Guo Huisheng - 郭会生

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Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Local detention center
Case Description:

Mr. Guo Huisheng was an employee of the Legal System Office in Jiahe County, Hunan Province. His wife Ms. Li Jumei works at the Zhuquanwan Elementary School. They wrote a letter to Xi Xiaogang, Director of the Lanshan County Police Department, to request the release of fellow practitioner Ms. Xiao Silan. As a result, they suffered brutal persecution from the local 610 Office and National Security Bureau. On the night of August 6, 2009, they were arrested by a group of police officers. Their home was searched twice when no one was home. Mr. Guo's hands were handcuffed behind his back, and he was held to the ground and beaten by Hu Yonghui, political head of the local National Security Bureau, and three other police officers. When he was brought to the police station, there was blood all over his head and face.

On October 6, 2009, he fell into a coma in the detention center, and was taken to the People's Hospital in Jiahe County for emergency treatment. After brain surgery, he remained in a coma. He had a faint heartbeat, but remained unconscious.

It was confirmed that he passed away at 5:00 a.m. on October 12, 2009 in the hospital. His wife is still being detained.