Zhang Yanrong

Chinese Name: 张延荣
Gender: Male
Age: 48
City: Yongchang County
Province: Gansu
Date of Death: 2008-08-15
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2002-03-07
Most recent place of detention: Jiuquan Prison
Case Description:
Mr. Zhang Yanrong, 48, lived in Yongchang County, Gansu Province. In 1997, Mr. Zhang's entire family started to practice Falun Gong and they were healthy physically and mentally. When Falun Gong was first persecuted, Zhang was arrested and detained in a drug rehabilitation center for two months. After being released, he went to Beijing with his nephew to appeal for Falun Gong. Zhang was arrested in Beijing and transported back to Yongchang. Zhang served two years in the Pinantai Forced Labor Camp where he was severely tortured. On May 14, 2005, he was illegally sentenced to 12 years in prison and severely tortured while he was detained in the Lanzhou Prison, Wuwei Prison, and Jiuquan Prison. When he was on the brink of death, he was released to receive medical care at home. He finally died on August 15, 2007 at age 48. His wife Wang Zefang was sentenced to eight years in prison and is currently tortured in the Lanzhou Women's Prison.