Lin Youhui - 林犹辉

Chinese name:
Jieyang City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
a brainwashing center
Case Description:

There was an old gentleman in Bianwei Village, Xichang Town, Jiedong County, Jieyang City, Guangdong Province. His name was Lin Youhui and he was in his 60s. Because he was very kind and sincere, people all called him "Uncle Youhui."

After Jiang's regime started the persecution of Falun Gong in July 20, 1999, the village security officer came to tell Uncle Youhui not to practice Falun Gong anymore. He also wanted to confiscate Uncle Youhui's Falun Gong books. Uncle Youhui asked why, and the officer said, "I don't know. But if the higher authority says you can't, then you can't." Uncle Youhui just couldn't understand why Jiang's regime would ban such a good practice. So he kept practicing at home. The local police officers and village security officer often came to harass him in the middle of the night. They also ransacked his home. Despite all this, Uncle Youhui refused to cooperate with them. In the autumn of 2001, the police arrested him and sent him to Jiedong Detention Center where he was tortured. He vomited blood as a result of the torture. Not wanting to take responsibility, the police reluctantly released him.

After returning home, Uncle Youhui kept on practicing Falun Gong. Soon his health improved. Seeing he had recovered, the police attempted to arrest him again. Uncle Youhui said, "I am very clearheaded. There is nothing wrong with Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. I don't need to go to the brainwashing class. It is you that should be sent there." The police were furious after listening to Uncle Youhui's words, so they dragged him out of his home and forced him into the police van. Uncle Youhui was short of breath and couldn't speak because of the police's violence. The police did not want to get themselves into trouble, so they had to release Uncle Youhui.

Around September 2003, the local police station and the "610 Office" abducted Uncle Youhui again and sent him to the brainwashing class. During the arrest, the police had applied violence on him. Because of the repeated harassment, intimidation and arrest, a kind old man was devastated both mentally and physically. Several months after Uncle Youhui was released from the brainwashing class, his old illnesses relapsed. He passed away on March 4, 2004.


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