Zhang Guibiao - 张贵彪

Chinese name:
Changchun City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Shiling Prison in Siping City
Case Description:

Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhang Guibiao, 51, lived in Chaoyang District, Changchun City, Jilin Province.

On April 12, 2004, Mr. Zhang was arrested by Changchun City State Security agents while producing truth-clarifying materials. On February 3, 2006, the Chaoyang District Court held a 30-minute trial, and sentenced Mr. Zhang Guibiao to nine years in prison. They transferred him to Shiling Prison in Siping City. Mr. Zhang used to be very healthy and strong, but by the time he entered Shiling Prison, he had been tortured severely and looked like an old man in his 60's. The doctor said that he had late-stage lung cancer and would live less than six months.

Despite the diagnosis, Shiling Prison would not release him. They transferred him to the Tiebei Police Hospital. On July 12, 2006, Mr. Zhang Guibao was close to death. His family strongly requested to have him released. The Prison Administration let him be "bailed out for medical treatment" to avoid being held responsible for his death.

During Mr. Zhang Guibiao's detention, his old father (in his 80s) was eager every day to see his son released. Finally, his son came home, but he was as thin as a skeleton. Mr. Zhang was bed-ridden, he could not sleep, eat or drink normally, he could not take care of himself, and he suffered terrible pain constantly. He died on September 12, 2006.