Du Jinhai - 杜金海

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Jiamusi City
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Mr. Du Jinhai, 84 years old, was from Heilongjiang Province, Jiamusi City. He began practicing Falun Dafa in November 1998. In November of 2001, he traveled to Beijing to hold a banner and to tell people about the goodness of Falun Dafa. He was illegally arrested and taken back to Huachuan County by agents from the Huachuan County 610 Office. They forced his family to pay 3,000 yuan, which they deducted from his son's salary without asking permission. They also unlawfully searched Mr. Du's home and arrested his son, whom they illegally sentenced to two years of "reeducation" through forced labor. This was the second time Mr. Du's son was sentenced. This time around, officials from the local Songjiang Township 610 Office frequently threatened, intimidated, and harassed his family. At the labor camp, Mr. Du's son was brutally tortured until he lost consciousness. Du Jinhai's wife, 78-year-old Li Fengqin, was mentally devastated by the relentless persecution of her family. She could no longer bear the mental torture and harassment, and passed away on December 8, 2003. On February 20, 2004, not long after his wife's death, Du Jinhai also passed away.
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