(Clearwisdom.net) Officials from the Yantai City 610 Office in Shandong Province made a decision on June 20 to cremate the remains of He Xiuling, a Falun Gong practitioner who was persecuted to death while unlawfully detained.

In 2003, officials from Yantai City 610 Office arrested Ms. He Xiuling in Wendeng City. She was imprisoned at the Zhifu District Detention Center for a long time, where she suffered brutal torture. At 7:30 a.m. on March 11, 2004 persecutors from the Yantai 610 Office, the Zhifu District Detention Center, and Liuhuangding Hospital sent He Xiuling to the mortuary even though she was still alive and breathing. She was stripped below the waist and left to freeze in the mortuary.

He Xiuling's husband, Falun Gong practitioner Xu Chengben, made a formal request to conduct an investigation on the actual cause of his wife's death.

After some discussion an agreement with the operators of the mortuary wwas reached that no one had the right to dispose of He Xiuling's remains without Xu Chengben's consent. Xu Chengben was also guaranteed permission to view his wife's body at any time. This agreement became a source of concern for the wicked persecutors. More detailed information related to this case was exposed in an article written by Xu Chengben entitled, "Persecutors from the Yantai 610 Office Sent He Xiuling to the Mortuary While She Was Still Alive," which was posted on Clearwisdom.net.

In April 2006, the police secretly arrested Xu Chengben. Recently, Yantai 610 Office personnel met with Xu Chengben's son Xu Hui, who hadn't spoken with his father. Xu Hui was tricked into acknowledging an arrangement to allow his mother's remains to be cremated on June 20, believing that 610 officials would provide economic compensation to the family and release his father.

On April 4, 2006, "The Coalition for the Investigation of the Persecution of Falun Gong in China" was established. The Yantai 610 Office's attempt to cremate the body and destroy evidence of the persecution is lamentable. We hope that the international investigative organizations, various governmental and non-governmental organizations, and friends and supporters of Falun Gong will note this atrocity and stop the lawless 610 officials from going ahead with their plan to cremate the body and destroy the evidence.

Officials involved in this crime:

Ding Xianfeng, Current Director of the Yantai City, Zhifu District Detention Center: 86-535-6015514 (Office)
Zhifu District Judicial Bureau of Yantai City: 86-535-6225503
Address: 76 Shifu St., Zhifu District, Yantai City, Shandong Province, 264001
Zhifu District Police Station of Yantai City: 86-535-6217447
Address: 78 Shifu St., Yantai City
Zhifu District Control Bureau of Yantai City: 86-535-6226962, Fax: 86-535-6226781
Address: 76 Shifu St., Zhifu District, Yantai City, Shandong Province, 264000
Zhifu District Procuratorate of Yantai City: 86-535-3011309
Address: 23 Ping'an Lu, Shifu St., Zhifu District