Zhou Decheng - 周德成

Chinese name:
Shenyang City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
a detention center
Case Description:
Mr. Zhou Decheng, a Falun Dafa practitioner who lived in Kaoshan Town, Nong'an County, Jilin Province, was 73 years old. On November 7, 2000, Mr. Zhou went to a fellow practitioner's home carrying two banners with the words, "Falun Dafa is Good!" He was reported, arrested, and taken to the Kaoshan Police Substation from his home, by former Substation Director Fan Hongbin (male) and a group of policemen. They later sent Mr. Zhou to the County Political Security Office.

In the Nong'an County Political Security Office, five to six policemen beat Zhou Decheng mercilessly. Two of his front teeth were knocked out, and blood gushed from his nose and mouth. Even as he bled profusely, the elderly man still shouted loudly and strongly, "Falun Dafa is good!" Another policeman grabbed Mr. Zhou's hair and slammed his head against the wall. They detained Zhou Decheng for 15 days, and ordered him to pay more than four hundred yuan for "room and board" before releasing him. The police went to Mr. Zhou's home afterwards to harass and threaten him, and they ransacked his home several times.

Mr. Zhou Decheng died on October 21, 2004. The doctor found that he died from cerebral thrombosis (stroke) caused by the head injury he sustained during detention.

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