Huang Baochen - 黄宝臣

Chinese name:
Yushu City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
a forced labor camp
Case Description:
Mr. Huang Baochen, 65 and a retired worker, was from Yushu City, Jilin Province. After he started practicing Falun Gong five or six years ago, he became both physically and mentally healthy. After he retired, he sounded the night watches for a small factory.

Around mid-July 2002, four police officers from the Public Security Bureau of Yushu City, Jilin Province drove to Mr. Huang's home, woke him up, and asked him whether he was still practicing Falun Gong. Mr. Huang Baochen replied, "Yes, I am." The police officers then abducted Mr. Huang and sent him to a detention center. Later, they imprisoned Mr. Huang at the Changchun Weizigou Forced Labor Camp.

Mr. Huang Baochen suffered various kinds of torture in the labor camp. He was beaten by the criminal inmates and was not even allowed to drink water. He was also forced to sit on a very tiny stool for days. In early November 2002, the labor camp sent two policemen and a doctor to take Mr. Huang home. Mr. Huang was brought into the room on a stretcher. He was unable to recognize anyone and his whole body was swollen. His health was in a desperate condition. Mr. Huang's family members had nowhere to seek justice so they just rushed him to a hospital. On November 27, 2002, Mr. Huang Baochen died in the hospital despite more than 20 days of treatment.

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