(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Guo Shijun was a Falun Dafa practitioner from Hongqi Township, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province who was tortured to death at age 52. In February 2004, police officers from the Department of Public Security in Shuangcheng City abducted him for distributing Falun Gong truth clarification materials. Later he was detained in the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp in Harbin City. During his detention at that camp he suffered tortures such as being electrically shocked, and forced to sit bound to a metal chair. After one year of inhumane torture, and on the verge of death, he was sent back home. On February 9, 2005 he passed away, eight days after his release. His body was covered with wounds and bruises.
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Mr. Guo Shijun, a person of many talents, was the director of and a carpenter in the Guoshu Model Carpentry Factory in Hongqi Township, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. He was 52 years old when he passed away. His versatility was evident in the many craftsmanship skills he had mastered. At work he was careful and paid attention to detail.
Mr. Guo lived with his elderly mother, his wife and a young daughter in a small, two-bedroom brick house on the north side of a reservoir, by a hill. Mr. Guo was 1.7 meters (5 feet 7 inches) tall and of strong physique.
Mr. Guo Shijun and his daughter
Mr. Guo Shijun and his family
In 1997 Mr. Guo obtained Dafa and he felt very fortunate. His mother and his wife were also practitioners. In 2000 he contracted to head a carpentry factory and assumed the position of factory director. Later he quit this job because the factory was not profitable. His entire family moved to Tonghe County, where he started another carpentry factory.
Because Mr. Guo Persevered in Dafa Cultivation, His Assets were Impounded, His Wife was Arrested, and His Mother was Frightened to Death
Mr. Guo Shijun was a very firm practitioner. He persevered in Dafa cultivation and clarified the persecution facts to people. Mr. Guo and his wife were both practitioners. Mr. Guo's wife was arrested by personnel from the Tonghe County 610 Office and sent to the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp for three years of forced labor. A 6-year-old daughter was left at home. Staff from the 610 Office impounded all the assets of their carpentry factory, including a small van. The total loss for Guo's family amounted to over 50,000 yuan.
Mr. Guo was forced into homelessness after his wife's arrest. His mother took care of the granddaughter, and both lived inside the factory. During this period of time, police officers from the Tonghe County 610 Office kept monitoring them for seven days in a row in an attempt to catch Mr. Guo. Mr. Guo's mother was mentally traumatized from fear.
Mr. Guo had no way to rescue his wife, so he led his family back to the fourth Zhenghong Village in Hongqi Township. The staff from the 610 Office of Hongqi Township went to harass his family twice. Mr. Guo's mother was again frightened. She stayed bedridden for a long time and passed away after medical treatment failed to cure her.
Mr. Guo's Perseverance in Dafa Cultivation and Truth Clarification
After Mr. Guo dealt with his mother's funeral, he distributed truth clarification material to many people and made truth clarification banners to expose the lies that the Jiang group fabricated to defame Falun Gong and to deceive people. He took responsibility for making Dafa banners for four townships. Mr. Guo once made a huge, seven-meter long, 1.5 meter wide banner that read "Falun Dafa is Great!" Each character was 1.8 meters high. On Chinese New Year's Eve he climbed a 50-meter (164 ft.) high signal transmission tower and hung the big banner from the top of the tower. It was a great shock to the evil.
On February 13, 2004, Mr. Guo and his fellow practitioner, Mu Xiuqing, went to distribute truth clarification material at Dongguan Village, Dongguan Town. They were arrested by police from the Department of Public Security in Shuangcheng City. The practitioners were sent to the Second Detention Center in Shuangcheng City. During detention, Mr. Guo was subjected to severe torture. Later, he was given three years of forced labor, to be served at the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp in Haerbin City.
Suffering Tortures of Electric Shock and Metal Chair at the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp
Mr. Guo suffered brutal beatings by the police at the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp. He was electrically shocked and ferociously beaten. His back turned purplish black and his hips became infected from the electric shocks. He was locked in a small cell twice--one time for two days in a row. The other time four days. His hips festered after he was forced to sit on the metal chair for a long time. He was deprived of sleep for four days and nights. As soon as he closed his eyes the police shocked him with an electric baton. Mr. Guo was tortured so severely. It was only when he was at the brink of death that the staff from the 610 Office allowed his release for medical parole. The police in the detention center told Guo Shijun, "You must hold on and try your best not to die here, as we are not in a position to bear the responsibility."
Mr. Guo Passed Away Eight Days After Being Released - His Body was Completely Covered with Wounds and Bruises
On December 23 of the Chinese lunar calendar Guo Shijun was sent home. He was in a coma. He coughed continually however, and was suffering great pain. The police threatened that he was not allowed to reveal anything. The police also said to him, "We will come to take you back when you recover."
Mr. Guo passed away eight days later, on Chinese New Year's Day (February 9, 2005). All his fellow villagers know that Mr. Guo was in perfect health and didn't have any ailments before his arrest. However, only one year after he was arrested and imprisoned he passed away.
When Mr. Guo died, it was too tragic a scene to look at. His back was purplish black and infected, and his back and hips had wounds, scars and bruises everywhere.
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A healthy and good-hearted man was tortured to death by the Chinese authorities simply for believing in "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance," and clarifying the truth to people. Where is the rule of law in China? Where is justice in China?