Hebei Man Dies from Torture-induced Health Problems After Years of Suffering
(Minghui.org) Mr. Guo Zhengqing, a Falun Gong practitioner from Xuanhua County, Hebei Province, died on September 14, 2015, after suffering from torture-induced health problems for more than a decade.
The 55-year-old man was arrested in Tiananmen Square on April 25, 2001 while unfurling a banner reading “Practicing Falun Gong is a Human Right.”
He was kept at a detention center for 20 months, during which time he was tortured so badly that he sustained severe brain injuries and had trouble moving his hands and legs.
Instead of giving him medical care, the local authorities transferred him to a prison, where the abuse continued and his condition worsened.
The police kept harassing him at home after he was released in 2005. Mr. Guo was never able to recover, and by December 2014, he had lost the ability to talk or move. His family moved him to a nursing home on January 29 this year, and he died there less than eight months later.
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