Liu Tingheng - 刘廷恒

Chinese name:
Benxi City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Benxi City Forced Labor Camp
Case Description:
Mr. Liu Tingheng, 64, lived in Benxi City, Liaoning Province. He was arrested and detained four times. In September 2001, he was detained in the Weining Forced Labor Camp of Benxi City. Guards locked him in a small cell (1), and Guard Gao (male, given name unknown) cuffed his hands behind his back, which cut into his flesh and caused his wrists and hands to swell the next day. Gao had him cuffed for more than twenty days, around the clock. He was bitten by mosquitoes all over his body and suffered incontinence. After being released from the small cell, he was tortured with the sitting board (2) 13 hours per day, during which he was not allowed to talk or move. Practitioners were constantly beaten by prisoners. Mr. Liu's term was extended by six months.

Around April 12, 2007, Mr. Liu was arrested for the last time and detained in Benxi City Forced Labor Camp. He was detained in the "Legal Center" inside the camp for nine months and forced to go through brainwashing torture. He was not allowed to be visited by his family. He was tortured until he was bedridden for a month, his chest became full of liquid, and the camp administration allowed his family to pick him up. Only twenty days after returning home, he died, on the early morning of June 9, 2008. The last thing he said was about the "Legal Center" chair, Liu Shaoshi (male), forcing him to accept the brainwashing. He did not say a word after that, and he died with his eyes open.