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Veteran Soldier Arrested for Trying to Rescue His Mother Dies in Police Custody

September 16, 2009 |  

Name: Chen Xiangru (陈响如)
Gender: Male
Age: 28
Address: N/A
Occupation: employee of Hongguang Factory of Nanxi County in Yibin

Date of Death: August 8, 2009
Most Recent Place of Detention: Nanxi County Shelter (南溪县收容所)
City: Yibin
Province: Sichuan
Persecution suffered: Illegal Detention

(Clearwisdom.net) (Clearwisdom correspondent reporting from Sichuan) Ms. Ren Zhaoxia was an employee of the Nanxi Hongguang Chemical Factory. On January 23, 2009, Ms. Ren Zhaoxia was illegally arrested by the local 610 Office and the National Security Brigade. She was sent to Yibin City Detention Center. This was the fourth time she had been taken away by the authorities for her belief in Falun Dafa. Previously, she had been imprisoned for a year in a forced labor camp.

Her son, Mr. Chen Xiangru, went to the detention center to request his mother's release. The Chinese Communist Party officials then tried to arrest him. As a result, he was forced to quit his job and rent a room in Nanxi. On July 20, 2009, Mr. Chen Xiangru was arrested and detained in the Nanxi Detention Center. On August 8, 2009, he died under unknown circumstances. Further details of his death are being investigated.

Phone numbers of related personnel:

Pan Zhonglong, chief of Nanxi National Security Brigade, 86-13568119333 (Cell)
Yi Qiang, chief of Nanxi "610 Office," 86-13909093428 (Cell)
Li Zeming, policeman of National Security Brigade, 86-13508199218 (Cell)
Nanxi County National Security Brigade (610 Office): 86-831-3334611
Chen Hualun and Chen Hongying, police officers at the 610 Office
Nanxi County Detention Center: 86-831-3334790
Nanxi Procuratorate: 86-831-3322904

Original article date: 9/4/2009