Liang Jinyu - 梁金玉

Chinese name:
Northern Micro-Motor Factory, Nianzishan District
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Tailai Prison
Case Description:

Mr. Liang Jinyu started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. After the CCP began persecuting Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, Mr. Liang was arrested and detained several times. On the evening of July 23, 1999, Dai Youmin, Director of the Yuejin Police Station, arrested Mr. Liang and detained him.

In 2000, Mr. Liang Jinyu was arrested while sharing cultivation experiences at a fellow practitioner's home and illegally detained for 15 days. In April 2002, he was arrested along with 29 other practitioners by police from the Yuejin Police Station for sharing Falun Gong articles with other practitioners. That evening, police from the Yuejin Police Station beat Mr. Liang so brutally that his face was disfigured, his skull was fractured, and his body was covered in blood. After that, he could only lay on a bed and was unable to take care of himself. He was left in a pool of his own blood in his bed. After being illegally detained for six months in Nianzishan Detention Center, Mr. Liang was sentenced to ten years in Tailai Prison.

Mr. Liang was closely monitored and severely tortured at Tailai Prison. One particularly cruel police officer used a needle to stab his genitals, leaving needle holes everywhere on his genitals. In 2003, Mr. Liang was beaten so badly that he had bleeding in his brain and was confined in a hospital for two months.

In 2005, Mr. Liang had a stroke and was in critical condition. Prison officials forced his family to pay 6,000 yuan before they released him. Previously, Mr. Liang Jinyu had been very healthy, both physically and mentally, because of practicing Falun Gong. However, because of the persecution, his health deteriorated to the point where he suffered memory loss and was unable to speak. He had no bladder or bowel control, was confined to a wheelchair and could not take care of himself.

Unable to recover from his injuries, Mr. Liang Jinyu passed away at 9:30 a.m. on February 5, 2010.