Chinese name:
Longkou City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Fengyi town government facilities
Case Description:

Tian was a Falun Gong practitioner and detained at the Fengyi town government facilities on July 12th or 13th, 2000, for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. Lead by Cao Chengxu, the staff at Fengyi town government persecuted 17 Falun Gong practitioners, including Tian Xiangcui. On the first day, a strong male practitioner was beaten up so badly that he had to be carried by two staff members to use the bathroom, as he couldn't go on his own. The practitioners were forced to stand still for the whole day under the burning sun, facing east in the morning and west in the afternoon. The staff also beat the practitioners twice a day, once in the morning and again in the afternoon. Oftentimes, four or five people surrounded and beat one practitioner.

Because Tian Xiangcui had a Falun Dafa banner in her bag, she was beaten the most. The staff beat her at noon when it was the hottest time during the summer months. They not only beat her with their hands and feet, but also with an electric baton. Due to the heat in the summer and the severe beating, Tian was not able to eat anything and coughed badly while she was detained in the town government. Her phlegm also smelled badly. On July 17th, Tian and other practitioners were jailed in the Zhangjia Gou detention center. Tian went into a coma. Three days later, on July 20th, Tian's family members were told to take her home. Tian remained in a coma after returning home. On July 22nd, Tian was sent to the hospital. She never regained consciousness and passed away.

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