Middle School Teacher Mr. Chen Qiji Tortured to Death in Shayang Prison (Hubei Province)
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Chen Qiji was a middle school teacher in Jinmen City, Hubei Province. Because he firmly held onto his faith and publicly spoke the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution, he was sentenced to ten years in Shayang Prison in Hubei Province. He was brutally tortured and died in April 2007. More details follow:
Mr. Chen Qiji was born in 1961. He was about 6 feet tall and was very physically strong. He was a kindhearted teacher employed by the Company School of the Third China Construction Corporation located in Jinmen City, Hubei Province. Because he firmly kept his faith and continued to practice Falun Dafa, he was brutally mistreated by CCP officials. He was sentenced to three years of forced labor in 1999 and was arrested again in 2004 because he was publicly clarifying the truth about the persecution. He was sentenced to ten years in prison secretly without any of the required legal procedures.
During his detention in Shayang Prison, Mr. Chen Qiji solidly kept his faith. As punishment, he endured numerous kinds of cruel torture until his life was in danger. On February 7, 2007, the Prison Administration was worried that he might die in the prison, so they took him home at the brink of death. Mr. Chen died on April 3, 2007.
Mr. Chen Qiji's wife, Ms. Li Yanhua, is also a Falun Dafa practitioner. She supported her husband's practice. She was also arrested in 2004 and illegally sentenced to ten years in prison. She is currently detained in the Wuhan Women's Prison. The couple has not seen each other for the past six years due to the persecution. She was not allowed to see her husband even when he was dying. Now there are only Mr. Chen's parents (both in their 70s) and Ms. Li's mother (in her 80s) taking care of their young child.
Persons responsible for Mr. Chen Qiji's death:
Jinmen City CCP Vice Secretary Chen Yonggui (male)
Jinmen City 610 Office Director Zhang Kehu (male)
Prison Guards (both male) Bi Xiangyin and Xu Yue
April 7, 2007