Chinese name:
Songyuan City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Siping City Prison
Case Description:

Mr. Dong Fengshan lived in Songyuan City, Jilin Province.  On October 13, 2008, Domestic Security agents from the Songyuan City Police Department arrested Mr. Dong Fengshan at his rental home in the city. More than ten days later, his wife and two relatives went to the house and found, to their great surprise, that three police officers were waiting there. They confiscated their bags and took them to the police station, where they were subjected to interrogation. When the police confirmed that the three of them were not Falun Gong practitioners, they forced Mr. Dong's wife to sign a document without allowing her to see its contents, then released them. Mr. Dong Fengshan was detained in Shanyou Detention Center in Songyuan City and secretly sentenced to nine years in prison. The whole process was done without notifying his family. On October 23, 2008, he was taken to the Jilin Province Prison in Siping City.

On October 29, 2008, Mr. Dong's wife received a call from Siping Prison telling her that Mr. Dong was dying of an illness. However, when they rushed to the prison, the administration told them that he had already died. Mr. Dong's family were very puzzled, because they had seen him on October 22, 2008 in the Songyuan City Detention Center, one day before he was taken to the Siping Prison, and he was fine and not ill; he ate and slept well, and he was in good spirits and health. How did he die of sickness only six days after entering the prison, and what was he ill with?