Chinese name:
Qiqihar City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
No. 1 Detention Center in Qiqihar City
Case Description:

Ma Wensheng was 56 years old and worked at the Tiefeng District Commercial Service Committee People's Barber Shop. He made Falun Dafa truth clarification materials for a long time. At 5:00 p.m. on March 5, 2005, officers from the Zhengyang Police Station in Qiqihar City arrested him, his wife Wang Guizhi and their child.

The police tortured Ma Wensheng with the method known as "the big hang-up" [the "big hang-up" involves handcuffing both hands behind the victim's back, with one hand extended over the shoulder and the other from the lower back. The victim is then suspended with only his or her toes touching the ground. This torture often causes the victim to lose consciousness in a very short time], among other methods. They beat Ma Wensheng until his legs were broken and his body became deformed. Later, they sent him to the No. 1 Detention Center in Qiqihar City.

On the morning of October 20, the police told Ma Wensheng's brother that Ma Wensheng was hospitalized in the Qiqihar City Railroad Hospital. His brother saw an unconscious Ma Wensheng at the hospital. He passed away before his brother could get food and soap, a towel and some other things for him.