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Mr. Liu Renge from Jilin Province Died as a Result of Persecution--Police Try to Cover up the Facts

August 05, 2011 |   By a Clearwisdom correspondent from Jilin Province

Name: Liu Renge (刘仁阁)
Gender: Male
Age: 56
Address: Kuaidamao Town, Tonghua County, Jilin Province
Occupation: Employee at Tonghua County Township Enterprises Bureau
Date of Death: July 22, 2011
Date of Most Recent Arrest: June 28, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Tonghua County Detention Center (通化县看守所)
City: Tonghua County
Province: Jilin
Persecution Suffered: Dismissed from workplace, detention

(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Liu Renge lived in Kuaidamao Town, Tonghua County, Jilin Province. Officers from the Tonghua County Domestic Security Division illegally arrested him on June 28, 2011, as he was going to Ying'ebu Town to deliver truth clarifying materials. He was taken to the county's detention center the same day and died in police custody three weeks later, on July 22. During his detention, the police refused to allow his family to visit him.

Tonghua County 610 Office agents and police department officers took Mr. Liu's body to the Tonghua City Funeral Parlor before informing his family of his death. They called them to identify his body. Mr. Liu's family received the notice at noon on July 22, 2011. When his child asked how his father had died, a police officer replied, “At around 6:00 p.m. on July 21, 2011, Domestic Security Division officers took Mr. Liu from the detention center to the county's Domestic Security Division to interrogate him. The interrogation ended at 4:00 a.m. on July 22.” He said he didn't know when Mr. Liu was sent back to the detention center. Mr. Liu's family then asked exactly when he died. The officer said, “At 10:00 a.m. on July 22.”

When asked if Mr. Liu was physically abused or mistreated during the interrogation, the police officer just said that he had underwent some kind of corporal punishment. Then his family asked for all video recordings from Mr. Liu's detention and his interrogation, up until he died. The police officer only played a short video, and explained what they were looking at: The camera faced an entrance; a cell in the detention center. As soon as two men carried Mr. Liu through the door, he collapsed. Then the video ended. When Mr. Liu's family asked to see the video recordings before and after that episode, the police officer said, “All previous videos are corrupted.”

Ever since Mr. Liu's body was taken to the funeral parlor, two vans with more than ten plainclothes police officers have watched over it. Tonghua County Domestic Security Division and the Tonghua County 610 Office agents threatened Mr. Liu's family and prohibited his relatives and friends from seeing his remains. The police refused to name who was responsible for Mr. Liu's death and his funeral.

Mr. Liu's remains were transferred to the cold storage room on the evening of July 24.

Tonghua County Political and Judiciary Committee (610 Office):
Chen Guang, Party Secretary: +86-435-5235666, +86-13844589687
Wang Hongsheng, 610 Office head: +86-435-5235791 (Office), +86-435-5228867 (Home), +86-13843538811
Li Bin, Tonghua County Domestic Security Division head: +86-435-5224403-4435, +86-435-5228581, +86-13844547155

(For more of the perpetrators' contact information, please refer to the original Chinese article)