(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. He Xuezhao from Chenzhou, Hunan Province was tortured by the police until he could not walk and was at the brink of death. He was released around February 2005 on medical parole. Agents from the Zixing 610 Office in Chenzhou City and from his work unit continued to harass and monitor him. He Xuezhao passed away on January 13, 2006. Zixing police have recently arrested his wife. Her current whereabouts are unknown.

He Xuezhao was about 42 years of age. He was a teacher at the School for Children of Workers at the Liyujiang Electricity Plant in Zixing City, Chenzhou. He persisted in practicing Falun Dafa after the persecution began in July 1999. Since Jiang Zemin's group and the Chinese Communist Party started persecuting Falun Gong, agents from the Communist regime never ceased to torment He Xuezhao. Mr. He was illegally held at the Chenzhou Detention Center three times for a total of 390 days. He was extorted out of 30,000 yuan and his private property worth about 12,000 yuan was confiscated. At least 84,000 yuan of his salary was withheld.

After July 20, 1999 Mr. He was illegally detained for ten days for doing the Falun Gong exercises in public. In January 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong and was illegally sentenced to one year of forced labor. He Xuezhao was held at the Xinkaipu Labor Camp in Changsha City, Hunan Province, with an extended six-month sentence. Before the 2002 Chinese New Year, Mr. He was illegally arrested by Chenzhou 610 Office agents and was sent to a brainwashing center. He was released after holding a hunger strike for eight days.

In March 2002, the police arrested He Xuezhao from work and took him to a hotel basement. A dozen police officers headed by Peng Yanshou and two deputy heads from the Liyujiang Police Department and from the Yanganlu Police Department took turns torturing him. They didn't allow him to close his eyes for four days and four nights. They handcuffed him with his arms behind his back. One person lifted his handcuffed hands above his head, and another person pushed his head down. Five days later, He Xuezhao broke free with the power of his righteous thoughts, but he had to stay away from home to avoid arrest.

On November 7, 2002, He Xuezhao was again arrested at a Dafa materials production site. The arresting police officers were from the Beihu District. He was held at the No. 1 Detention Center in Chenzhou City. On November 3, 2003, after an unlawful trial, the Beihu District Court in Chenzhou City sentenced Mr. He to eight years in prison. He was sent to the Jin City Prison in Hunan Province in early March 2004.

He Xuezhao was tortured to the brink of death at the Jin City Prison. He was diagnosed with tuberculosis and pleuritis. He was very weak, could hardly walk, and his speech became slurred.

In February 2005, Mr. He's family went to the authorities and requested his release. The prison authorities reluctantly released him on medical parole, but the Zixing City 610 Office agents disapproved and forced his family to pay a 15,000 yuan "guarantee fee" and write a guarantee statement. After He Xuezhao returned home, agents from the Zixing 610 Office and from his work unit harassed him frequently and ordered factory workers living below him to monitor him around the clock.

By then, He Xuezhao and his family were devastated from the relentless persecution. His health continued to decline rapidly and he passed away on January 13, 2006.

Right now, He Xuezhao's body is in the Chenzhou City Mortuary. His wife was taken away by Zixing City police and her current whereabouts are unknown. We call for people of conscience to pay attention to this matter and confront the wicked Communist officials for their lawless actions.

Agencies and organizations responsible for the death of He Xuezhao:

Chenzhou City 610 Office and Zixing City 610 Office in Hunan Province
Zixing City Police Department in Chenzhou City
Beihu District Police Department in Chenzhou City
Beihu District Court in Chenzhou City
Jin City Prison in Hunan Province: 86-736-4298220
Liyujiang Electricity Plant in Zixing City, Chenzhou, Hunan Province
Li Rishun, secretary of the Chenzhou City Political and Judiciary Committee
Zhang Heping, head of the Chenzhou City 610 Office: 86-735-2871887 (Office), 86-735-2870566 (Home), 86-13973531339 (Cell)
Deng Shide, deputy head of the Chenzhou City 610 Office: 86-735-2871776 (Office), 86-735-2870187 (Home), 86-13873550898 (Cell)
Peng Guanhua, Chenzhou City 610 Office agent: 86-735-2871289 (Office)