Gao Guoyuan - 高国元

Chinese name:
Shenyang City
Shenyang construction machine factory
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp
Case Description:
Mr. Gao Guoyuan was fifty-five years old when he died. He lived at 205 Lianhe Street, Dadong district, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, and worked at the Shenyang construction machine factory. In October 1999, he appealed to China's central government in Beijing to end the persecution of Falun Dafa perpetrated by Jiang Zemin's regime. When Gao Guoyuan stepped forward to appeal on behalf of Falun Dafa [a right guaranteed in the Chinese constitution], but the authorities detained him for fifteen days.

In November 1999, Gao Guoyuan was held at the Shenyang Beidaying Detention Center. He was subjected to brutal torture for one month that left him mentally traumatized. Afterward, he could not take care himself.

In November 2000, Gao Guoyuan was arrested and taken to the Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp. There, he was tortured until his physical and mental health collapsed. He was released in April 2001, but he never regained his health, and he passed away in July 2002.

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