Chinese name:
Tieling City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Tieling Prison Hospital, Liaoning Province
Case Description:

Mr. Zhang Youjin, 67, lived in Nankouqian Town, Qingyuan County, Fushun City, Liaoning Province. He was arrested on April 10, 2002 when participating in a Falun Dafa experience sharing conference and sentenced to a forced labor term to served in the Wujiapu Labor Camp in Fushun City. He was released on May 22, 2004.  On December 16, 2004, Mr. Zhang Youjin was arrested again, sentenced to three and half years in prison, and detained in the Dongling Prison in Shenyang City.

In early October 2007, police notified Mr. Zhang Youjin's family that he had been admitted to the Tieling Prison Hospital for Contagious Diseases.  He used to be very strong when he was first detained in the prison, his hair was very black and shiny, and there were not any wrinkles on his face. However, now he had to breathe oxygen through a tube in his nose, he was as thin as a skeleton, his hair is all white, he could not stand still, his hands were shaky, and he could not talk coherently. Guards said he was sick with tuberculosis, and they needed to pay 3000 yuan for treatment. His family requested to have him released for medical treatment, but the Hospital Administration said the upper level would not permit that, even if he died, unless he wrote the guarantee statement to give up Falun Gong. Mr. Zhang Youjin died on October 22, 2007 in the Tieling Prison Hospital for Contagious Diseases.