Name: Yang Maoming (杨茂明)
: Male
Age: 37
Address: Sanli Community, Xiaonan District, Xiaogan City, Hubei Province
Occupation: Formerly employed by Shiyan City Dongfeng Rebeier Systems Limited Company Tel: 86-719-8238927
Date of Death: July 13, 2010
Date of Most Recent Arrest: April 2010
Most Recent Place of Detention: Xiaogan City Police Compound (孝感公安)
City: Xiaogan
Province: Hubei
Persecution Suffered: Electric shock, sleep deprivation, brainwashing, forced injections/drug administration, beatings, torture, physical restraint, involuntary mental hospital confinement, home ransacked, interrogation, denial of restroom use

( Mr. Yang Maoming began practicing Falun Gong in 1995 and benefited both physically and mentally from the practice. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began persecuting Falun Gong practitioners on July 20, 1999, Mr. Yang was forced to endure long-term persecution for his belief, including harassment by his work unit, multiple arrests, and torture.

In 2000, Mr. Yang went to Tiananmen Square to demonstrate the Falun Gong exercises in order to clarify the truth about the practice to people. However, he was illegally arrested and sent to a detention center, where police police officers beat him and shocked him with electric batons.

Mr. Yang was again arrested in 2001 while clarifying the facts about Falun Gong. He was sent to the Tangxunhu Brainwashing Center in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. Police officers deprived him of sleep and bombarded him with false propaganda slandering Falun Gong around the clock, attempting to force him to give up his faith.

In 2003, security officials from Mr. Yang's workplace came to his home in Xiaogan City and took him to a brainwashing center again. There, officials forbade him from using the toilet, deprived him of sleep, and severely beat him. They also tied a string to his penis and pulled it. Mr. Yang lost consciousness as a result of this abuse and was sent to a hospital for emergency treatment. As soon as his condition improved slightly, he was transferred to a mental hospital for further persecution.

Upon his release, Mr. Yang continued to clarify the truth about Falun Gong, and he was arrested and sent to a brainwashing center again. At that time, his wife could no longer bear the persecution and divorced him.

Mr. Yang ws again subjected to severe torture while being detained in the brainwashing center. Officers poured hot-pepper water into his nostrils, locked him in a dark cell, shocked him with electric batons, handcuffed his hands behind his back, and employed other vile means to persecute him. Mr. Yang began to suffer from complete incontinence as a result of this abuse. He was also injected with some unknown drugs, which caused him to suffer from mental collapse and hallucinations.

In April 2010, officers from the Xiaogan Police Department arrested him and severely beat him, resulting in bruises all over his body, and he was bedridden for over a month. He also became severely depressed from suffering many years of harassment and torture.

Mr. Yang died early on the morning of July 13, 2010. Officers from the Xiaogan Police Department broke into his home and ransacked it within just a few hours of his death.