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Shunyi District Detention Center
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( Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Yang Minghua was arrested on August 9, 2012 and held at the Shunyi District Detention Center. He became emaciated as a result of the persecution. He was released on medical parole in September but passed away on October 10 at the age of 59.
Mr. Yang Minghua

Mr. Yang's wife Ms. Sun Shanxiang also practiced Falun Gong and was sentenced to forced labor three times. She is incarcerated at the Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp and does not know about her husband's death.

Mr. Yang was arrested by officers from the Guangming Police Station on August 9, 2012. He was held at the Shunyi District Detention Center, sentenced to forced labor, and later taken to the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp. The camp authorities refused to admit him after a physical exam, so he was taken to the detention center.

Mr. Yang's son went to visit and found that his father was emaciated. He requested that his father be released or he would investigate responsibility if any problems to his health occurred. The detention center gave Mr. Yang another physical exam and two unknown pills. They then went through the formalities to release Mr. Yang on medical parole from September 6 to September 10.

After Mr. Yang returned home, he experienced itching all over his body and he could not stop scratching. His family sent him to the hospital. He received one week of intravenous fluids, but it did not stop the itching. The doctor told the family that Mr. Yang had late-stage lymphatic cancer that had already spread throughout his body, and they should just take him home. One week after being discharged from the hospital, on October 10, 2012, Mr. Yang passed away.

Mr. Yang was healthy before the arrest, and had no illnesses.

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