Meng Jincheng from Zunhua City, Hebei Province Killed on the Day of His Arrival at Hehuakeng Labor Camp
Mr. Meng Jincheng was a 50-year-old practitioner from Jiuzhai Village, Baozidian Town, Zunhua City, Tangshan, Hebei Province. Meng was arrested in November of 2002 while handing out materials that clarified the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Because Meng was steadfast in his belief, the Zunhua City "610 Office" sent him to the Tangshan City Labor Camp for further persecution. They killed him on July 7, 2003. The details are as follows.
Before he started practicing, Meng had many illnesses and he was bedridden.
His family was very poor and couldn't afford to send him for medical treatment,
and thus took care of him themselves. In 1996, after someone introduced him to
Falun Gong, he began practicing. A villager would carry him to the practice
site; at that time there were about 40 villagers practicing Falun Gong. After
Meng started practicing, all of his illnesses were cured.
However, Jiang Zemin's regime started persecuting Falun Gong in 1999. To testify to the greatness of Falun Dafa, Meng would walk up and down the streets to tell people his story and clarify the truth to those who had been deceived. Several times, the village secretary, Zhang Dianwu, and the police from the local police station went to his house to harass him and tried to stop him from explaining the facts about the persecution. Later, the Baozi Town Police Station arrested him and sent him to Zunhua Detention Center. Because he would not renounce his belief in Falun Dafa, they sent him to Hehuakeng Labor Camp in Tangshan City. They killed him the day he arrived. The police told his family of his death, and his family was only allowed to see his body through a window. The police said that they would have to pay 19,000 Yuan (1) if they wanted to take the body back for cremation, but it would be free if the police cremated him. As of this writing, the family has not received Meng's ashes.
(1) Yuan is the unit of currency in China, where the average monthly salary of an urban worker is 500 Yuan.