Zhao Yong - 赵永

Chinese name:
Chengdu City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Pi County Detention Center
Case Description:

Mr. Zhao Yong, age 32, was a resident of Jinshan Township, Bazhong City, Sichuan Province.  Since July 20, 1999, Jiang and his followers have been persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners on a large scale. His parent and older brother were illegally detained and sent to labor camps one after another. He was also arrested by local police as a key practitioner and sent to a brainwashing class. He escaped, and became destitute and homeless in order to avoid being unlawfully arrested at his home. Some malicious people from the local government and police searched for him for over ten days and ransacked his home several times. His home's furniture and door were violently broken by this evil gang. In April 2002, Zhao Yong was arrested at a Falun Dafa material site in Chengdu City by police from the Jinjiang District Station. He was detained in the Pi County Detention Center. Because he was very steadfast and never renounced his faith, he was illegally sentenced to ten years of prison in March 2003, by the Jinjiang District Court, which is under the control of the Chengdu City "610 Office" and the Bazhong City "610 Office."

During the police interrogation in the detention center, Zhao Yong went through brutal beatings and torture. His body became emaciated from the cruel treatment, and only skin and bones were left. He could not eat any food since June 2003. Police saw him almost die, and hurriedly sent him to the hospital. Even when he was lying on the hospital bed, the police still made him wear ankle shackles, and handcuffed him to the steel board of the window. On August 6, 2003, his physical condition worsened. The police from Chengdu City then ordered his family to go to the hospital, where they were forced to sign a statement guaranteeing that they would never try to hold the police responsible. Then his family was allowed to carry him back home. The people from Zhao Yong's hometown who saw his condition were all in tears. On August 31, 2003, Zhao Yong died at a young age.

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