Mr. Jiang Bingzhi Dies in Custody in Heilongjiang Province
Name: Jiang Bingzhi (姜秉志)
Address: Changfa Village, Shiquan Town, Bei'an City, Heilongjiang Province
Date of Death: August 26, 2009
Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 22, 2008
Most recent place of detention: Suihua City Forced Labor Camp (绥化市劳教所)
Persecution Suffered: Forced Labor, Extortion, Home Ransacked, Interrogation, Detention, Torture
(Clearwisdom.net) (Correspondent from Heilongjiang Province) Mr. Jiang, a previously healthy farmer, entered the Suihua City Labor Camp on October 30, 2008. The Camp Administration recently notified his family that he had fallen into a coma. His family saw him in the Bei'an City Hospital with both legs covered with bruises and at the brink of death. Only a few days later, he died on August 26, 2009.
On the morning of March 13, 2003, Mr. Jiang was arrested by officers from the Shiquan Town Police Station. They ransacked his home, took away his Falun Dafa books, recorder, and CD player. They took him to be detained for more than one year in the Bei'an City Detention Center, and then sent him to the Suihua City Forced Labor Camp for a two-year term.
On July 4, 2005, Director Zuo Shaoqiu of the Shiquan Town Police Station and Bei'an City Domestic Security agents arrested Mr. Jiang again and detained him in the Bei'an Detention Center for one month. They also extorted 1,000 yuan from his family.
On August 3, 2008, five days before the Beijing Olympics, director Zuo Shaoqiu arrested Mr. Jiang, detained him for 15 days in the Bei'an City Detention Center, and extorted another 1,000 yuan from his family.
On September 22, 2008. Mr. Jiang was harvesting in the field when he was arrested by officer Zuo again. Without notifying his family, the police took him to the Bei'an City Detention Center. The police ransacked his home the next day. After being detained for 39 days, he was sentenced to two years of forced labor on October 30, 2008 and taken to the Suihua City Forced Labor Camp. The Shiquan Town Police Station extorted 200 yuan from his family, saying it was a fee for the physical check-up.
When Mr. Jiang's family heard that Mr. Jiang was bedridden and could not take care of himself due to being tortured in the camp, they requested to visit him, but they were turned away.
Zuo Shaoqiu, Shiquan Town Police Station Director: 86-13845632686 (Cell)
Chen Zhong, Bei'an City Detention Center Director: 86-456-6660546 (Office), 86-456-6665357 (Home), 86-13329361888 (Cell)
Xiao Jiubo, Bei'an City Police Department Director: 86-456-6663369 (Office), 86-13304565766 (Cell)
He Weimin, Bei'an City Police Department CCP Director: 86-456-6663706 (Office), 86-456-6664632 (Home), 86-13904564968 (Cell)
Bei'an City 610 Office: 86-456-6695911
Zhang Wensheng, Bei'an City Domestic Security Division Chief: 86-13394564300 (Cell)
Written on September 1, 2009