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Practitioner Yang Guiquan Dies as a Result of Persecution

September 05, 2009 |  

Name: Yang Guiquan (杨贵全)
Gender: Male
Age: 45
Address: Xihe District, Fuxin City, Liaoning Province
Occupation: Worked at Rongxing Plastic Corporation in Fuxin City
Date of Most Recent Arrest: June 20, 2009
Most recent place of detention: Xindi Detention Center (新地看守所)
City: Fuxin City
Province: Liaoning Province

(Clearwisdom.net) At approximately 6 p.m. on June 20, 2009, Yang Guiquan was reported to the police when he was exposing the persecution of Falun Gong to others at the Fuxin City market place in Liaoning Province. Wu Zhongqi, a policeman from the Haizhou District Police Department and others arrested Mr. Yang. Wu Zhongqi and other policemen interrogated Mr. Yang through the night and then detained him at Xindi Detention Center in Fuxin City.

At Xindi Detention Center, Mr. Yang was tortured, and he protested with a hunger strike. Policeman Wu Zhongqi, the prison doctor, and guards at the detention center brutally force-fed him. By July 5, he was on the verge of death.

During the detention, Yang's mother, who is in her 80's, knelt down to Wu Zhongqi to beg them to release her son, but her request was turned down. No relatives were allowed to visit Mr. Yang. The managers from Yang's work unit had asked Haizhou District Police Department to release Mr. Yang, but that request was turned down as well.

Tortured to Death

A few hours before Yang Guiquan passed away, the police sent him to the Police Hospital, and then they brought him back to the detention center. A few hours later, they again sent him to the General Hospital of the Fukuang Mining Group.

According to personnel from the General Hospital, Mr. Yang had stopped breathing, and there was no heartbeat when he was sent to the hospital. On the diagnostic statement, it stated that he was dead. Behind Yang's back and head were bruises. Scars were also seen on his legs. In addition, burn wounds were found on his inner thighs and on other areas on his body.

Yang Guiquan died at approximately 3:00 pm on July 5, but the police department and the detention center did not notify Yang's relatives until 8:00 pm in the evening.

After Yang Guiquan died, his relatives were placed under tight control. Several security agents appeared around his home to prevent the family from leaving. The security agents also blocked the family from connecting with the outside world. When Yang's friends went to the funeral parlor to see his body, the security person said they could see others', but not Yang's.

After Yang Guiquan died, his friends tried to hire an attorney to investigate the responsible persons and work units through the judicial process. However, no attorney dared to take on the case. They said that recent policy statements from the Liaoning Province Justice Bureau have decreed that no attorney is allowed to take on Falun Gong cases.

July 19th was the date for cremating Yang Guiquan's body. At approximately 9 am, about ten police cars and one riot police bus were parked in the courtyard of Fuxin Funeral Home. There was a total of about one hundred police, security agents and riot police inside and outside the funeral home.

The Haizhou Police Department and Detention Center didn't give any reasonable explanation for his death. According to a person close to the situation, however, Yang Guiyuan was beaten to death by police.

Mr. Yang Guiquan was born on January 2, 1964. The place he worked at before his death was Rongxing Plastic Corporation in Fuxin City, Liaoning Province. He began to practice Falun Gong in 2006, and he benefited a lot from the practice. He always tried to be a better person according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

Contact information for those primarily responsible for his persecution:

Chief of the Xindi Detention Center in Fuxin City: Wang Zhonghong

Haizhou Police Department, Section of Politics and Law: Wu Zhongqi, 86-13464857277 (Cell)

Additional links on this case

Mr. Yang Guiquan Dies in Custody in Liaoning Province


Additional Details of Mr. Yang Guiquan's Death While in Custody in Fuxin City (Photo)