Wang Tiliang - 王体良

Chinese name:
Tangshan City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
detention center
Case Description:
Mr. Wang Tiliang, 66 years old, was a Falun Gong practitioner from the Fengrun District in Tangshan City, Hebei Province. Mr. Wang started to practice Falun Gong in 1996 and benefited from the practice. After the persecution started on July 20, 1999, Mr. Wang insisted on continuing the practice. The police station and his work place constantly harassed him. Someone reported him to the police when he was delivering truth clarification materials about Falun Gong. At about 12:10 p.m. on August 25, 2001, more than ten people from the district's police department and police station broke into his home and confiscated his property. The police tried to take the 67,000 yuan cash Mr. Wang had saved for his son's wedding and housing. Mr. Wang tried to stop them, but they arrested him and locked him in a detention center. He did not get any food for twenty days out of four months. Mr. Wang was as thin as a stick when his work place bailed him out. The police department still withheld 5,000 yuan from him. Mr. Wang was extremely traumatized and had difficulty eating. He died on August 25, 2005.