(Minghui.org) Mr. Gao Yixi, a resident of Mudanjiang City, died on April 30, 2016, just ten days after he was arrested for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.

According to his family, who saw his body, his chest protruded, and his abdomen was sharply sunken. There were handcuff marks on his wrists. The police refused to provide autopsy results or allow Mr. Gao’s family to pursue an independent autopsy.

Mr. Gao’s body remains at a local morgue, as his family refused cremation without an autopsy report. On April 27, 2017, his family was allowed to view his body for the first time since it was moved to the morgue. More than two dozen uniformed and plainclothes officers guarded the room, and Mr. Gao’s family could only view the body from a distance. His daughter was pushed to the ground at one point.

An eyewitness later revealed what he saw, “Because Mr. Gao went on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention, he was moved to the local police hospital, where he was forced to wear a straitjacket and had his limbs suspended and stretched in a spread-eagle manner.”

“Three officers, including one named Wang Xu, took turns watching Mr. Gao. On the day of Mr. Gao’s death, an officer from Changding Town was on duty. He kept Mr. Gao suspended in the air even though the latter had already agreed to end his hunger strike.”

“A nurse refused to provide Mr. Gao with a catheter when he had trouble urinating. Instead, she squeezed his penis hard to try to induce urination. Mr. Gao died later that day.”

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