Lan Hongyu - 兰宏宇

Chinese name:
Zunhua City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Pingancheng Detention Center
Case Description:

Lan Hongyu, a 35-year-old male Falun Dafa practitioner, was a resident of Sicun Village, Pingan Cheng Township, Zunhua City, Hebei Province. At the time of his arrest in Sicun Village on June 2nd, 2001 by the Shimen police, he was taking care of his grandparents in Shimen. On June 12th, Wang Cunzhan, Secretary of the Pingancheng Township Party Committee notified Lan Hongyu's family that they should pick him up from the Detention Center. When Lan's wife, accompanied by Wang, arrived at the Detention Center, she saw that Lan's arms and legs were each cuffed to an iron bed, and that surrounding him were several bare-chested thugs wearing dark sunglasses. When she spoke to her husband, and cried over his body, he had no reaction. He had already lost consciousness, and his lower body was wet. People told her that Lan had not eaten for 10 days. She could not get any more information. Lan's wife asked angrily, "Why weren't we notified sooner?" They did not answer her.

After Lan Hongyu was returned home, he was unconscious and kept vomiting and convulsing. His situation became severe on June 17th. He was sent to the Beijing Paramedic Center, but they failed to save him. The autopsy showed that Lan Hongyu was beaten and brutally tortured, resulting in encephalorrhagia [bleeding due to deformed blood vessels of the brain] and large-scale encephalosepsis [degeneration or death of the brain tissues]. His internal organs had all extravasated [the blood had been forced out into the surrounding tissue - a key symptom of severe trauma such as repeated beatings].

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