Chinese name:
Zoucheng City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Jining City Forced Labor Camp
Case Description:
Mr. Liu Xu-guo, 29, with a bachelor degree, was a technician in Zhoucheng Chemical Fertilizer Plant in Shandong Province. Liu went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in last October and was removed from his post after he came back from Beijing. Later, he was detained in the Zhoucheng detention center and suffered maltreatments both mentally and physically. He had been detained there beyond the legal time limit. Before the Chinese New Year, he and another two practitioners were transferred to Ji-ning City detention center and given a sentence of three years of forced labor "education". Liu Xu-guo and other practitioners started hunger strike. During their hunger strike, the authorities still forced them to do hard labor such as carrying sand bags. A practitioner lost consciousness on the fourth day of hunger strike and later the authorities sent him to the hospital affiliated with the Ji-ning medical school to receive forced-feed. After 6 days of hunger strike, Mr. Liu was also force-fed. In the process of force-feeding, Liu's respiratory tract was injured, which made his lung getting severely infected. On February 11, 2000, he died in that hospital.
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