Chinese name:
Laiyang City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Zhongjing town government facility
Case Description:

Dafa practitioner Xia Shucai, a 63-year-old man, was a resident of Dongdagezhuang village, Zhongjing town, Laiyang city, Shandong province. On December 9, 2000, he was captured at Laixi Rail Station on his way to Beijing to appeal and he was taken back to Zhongjing. The town government forced his family to pay a fine of 2,000 yuan (roughly 4 months' income of an average worker in China) and asked him to write a statement renouncing his practice of Falun Gong. Xia Shucai went on a hunger strike to protest against the illegal detention and beating. He was tortured many times during the hunger strike and he passed away on the night of December 22,

In fear that its evil deeds may be exposed, the Zhongjing town government transferred Xia Shucai's body to Laiyang police station. Moreover, it sent the three Dafa practitioners who were jailed together with Xia Shucai to a place no one else knows. In order to cover up its crime, the town government lied to the public saying that Xia Shucai died of a fall. The medical expert who colluded with the government dared to claim that Xia's death is normal and the blocked blood underneath the skin is very common for elderly people. The town government also told Xia's family members, "You can go ahead and sue us. However, it's no use!" The secretary of the Zhongjing Town Communist Party Committee, Li Min, a 38-year-old woman, is directly responsible for Xia's death and she is now too scared to show up in the public. However, she, along with other responsible parties, cannot escape the trial of history!

Phone numbers of perpetrators:

Li Min (Secretary of the Zhongjing Town Communist Party Committee): (86) 535-7560012
Dai Fengzhang (Secretary of Zhongjing Town Political Department): (86) 535-7560079
Xu Xijun (director of Zhongjing Town Police Station): (86) 535-7560025, 7560369;
Liu Jingcai (a policeman of Zhongjing Town Police Station): (86) 535-7560369
Laiyang Police Station: (86) 535-7212790
Laiyang Political Department: (86) 535-7264655
Laiyang Political and Security Department: (86) 535-7264667
Dongdagezhuang Village Committee of Zhongjing Town: (86) 535-7561244

January 3, 2001

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