Name: Cao Dazhang (曹达章)
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Address: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Most Recent Arrest: August 8, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Duchang County Detention Center (都昌县看守所)
City: Jiujiang
Province: Jiangxi
Persecution Suffered: Detention

( Mr. Cao Dazhang was arrested on the morning of August 8, 2011, by officers from the Duchang County Domestic Security Division. The police had been trying to create false evidence to prosecute him. According to information sources, the “evidence” was rejected by the Procuratorate and the court. The police are now trying to send Mr. Cao to forced labor.

In order to create false evidence to charge Mr. Cao, officers from the Duchang County Domestic Security Division arrested Ms. Shen Rongxiang on August 6 and interrogated her by means of torture. Ms. Shen developed a serious lung infection as a result of the torture. The officers later interrogated Ms. Shao Huanyun using torture. Shortly after that, Ms. Shen and Ms. Shao wrote a solemn statement claiming that their oral confessions were made under torture and were therefore null and void.

The officers couldn't get any evidence to pass in the Procuratorate and the court. They attempted to send Mr. Cao to forced labor instead. The forced labor sentence for Mr. Cao was submitted and is now awaiting approval by city officers.

Mr. Cao has been held in the Duchang County Detention Center since his arrest. His family asked to visit him several times, but were never allowed to see him. They were not even allowed to send him a change of clothes. The family was told that it was due to orders from the Domestic Security Division.

Parties responsible for the persecution of Mr. Cao Dazhang:
Duchang County Police Department, Jiangxi Province:
Wang Ruiqiang, head: +86-5223135 ext. 4501, +86-13907923486 (Cell)
Domestic Security Division:
Hong Liu, head: +86-5223135 ext. 4521, +86-13803554098 (Cell)
Wu Youlong, deputy head: +86-13879286555 (Cell)
Cao Zhen, deputy head: +86-13879211929 (Cell)
Public Order Division:
Zhang Shixin, head: +86-5223135 ext. 4543, +86-13803557388 (Cell)