Zheng Shoujun - 郑守君

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Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Liaozhong County Detention Center
Case Description:

Mr. Zheng Shoujun, 45, lived in Niuxintuo Township, Liaozhong County (under Shenyang City).

At around 9 p.m. on February 16, 2006, Mr. Zheng was passing out materials in Panjiapu Township, and was arrested by the police. He was interrogated overnight by 610 Office Chair Feng Dongchang, Domestic Security Division Leader Li Wei, and Panjiapu Police Station Director Zhu Dezhen. He was imprisoned in the Liaozhong County Detention Center on February 17, 2006. There he was severely beaten on the head. Because the police and the guards blocked all information about his condition, he was not treated nor was his family allowed to visit or ask about his injuries. Mr. Zheng went on hunger strike and refused water to protest his brutal treatment.

For the past two years his family has been unable to learn anything about his condition. On August 18, 2008, the police from Shenyang City suddenly called his family, and asked them to go and see Mr. Zheng at the prison hospital. His family rushed to the hospital, only to see the dead body of Mr. Zheng. In fear of their crimes being exposed, the police secretly cremated Mr. Zheng's body at the Wenguantun crematorium.