Chinese name:
Maoming City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Meihua Police Station
Case Description:
Mr. Yang Cheng, 29, lived in Cunwei Village, Shilang District, Quhua Town, Maonan Area, Maoming City, Guangdong Province. He was a medical doctor. In April 1998, Yang Cheng developed pernicious lymphoma, and was treated at the nationally renowned tumor center at Zhong Shan Medical University in Guangdong Province. The treatment was unsuccessful, however. Yang Cheng's hair fell out, and his life was in danger. But during this hopelessness situation, he was introduced to Falun Gong. He began to practice, and two months later his black hair re-grew, his complexion returned to normal, and his family became full of happiness.

Under the persecution of Falun Gong by Jiang's regime, Yang Cheng was threatened by a member of the "610 Office," and taken to the town government offices in February 2001. The police ordered Yang Cheng to give up practicing Falun Gong and write words that slandered Falun Dafa's teacher. If he refused, he would be sent to the Huazhou City Forced Labor Camp. He was determined not to compromise, and suffered beatings from the lieutenant, whose name is Liang Zheng. Liang Zheng violently hit Yang Cheng's head and vital parts of his body until he suddenly lost consciousness. Yang Cheng then was unlawfully locked in a dark and damp room.

Yang Cheng's wife did not see her husband return. She hurriedly got five hundred yuan and looked for someone they knew to obtain her husbands' release. But Yang Cheng passed away on April 1, 2001. He was only twenty-nine years old.

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