Chinese name:
Pengshan County
Doctor of Chinese medicine
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Wumaping Prison
Case Description:

( Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Deng Jiangang, from Pengshan County, Meishan City, Sichuan Province, was sentenced in 2008 to five years in prison. He was abused in the Wumaping Prison and was in critical condition. He was recently released. He died in excruciating pain only one month after his release. He suffered many symptoms, including symptoms of being poisoned.

Mr. Deng was a Chinese medicine practitioner and well-known for his kindness. Because he practiced Falun Gong, he was sent to forced labor camps in 2001 and 2004. During his detention, he was tortured and beaten so severely that he suffered four broken ribs and fractured vertebrae.

On February 21, 2008, Mr. Deng and his wife, Ms. Jiang Xiantao, were arrested. In September 2008, he was sentenced to five years in prison by the Pengshan County Court. Ms. Jiang was sentenced to three years in prison. Mr. Deng was later sent to the Wumaping Prison in Leshan.

In April 2012, Mr. Deng's family received a phone call from the prison, and were told that he'd been transferred to the Chengdu Prison Hospital. Soon after, his family received the first notice from the hospital that he was in critical condition. His family then went to the prison and asked for his release on bail for medical treatment. However, their request was denied.

Mr. Deng was conscious when he was taken to the hospital, but he lost consciousness in a week. Despite his poor condition, the officers still tied him to a bed in the hospital, making him unable to move.

Mr. Deng's condition deteriorating quickly and he was dying. Mr. Deng was finally released and taken home on June 14, 2012. He was muddleheaded and barely recognized any member of the family. He was in great terror and was afraid to eat when given food. He kept repeating, “Please don't beat me!” He was passing hot pepper water in his stool, indicating that he'd been tortured with toxic substances.

Mr. Deng was taken home at 10:20 p.m., but he was unable to sleep for four nights. He couldn't close his eyes, and became anxious and panicked. He continuously scratched his neck and chest, saying that he felt uncomfortable; he kept groaning. A doctor came to check him and found his pupil's enlarged, a common reaction to toxic substances.

On June 14, his urine tube was taken out, and dripped blood. He was not able to urinate after the tube was removed. Whenever his family tried to wipe sweat off him, as soon as they touched him, he'd scream in panic: “Don't beat me! Don't beat me!”

On July 18, 2012, Mr. Deng passed away after ten years of pain and suffering.

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