Chinese Name: 戴志东Gender: MaleAge: 60City: DaqingProvince: HeilongjiangOccupation: Delivery workerDate of Death: February 11, 2022Date of Most Recent Arrest: January 8, 2022Most Recent Place of Detention: Lindian Police Department
Mr. Sun Deguo and Mr. Dai Zhidong, both residents of Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province, were arrested on January 8, 2022, after they were reported for giving out a pamphlet with information about Falun Gong at a gas station in nearby Lindian County.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
After they were taken to the Lindian Police Department, Wei Fang of the Domestic Security Office snatched their keys and ransacked their homes without a warrant. While searching Mr. Sun’s home, the police arrested two more practitioners, Mr. Sun Wenzhong and Mr. Zhang Liguo, who happened to be visiting at the time.
Mr. Sun Deguo’s Falun Gong books, computer, and over 20,000 yuan in cash were confiscated. But Wei claimed that she only took 10,000 yuan.
Mr. Sun Wenzhong claimed the responsibility for making Falun Gong materials and was held at the Taikang Detention Center on charges of “undermining law enforcement with a cult organization,” the standard pretext used to frame Falun Gong practitioners. The other three practitioners were released on bail after paying a 10,000 yuan bond each.
All the practitioners later filed complaints with the Daqing City Procuratorate against the police’s violation of legal procedures in arresting them and ransacking their homes.
Upon returning home, Mr. Dai, a delivery worker, was under tremendous pressure with the newest round of financial persecution. His wife died of a disease a year ago, and he was still struggling to pay off her medical bill. With the police confiscating his only 5,000 yuan cash in saving and his son paying the 10,000 yuan bond for him, he worried when he would be able to pay off all the debts. Meanwhile, the police threatened him not to report the persecution to Minghui.org. The mental pressure took a toll on his health and he passed away on February 11, 2022. He was 60.
Perpetrators’ contact information:
Zhao Xingcai (赵兴才), political secretary of Lindian County Police Department: +86-459-3313002, +86-13836730005Wei Jianguo (魏建国), deputy head of Lindian County Police Department: +86-459-3325052Wei Fang (魏芳), officer of the Domestic Security Office: +86-13836730082
(More perpetrators’ contact information is available in the original Chinese article.)