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NEW YORK (FDI) -- Mr. Lu Bingshen, 39-years-old, was a firefighter with the 6th Fire Brigade in Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province. In mid-October 2003, Lu was tortured to death in Daqing City Forced Labor Camp at the hands of the Camp's Assistant Brigade Leader, Mr. Zhang Mingzhu.

Lu lived in the Caikulou area, Ranghulu District of Daqing City. In October 2002, the police abducted Lu while he was posting flyers on the street that exposed the persecution of Falun Gong in China (about). Lu was then sentenced to two years in prison for posting the flyers.

According to sources in China, on or about October 15, 2003, Zhang locked Lu in a small room with no windows and tortured him to death.

Lu was the 21st Falun Gong practitioner to be killed at the Daqing City Forced Labor Camp.

Sources say that Zhang was considered highly "accomplished" in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, and therefore, was promoted to Assistant Brigade Leader of Daqing City Forced Labor Camp.

According to reports from China, Zhang had killed at least one other Falun Gong practitioner before Lu. Zhang was reportedly one of the disciplinary guards directly responsible for the death of Mr. He Huajiang -- a Falun Gong practitioner and Daqing Oil Refinery employee who was tortured to death in the Camp on Dec. 23, 2002 (news).

Daqing City Forced Labor Camp is currently sealing all records pertaining to Mr. Lu's death, and Camp authorities are reporting Lu's death as a "heart attack."

The following is a list of the responsible police officers at Daqing City Force Labor Camp and their phone numbers:

1. Mr. Zhang Mingzhu, Assistant Brigade Leader: 86-459-4604902
2. Mr. Ying Chengli, Head of Daqing City Forced Labor Camp: 86-459-4661192
3. Mr. Song, Political Commissar of Daqing City Forced Labor Camp: 86-459-4689260
4. Mr. Liu Qianli, head of Education Section: 86-459-4664860
5. Mr. Han Qingshan, Chief of Administration Section: 86-459-4662724
6. The 1st Brigade of Daqing City Forced Labor Camp: 86-459-4604903


NEWS - Nov. 12, 2003
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Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa (about), is a practice of meditation and exercises with teachings based on the universal principle of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance." It is a practice that was taught in private for thousands of years before being made public in 1992 by Mr. Li Hongzhi. Falun Gong has roots in traditional Chinese culture, but it is distinct and separate from other practices such as the religions of Buddhism and Taoism. Since its introduction in 1992, it quickly spread by word of mouth throughout China, and is now practiced in over 50 countries.

With government estimates of as many as 100 million practicing Falun Gong, China's Communist leader Jiang Zemin outlawed the peaceful practice in July 1999 (report), fearful of anything touching the hearts and minds of more citizens than the Communist Party. Unable to crush the spirit of millions who had experienced improved health and positive life changes from Falun Gong, Jiang's regime has intensified its propaganda campaign to turn public opinion against the practice while quietly imprisoning, torturing and even murdering those who practice it. To that end, Jiang established the "6-10 Office," a Gestapo-like agency spanning from the Central Government to the local governments. The United States Congress has described the "6-10 Office" as an agency charged with "overseeing the persecution of Falun Gong members through organized brainwashing, torture, and murder." (news)

The Falun Dafa Information Center has verified details of 817 deaths (reports / sources) since the persecution of Falun Gong in China began in 1999. In October 2001, however, Government officials inside China reported that the actual death toll was well over 1,600. Expert sources now estimate that figure to be much higher. Hundreds of thousands have been detained, with more than 100,000 being sentenced to forced labor camps, typically without trial.

Contacts: Gail Rachlin (+1 917-501-4441), Levi Browde (+1 914-720-0963), Erping Zhang (+1 646-533-6147), or Feng Yuan (+1 917-941-1097).
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