Wu Xinming - 吴新明

Chinese name:
Xuanwuo Town, Hanyin County
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Zaozihe Forced Labor Camp
Case Description:

Mr. Wu Xinming, who is in his forties, lived in Xuanwuo Town, Hanyin County, Shaanxi Province. He began Falun Dafa cultivation in April 1999, and appeared rejuvenated soon after, since he strictly disciplined himself by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Mr. Wu was arrested in January 2001, for clarifying the truth to people. Officers from Xuanwuo Town Police Station detained him in the Hanyin County Detention Center. Zhang Zhengmin, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Political and Judiciary Committee secretary, threatened to dismiss him from his job if he didn't give up Falun Gong, but Mr. Wu steadfastly refused. The CCP officials had him sentenced to two years of forced labor, and took him to Zaozihe Forced Labor Camp.

Due to the long-term inhumane torture, Mr. Wu began coughing and vomiting up blood, and looked emaciated. The camp authorities were afraid he would die there, and ordered the local police to pick him up. He was dying, but nonetheless on June 25, 2008, the town officials stormed into his home, and tried to get the dying Mr. Wu to write a guarantee statement, but he absolutely refused. Mr. Wu Xinming died in the early morning of June 26, 2008.