Mr. Qiao Zengyi of Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province Died as a Result of Torture (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioner Qiao Zengyi was arrested at his home in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province on June 22, 2006. He was then detained at the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp. During his detention, Mr. Qiao became seriously ill. Many times, his family requested to take him to the hospital, but the requests were refused by the guards. On July 11, 2007, the guards released Mr. Qiao when he was barely alive. On September 12, 2007, Mr. Qiao Zengyi passed away.
On the morning of June 22, 2006, Zhang Yue and Lin Bo (policemen from Bashan Police Station), Wang Limin (chief of the National Security Bureau of Nangang Police Department Precinct), Zhou (first name unknown, political director of the National Security Bureau of Nangang Police Department Precinct), Zou (first name unknown, chief of the Department of Armed Forces of Fendou Liaison Office), Zhang (first name unknown, director of the Neighborhood Office), and some other people surrounded Mr. Qiao's home. That afternoon, police picked the lock on the door and broke in. At approximately 4:20 p.m., they took Mr. Qiao to Bashan Police Station. At around 11:30 p.m., Mr. Qiao was taken to the detention center at Nangang Police Department Precinct. Several days later, when Mr. Qiao's son visited the detention center, the police told him that they were going to detain Mr. Qiao for several days.
Over two months later, the police notified Mr. Qiao's son that Mr. Qiao was sentenced to one and a half years in a forced labor camp. Mr. Qiao's son asked the chief of the National Security Bureau (also of the 610 Office) of Nangang Police Department Precinct why his father was sent to a forced labor camp. The chief told him that Mr. Qiao "disturbed social stability." When Mr. Qiao's son asked how his father had disturbed social stability by staying at home, the chief didn't answer. Chief Wang Limin and political director Zhou of the National Security Bureau had organized the arrest and detention of many Falun Gong practitioners. Police officer Liu Kan of the National Security Bureau was in charge of Mr. Qiao's case throughout, from his arrest to his sentence.
On June 2, 2007, Mr. Qiao became seriously ill and was taken to the Second Municipal Hospital. On June 3, the police notified Mr. Qiao's family to go to the hospital to pay the bills. His family requested to give Mr. Qiao a full examination, but the request was turned down. Several days later, Mr. Qiao was taken back to the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp.
On June 10, 2007, Mr. Qiao's family went to visit him. After seeing Mr. Qiao's poor health condition, they requested again to take Mr. Qiao to the hospital. Their request was turned down again.
On July 4, officials at the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp told Mr. Qiao's family to bring some medicine to Mr. Qiao for his lung infection. Mr. Qiao was on the verge of death as a result of torture. His family asked to take Mr. Qiao to the hospital. The officials refused their request.
On July 9, Mr. Qiao's family asked the officials to take Mr. Qiao to the hospital. Their request was refused yet again.
On July 11, the officials finally agreed to have Mr. Qiao's family take him to the hospital. In the hospital, Mr. Qiao was diagnosed with secondary pulmonary tuberculosis with cavities in both lungs, fluid in his chest, and diabetes. Mr. Qiao's weight had dropped to 110 pounds (he weighed about 200 pounds before being detained at the labor camp). Mr. Qiao was transferred to the Chest Hospital. Mr. Qiao passed away at around 1:45 p.m. on September 12, 2007.
The following is the contact information for the people responsible:
Wang Limin, chief of the National Security Bureau: 86-13354515677 (Cell), 86-451-87664172 (Office)
Zhou (surname), political director of the National Security Bureau: 86-13303609772 (Cell), 86-451-87664172 (Office)