Huang Cheng - 黄成

Chinese name:
Jinzhou City
Jinzhou City Textile Factory
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Panjin City Prison
Case Description:

Mr. Huang Cheng used to have severe health problems but after practicing Falun Gong, all of his sicknesses disappeared. Mr. Huang was very considerate of others and was well-liked by friends and family, including his supervisor at work and his colleagues. However, because of the persecution of Falun Gong, from 1999 to 2010, Huang Cheng was arrested and taken into custody 15 times. During those years, he was held in police stations, detention centers,drug rehabilitation centers, brainwashing centers, forced labor camps and prisons. He suffered severe physical torture as well as financial extortion, harassment, and his home was ransacked.

In July 2000, more than 20 officers arrested Mr. Huang at his home and took him to the Nu-erhe Police Station. Seven or eight officers brutally beat him, punched him down to the floor with wooden benches, stomped on his back, beat him with batons, and verbally abused him. They beat him until the wooden bench broken. After he was tortured a whole day, his body was swollen, he was covered with bruises, and his back was severely injured. The police detained Mr. Huang for seven months in the Jinzhou City Detention Center, where he was forced to do hard labor, then took him to the Jinzhou City Forced Labor Camp for a 29-month term.

At the beginning of October 2003, after Mr. Huang had been back home for six months, two vehicles with officers from the Qiaoxi Police Station arrested him again. They cuffed his wrists to a heater pipe. A male officer kicked him, and a female officer stuffed his mouth with dirty weeds and grass. He was detained nine days at the Jinzhou City Detention Center, then was taken to the Jinzhou City Forced Labor Camp for a term of 19 months.

Several years later, at around 6 a.m. on February 25, 2008, several vehicles full of officers from the Taihe District Police Department went to Mr. Huang's home and took him into custody. They then ransacked his home, taking his keys and his wife's bank card. Mr. Huang was held for 18 hours at the police department, where officers Dai Yong, Gao Bao, Wu Nan, Liu Jin and Wang Liyong cruelly tortured him. The torture resulted in fractures to the bones of both hands, and the main tendon in his left ankle was exposed. Mr. Huang was then detained in the Jinzhou City Detention Center until December 2008.

The Taihe District Court sentenced Mr. Huang to six years in prison in August 2008. He was taken to Panjin City Prison on December 16, 2008. The guards refused to take him because he had not recovered from the severe injuries incurred in police custody. However, officer Dai Yong told the Panjin City Prison administration, “If he dies, you come find me, you will not be held responsible.” Mr. Huang was transferred to the Second Section of the First Ward of Panjin City Prison.

At the end of March 2009, Panjin Prison began forced brainwashing of Falun Gong practitioners in an attempt to force them to renounce their belief. Guard Office Director Hu Xiaodong, guards Li Feng, Yang Guanjun, Section Chief Yu, and prisoners Meng Xianglin and Wang Shuo used eight high-voltage electric batons and shocked Mr. Huang simultaneously. They hung Mr. Huang up for three days, without letting him eat or drink. After letting him down, Warden Guan Fengchun stripped Mr. Huang, cuffed him onto the Iron Chair and with an electric baton shocked him once, and forced Mr. Huang to imitate the guard cursing for three hours. During these three hours, guard Guan Fengchun ordered prisoner Meng Xianglin, and others to cuff Mr. Huang's wrists to the wall, and force a medical needle under each of his fingernails. Blood flowed from the needles and from under his fingernails. The scars under his fingernails were still visible after he died.

Another time, prisoners were ordered to stomp on Mr. Huang's face after four guards shocked him with electric batons for two hours. Two teeth were knocked out. One prisoner could not follow the orders, and said, “I quit. No one tortures people like this. I'd rather not earn these points” (prisoners are granted points for early release if they tortured Falun Gong practitioners). Many prisoners were replaced because they could not carry out such heinous acts.

Around September 2009, because Mr. Huang firmly refused to give up practicing Falun Gong, Guard Yang Guanjun slapped him several hundred times. the warden hit his chest with handcuffs, and Mr. Huang was constantly tortured with electric baton shocks. Sometimes, the shock torture included pouring water on the floor and shocking Mr. Huang while he was in contact with the water. This torture caused Mr. Huang to often pass out, and caused bleeding in his brain, eventually resulting in permanent injury to his brain. In less than two years, Mr. Huang could not take care of himself. His heart did not beat normally and doctors said he could die at any second.

After an urgent request by his family, the prison authority released Mr. Huang on medical parole. Although Nu'erhe Town Police Station Director Zhang Jiuyi and officer Zhang Zhongxin tried to block him from being released, he was able to return home on August 19, 2010. His family took him to many hospitals, but the doctors said he could not be cured.

Local police officer Zhang Zhongxin harassed Mr. Huang at around 4 p.m. on September 26, 2010. Mr. Huang suffered five more months of extreme pain, and died on February 24, 2011.