Complaint Filed in the Torture Death of Mr. Liu Yufeng from Wendeng City
Plaintiff: Ms. Lin Junlan, wife of the victim Mr. Liu Yufeng, 65 years old, resident of Xiaozetou Village in Songcun Town, Wendeng City.
Defendant: Police from Wendeng City Police Department
Cause of Complaint: Defendants, the Wendeng City Police Department's police force to be extensively investigated and brought to justice by the Supreme People's Procuratorate, for engaging in criminal acts, including violation of human rights, torture, and murder.
Complainant hereby formally charges:
On July 18, 2000, around 3 p.m., over 200 Falun Gong practitioners were unlawfully detained in the Shanxi Village Courtyard, Songcun Town, by police of the Wendeng City Police Department. All practitioners were forced to sit on the ground, were interrogated without due cause and beaten up one by one.
64 year-old Dafa practitioner Liu Yufeng was fearless. Cong Shuqin, the leader in charge of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners said, "You just wait and see what I will do to you!"
On July 18, 2000, around 6 p.m., the Wendeng City Police Department police arrested and then detained Mr. Liu Yufeng in the Wendeng Detention Center without due cause. They did not notify Mr. Liu's family within the time period specified under the law.
On July 22, 2000, around 9:00 p.m., the fourth day of Mr. Liu's unlawful detention, the Wendeng City Police Department notified Mr. Liu's family to come and get him. Mr. Liu's family found Mr. Liu at death's door and they noticed wounds all over his body. He could not move and was disfigured. It was heartrending to see him suffering like this! His family carried him to a taxi and took him home. On July 23, the following day, Mr. Liu died.
On July 24, an autopsy was performed, as the cause of Mr. Liu's death could not be determined. The Wendeng City coroner, associated with the Justice Department, advised Mr. Liu's three family members, Mr. Liu Zhiming, Mr. Liu Zhiqiang, and Mr. Hou Yongqiang, who were present at the autopsy of his findings:
- A cut of 3.5 x 4 cm at the outside side of his right eye
- Wounds and cuts on his face
- 2 cm large bruise on his throat
- Various bruises on his two arms
- A bruise of around 35 x 34 cm on his chest
- Various bruises on his two legs. Skin peeled off and soft tissue damage on legs
- Large area of bruises on his back
- Bleeding and inflammation of the brain
- Broken ribs (#2, #3, and #8 rib broken)
- Breastbone broken at top
Requested of the Supreme People's Procuratorate that a special investigation commence in May of 2004. Such investigation should include investigation of government officials' abuse of power and violation of human rights. The following five wrongful acts should be investigated:
- Misdemeanors that caused great loss of people's assets
- Unlawful detention and illegal search and seizure
- Interrogation with torture and obtaining confession under duress
- Destruction of election results, violation of citizen's democratic rights
- Torture of prisoners
It is suggested that of the five crimes outlined above, the Wendeng City Police Department policy committed #1, #2, #3 and #5 against Mr. Liu Yufeng. We wish to note here that those who are responsible are still free and continue to carry out Jiang Zemin's policy of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. There still is no end in sight to such crimes.
We hereby call on the Supreme People's Procurotorate to investigate the crimes that are in violation of people's human rights, committed by the Wendeng City Police Department. The People request that the Supreme People's Procurotorate enforce all existing laws, and penalizes those in violation of such laws.