Zhao Yingqi - 赵英奇

Chinese name:
Tangshan City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Hehuakeng Forced Labor Camp in Tangshan City
Case Description:

Mr. Zhao Yinqi, 59, lived in Apt #3 on the second floor of Building #84, Nanfan Gezhuang, Guzhi District, Tangshan City of Hebei Province. On November 20, 2002, Mr. Zhao was detained at the Hehuakeng Forced Labor Camp of Tangshan City due to his perseverance in cultivating Falun Dafa. He was cruelly tortured to death on December 30. The Hehuakeng Forced Labor Camp lied about the cause of his death and called it a "natural death." However people who viewed Mr. Zhao's body saw an indentation on his skull and a piece of flesh missing over his right rib. There were bruises from his hip all the way to his back and his neck. His eyes, hands and fingernails were all dark purple. His abdomen was slim but was injected with water so as to appear "plump." Previously, as a result of injuries at work and medical errors in the hospital, he incurred a disability--his left leg was shorter than his right leg by five centimeters. He was ruled as Level 4 disabled. Before practicing Falun Dafa, Mr. Zhao suffered from severe sinus problems and hemorrhoids. All these problems disappeared after he started cultivation. He was able to gradually walk without his cane and wheelchair and started to ride a bike and a tricycle. Although he was close to 60 years of age, he was as strong as a young man. It was known to all that he was very healthy. However, his death certificate said that he died of internal bleeding from hypertension. Mr. Zhao had never had high blood pressure. In addition, if Mr. Zhao really had hypertension, along with his Level 4 disability status, according to the law he would not have been accepted by the labor camp. Mr. Zhao died on December 30, 2002 on the way to the hospital. The doctor sent notices twice to send his body to the mortuary but was refused by Mr. Zhao's family members. In the end, the death certificate certified that Mr. Zhao died on January 2, 2003 at 8:02 a.m.

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