floor in the cold winter and his body was frozen numb. His whole body developed water retention and he urinated blood. He became extremely weak. Puss, blood and scabies were all over his body. With the exception of his face, his whole body started to fester and he could no longer care for himself. Being afraid of his deteriorating condition, the forced labor camp did not want to keep him any longer. Mr. Cheng Xueshan successfully left the Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp in May 2003.
After returning home, Mr. Cheng Xueshan studied Dafa and did the Falun Gong exercises and his body quickly recovered. He devoted himself to Fa-rectification work, making the best use of all his time to do the three things, especially truth-clarification. Mr. Cheng Xueshan often rode a bicycle to other villages to clarify the truth about Falun Gong and the CCP's persecution. Sometimes he distributed materials and sometimes he talked to people face-to-face. One evening after talking to some people, he rode his bicycle home and got lost in the dark. Carrying the bike on his shoulder, he spent several hours crossing ditches before he finally got back to the main road. On market days, he went to distribute truth-clarification materials, talk to people, and shout, "Falun Dafa Is good." Anytime he went out or visited friends or relatives, he always clarified the truth to other people, trying to save them.
Illegally Arrested and Tortured to Death in one Week
On April 5th, 2005, Mr. Cheng Xueshan went to distribute truth-clarification materials and was arrested by policemen at Nongqiao Township in Fuyuan County. He never returned. His family member received a notice on April 12th, saying that Mr. Cheng "died of myocardial infarction." The time of death was 9:30 a.m. on April 12th, only seven days after his arrest.
In the afternoon of April 5th, after Mr. Cheng Xueshan was arrested, Wang Weihua from Jinchun Township Police Station led four people to Mr. Cheng Xueshan's house carrying electric batons and rubber sticks. They forcibly held down Mr. Cheng's wife and his eldest son while ransacking the house.
A few days after, Mr. Cheng Xueshan's family members went to the police station, asking where he was and requesting to send some personal items to him. The policemen were rude and refused to tell them where Mr. Cheng was imprisoned. A week after Mr. Cheng's disappearance, his second son received the notice of his father's death. After hearing the news, Mr. Cheng's wife and his eldest son went to Fuyuan County. There they met Deputy Chief Xu, but Xu deliberately delayed showing them Mr. Cheng Xueshan's body.
Cheng Xueshan's wife and his eldest son were finally led to the morgue at 5 or 6 o'clock that evening. Mr. Cheng Xueshan's body was in a freezer with only the top part of the body visible. As his eldest son wrote in the article, "Remembering My Father," "Father's head was hanging, with eyes closed. He was lying in the freezer. The skin on the left side of his nose was broken. I used my right arm to hold his head. As soon as I lifted up his head his eyes half-opened and then closed. When I saw that I said 'My father is not dead. Father has not died yet!' But in less than two minutes, we were dragged out of the morgue. They didn't allow us to see him any more. I strived to stay there, but four or five policemen dragged me out, sending me to the hotel. It was impossible for us to open the freezer to fully examine his body."
His eldest son said, "Because his body had been in the freezer for such a long time, it was difficult for us to tell whether the dark purple marks on his body were from beatings or from freezing. I saw there were blue and purple wounds on two thirds of his wrists. There was a lump inside his body, to the right of the center of his chest. It would move around when I touched it with my hand. I could not tell whether there were any other wounds or internal injuries." He discovered all these when he rushed into the morgue later, insisting on putting the funeral clothes on his father.
In only one week, a once healthy person, Mr. Cheng Xueshan became a handful of ash. Nothing else was left. He did not even get a chance to see his family a final time. Mr. Cheng's wife was very upset. "This is too ruthless. Such a health person was beaten to death in only a few days."