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Retired Teacher from Jimo City Persecuted to Death

November 11, 2010 |   By a Clearwisdom correspondent in Shandong Province, China

Name: Shao Lirong (邵立荣)
Gender: Male
Age: 69
Address: Longquan Township, Jimo City, Shandong Province
Occupation: Teacher
Date of Death: September 19, 2010
Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 13, 2006
Most Recent Place of Detention: Jinan Prison in Shandong Province (山东省济南监狱)
City: Jimo
Province: Shandong
Persecution Suffered: Beatings, imprisonment, torture, physical restraint

(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Shao Lirong, a retired teacher from Longquan Township, Jimo City, Shandong Province, died at age 69 on September 19, 2010 due to the long-term persecution of Falun Gong conducted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He was recognized as a good teacher at Yujiatun Village Elementary School and Longquan Township Eighteenth Middle School.

On September 13, 2006, Mr. Shao was arrested and taken to the Chaohai Police Station in Jimo while he was distributing truth-clarifying materials. Officers bound his feet and hands and beat him so violently that he lost consciousness. Upon waking up, he vomited blood and was forced to drink washing water. He was illegally sentenced to three years in prison and held in Jinan Prison, Shandong Province.

Prison guards ordered prisoners to beat him when he refused to give up his belief. They deprived him of sleep and attempted to force him to write the so-called "repentance statements." After suffering long-term torture, he was released in February 2009.

Upon his return, personnel from the Jimo 610 Office, Longquan Township Police Station, and the village committee repeatedly harassed him and forced him to write a guarantee statement to give up the Falun Gong exercises.

In May 2010, the 610 Office made him sign an article defaming Falun Gong. They withheld his pension so his family would suffer long-term mental and financial stress. Due to the persecution, Mr. Shao Lirong became bedridden and died on September 19, 2010.