Song Youchun - 宋友春

Chinese name:
Qinhuangdao City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Qinglong County Detention Center
Case Description:
Falun Dafa practitioner Song Youchun was fifty-four years old. He lived in Tumenzi Village in the Tumenzi Region in Qinglong County, Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province. The Qinglong Detention Center detained him several times and tortured him because he refused to stop practicing Falun Dafa. They illegally sentenced him to three years in a forced labor camp. He was detained in the Hehuakeng Forced Labor Camp in Tangshan City, Hebei Province. Later he was detained in the Balizhuang Forced Labor Camp in Baoding City, Hebei Province. He was brutally tortured and suffered inhumane persecution. He was released when his health condition deteriorated, and his family brought him home. The Tumenzi Regional Government officials and the local police, however, still went to his home to harass him. On December 2, 2003, the head of the local police station Liu Yanwen, together with other officers, entered Song's house. Without giving any reasons, they handcuffed Song and two of his family members and took them to the Qinglong County Detention Center. Song went on a hunger strike. The guards inhumanely force-fed him. The prisoner head of his cell and the guards in the detention center often beat him up. During the fourteen days at the detention center, he suffered various kinds of brutal tortures and persecution. Around 5 o'clock in the afternoon on December 15, 2003, he was tortured to death.
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