Name: Hou Shaohua (侯少华)
Gender: Not certain; probably male
Age: Unknown
Address: Hejiagou Area in Shiyan City, Hubei Province
Occupation: Former employee of Sixtieth Factory of Dongfeng Company
Date of Death: September 15, 2009
Date of Most Recent Arrest: July 5, 2009
City: Shiyan
Province: Hubei

( (Correspondent from Hubei Province) Falun Gong practitioner Hou Shaohua died as a result of falling from an apartment building on September 15, 2009, during an attempted police arrest. The family is very angry, and they insist on finding out the cause of Hou's death. They have refused to allow the police to cremate the body.

The local police have tried to cover up the event, saying that Hou Shaohua gambled and that that is why they were trying to arrest Hou. The people who knew Hou Shaohua in the Sixtieth Factory of Dongfeng Company all commented, "Everyone knows that Hou Shaohua never gambled!"

As the October 1st National Day is approaching, the police are arresting a lot of Falun Dafa practitioners. Several dozen practitioners have recently been recently arrested in Shiyan City. Among these practitioners, some are being detained in a brainwashing center located in the Shiyan City Power Management Bureau. On September 8, 2009, another practitioner, Ms. Lin Xiuying, also from the Sixtieth Factory of Donfeng Company, was arrested. It is believed that she is detained in the brainwashing center.

Written on September 19, 2009