Name: Cao Dong (曹东)
Age: Around 40
Address: Home town in Qingyang City, Gansu Province, Beijing home in 3rd Door-704, Zhubaizi Lane, Zhaojialou Community, Beijing (北京赵家楼宝珠子胡同3单元704室)
Occupation: Tourists guide
Date of Most Recent Arrest: May 21, 2006
Most Recent Place of Detention: Gansu Province Prison in Tianshui City (甘肃天水监狱)
Persecution Suffered: Sleep Deprivation, Forced Labor, Beatings, Imprisonment, Solitary Confinement, Torture, Fired from Workplace, Physical Restraint, Home Ransacked, Interrogation, Detention
(Clearwisdom.net) (By a correspondent from China) Mr. Cao Dong's wife, Ms. Yang Xiaojing, died as a result of persecution on October 1, 2009. Her family requested many times to allow Mr. Cao to visit his wife before her death, but all their requests were refused. After her death, Ms. Yang's parents carried her ashes to the prison authorities and begged them to let Mr. Cao see her ashes, but they were also refused.
Mr. Cao has been locked in solitary confinement with his cell windows sealed, and no one is allowed to contact him or to even come close to his cell. One prisoner was curious and tried to see through his covered window, and he was punished with an extended term.
Earlier report: http://www.clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2009/10/15/111625.html, and http://www.clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2009/10/8/111400.html.
Written on October 18, 2009