Shan Zhongxiang - 单忠祥

Chinese name:
Dade Village, Shuiquan Town, Shuangcheng City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Shuiquan Town Brainwashing Center
Case Description:
Seventy-four-year-old Mr. Chan Zhongxiang was a retired soldier from Dade Village, Shuiquan Town, Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province. He had no family and lived in the town's senior citizen's shelter. He suffered ill health before practicing Falun Gong. After practicing Falun Gong, he became healthy and he looked like a different person. Mr. Chan went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa in February of 2000 and was illegally taken to Shuangcheng Detention Center. Mr. Chan was detained and persecuted there for over a month and was released only after he could barely walk. Upon his return to the senior citizen home, Mr. Chan was often persecuted and threatened by the town officials, the local police, the dean of the shelter home and other residents. His activities were constantly monitored and his freedom was restricted. Mr. Chan was required to report to the shelter president each time he wanted to go outside. In the beginning of 2001, he was persecuted for two months at the town's brainwashing class. There, Mr. Chan was denied the use of the restroom. In addition, there was no heat in his room and he was not given a quilt in the winter. The town confiscated his soldier's pension for an extended period. Being persecuted for such a long period, Chan Zhongxiang passed away on April 7, 2005.