(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Hu Zengxiang, a Falun Gong practitioner in Qiansuozhuang Village, Guozhuang Township, Ju County, Rizhao City, Shandong Province, was over 60 years old. He used to live by himself. After he started to practice Falun Gong in 1997, he became very healthy. He was always willing to help his neighbors when they were in hard situations. Seeing how he improved, his neighbors all marveled at the miraculous effects of Falun Gong.

Mr. Hu never gave up his belief in the principles of Falun Gong--"Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance"--even when the persecution launched by the Chinese Communist Party was most severe. He never stopped clarifying the facts of Falun Gong to people, either.

In the spring of 2005, Hu Zengxiang was arrested by the local police and illegally detained in the Lu County Detention Center for a few days. Later he was transferred to Wangcun Forced Labor Camp, where he stayed for more than a month. After he returned home, he was very weak due to the brutal treatment he was subjected to in the labor camp, but he quickly recovered.

Mr. Hu was again secretly arrested by CCP personnel on December 29, 2007. Within about three weeks he was dead.

On that day in December, around ten people from the Public Security Bureau in Lu County and the Guozhuang Township Police Station broke into Mr. Hu's home, ransacked it, and arrested him. They took more than 2,000 yuan in cash, some VCDs, and other truth-clarifying materials from his home. The police also threatened to look for the Falun Gong Radio Station. Later they suppressed any information about Mr. Hu's case and started rumors such as, "We did not arrest him" and "He has escaped." It is not clear where he was held. A reliable source said that someone saw Mr. Hu Zengxiang in Qiansuozhuang Village's committee room several days before the new year. The source said that Mr. Hu was almost too tragic to look at because of how severely he had been tortured: his collarbone was broken, his hands were swollen as big as rice bowls, he had lost one of his toes as a result of frostbite, he was not able to walk, etc.

Three weeks after Hu Zengxiang was arrested, someone found his dead body in his home. That was how they discovered that he had passed away. No one knows the exact date when he died.

Public Security Bureau in Lu County: 86-633-6202516
Qiansuozhuang Village Police Station: 86-633-6691110