Name: Zhang Weien (张维恩)
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Address: Xilishan Village, Kunlun Town, Zichuan District, Zibo City
Occupation: Farmer

Date of Most Recent Arrest: 7/6/2010
Most recent Place of Detention:
Boshan District Crime Response Squad (淄博市博山区刑警队)

City: Zibo City
Shandong Province
Persecution Suffered:
Beatings, arrest
Key Persecutors: Pang Yijun, Zhang Daoguo, Chen Qili, Wang Jifeng, Shao Zhentang, Yu Jiling

( Mr. Zhang Weien, a practitioner in Zibo City, Shandong Province, was unlawfully arrested by the police on July 6, 2010. He died three days later. The police officers then staged a suicide at his home and sped away in a car.

Mr. Zhang Weien and his wife live in Xilishan Village, Kunlun Town, Zichuan District, Zibo City. On the evening of July 6, 2010, officers from the Boshan District Crime Response Squad forcibly took the couple into custody. Mr. Zhang's wife returned home the next day. On the third day, officers from the squad took Mr. Zhang back home in a car. However, Mr. Zhang was found dead when his family returned home. The officers were believed to have staged the scene to make it look like Mr. Zhang had committed suicide by drinking pesticide.

Eyewitnesses saw two officers take Mr. Zhang back to his home. It was not clear whether Mr. Zhang was alive or dead at the time.

During the eleven years that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been persecuting Falun Gong, police and prison guards often beat or torture practitioners to death in detention center, labor camps, prisons or brainwashing centers. They have categorically claimed these practitioners to have either died of sudden illness or committed suicide. However, Falun Gong teachings have made it explicitly clear that the killing of life is strictly prohibited, including killing or injuring oneself.

Since the persecution started on July 20, 1999, Zichuan District has been among the worst in terms of severity in Zibo City. Mr. Xiao Pifeng, a practitioner from Ezhuang Township in Zichuan District, was beaten to death by domestic security officers in Zichuan District and guards at the Qiugu Forced Labor Camp.

Pang Yijun, Director of the Zichuan District 610 Office, Zibo City: 86-533-5178795, 86-533-8734006 (mobile)
Zhang Daoguo, Zichuan District 610 Office: 86-533-5276709, 86-13070649510 (Cell)
Chen Qili, 86-533-5280272, 86-13395337157 (Cell)
Wang Jifeng, head of the Domestic Security Division of the Zichuan District Police Department: 86-533-5753359
Shao Zhentang, deputy head of the Domestic Security Division in charge of persecution
Yu Jiling, female, Director of the Zibo City 610 Office: 86-533-3915507 (Office)

July 16, 2010