Zhao Xin - 赵新

Chinese name:
Hengyang City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Drug Addiction Treatment Center of Hengyang City
Case Description:
Mr. Zhao Xin was forty-six years old. He was from Hengyang City of Hunan Province. He went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Dafa in 1999. He was later detained at the Drug Addiction Treatment Center of Hengyang City for some time. Right before the Chinese New Year in 2000, he was arrested again and detained at a detention center. Police from the Yanfeng Police Station (previously called the Southern Police Station) brutally tortured him. He was handcuffed for a long time. His top teeth were knocked out. A policeman kicked him in his chest seventeen times, which caused internal bleeding. After he was released, he still felt pain inside his chest, and he spit out dark-red blood several times. On the night of January 18, 2001, the police arrested him from his home and detained him for another six months at the Drug Addiction Treatment Center of Hengyang City. The police continued to closely monitor him after he was released. His health condition deteriorated, and he felt unbearable pain in his chest during the latter half of 2004. He died on January 15, 2005.