Mr. Meng Yong from Haicheng, Liaoning Province, Dies after 10 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment and Torture
Name: Meng Yong (孟勇)
Date of Death: September 5, 2012
Date of Most Recent Arrest: May 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Haicheng Detention Center (海城看守所)
Persecution Suffered: Electric shock, illegal sentencing, beatings, imprisonment, solitary confinement, torture, detention
Key Persecutors: Wang Hongri (王红日), Feng Bin (冯斌)
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Meng Yong from Dongliu Village, Xiliu Town, Haicheng, Liaoning Province, was wrongfully sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was hanging onto life by a thread when he was released from prison in November 2010. In May 2012, he was arrested again and tortured. He died on September 5, 2012, at the age of 58. The next day, Haicheng Procuratorate called his home to harass his wife and made her cry.
Mr. Meng was upright, kind, and humorous, with diverse skills and abilities. He loved and was good at calligraphy and painting as well as the study of the I-Ching. He was once a member of the Chinese I-Ching Society and frequently went to meetings in other cities to discuss and exchange his views on the I-Ching. He started to practice Falun Gong in 1998. His body and mind were quickly purified and improved, and his family life became harmonious.
When the CCP started to persecute Falun Gong in 1999, he did not give up the practice. He was illegally arrested in Bayuquan, Yingkou City, Liaoning Province, in 2002 and wrongfully sentenced to 10 years in prison on January 28, 2003. He was taken to Wafangdian Prison in Dalian City and incarcerated there for years. He was brutally tortured with the Tiger Bench, shocked with multiple electric batons, etc. Since he steadfastly cultivated Falun Dafa and refused to give it up, he was frequently beaten and routinely put into solitary confinement. Those who saw him there said that he was a wreck. In recent years he was transferred to Dabei Prison in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province.
In November 2011 when his family rescued him, he was already just hanging on by a thread. He could not walk, had extreme difficulty speaking, and had huge scars on the back of his head. With his family's care, he slowly recovered.
However, before long, in May 2012, Mr. Meng was falsely accused by Xiliu police and arrested. He was imprisoned in Haicheng Detention Center, where all his clothing was stripped off and 4 or 5 buckets of cold water were poured over him, followed by beatings. After 5 days of torture he was taken back home by his family.
After he returned home, the Haicheng police didn't stop harassing Mr. Meng. They reported to the procuratorate to try to sentence Mr. Meng once again. Xiliu Police Station officers forced him to periodically report to them. His health deteriorated and eventually he died.
Procuratorate office: +86-412-3608088, +86-412-3608013
Wang Hongri, Anshan deputy public prosecutor: +86-412-3608001 (Office), +86-15042299999, +86-13904122999 (Cell)
Hou Fang: +86-412-3608005 (Office), +86-13942296789 (Cell)
Meng Guixin: +86-412-3608003 (Office), +86-412-3181999 (Home), +86-13704123399 (Cell)