Name: Zhu YunjiangChinese Name: 朱云江Gender: MaleAge: N/ACity: N/AProvince: BeijingOccupation: N/ADate of Death: March 16, 2022Date of Most Recent Arrest: May 25, 2020Most Recent Place of Detention: Fengtai Detention Center
Although a Beijing resident was released on bail after he fainted during a court hearing, the police continued to harass him for his faith in Falun Gong. To avoid subjecting his family to the non-stop harassment, Mr. Zhu Yunjiang lived away from home. He passed away in his temporary residence on March 16, 2022.
Mr. Zhu began to practice Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline also known as Falun Dafa, in 1996. Shortly after the Chinese communist regime ordered the persecution of the practice in July 1999, he went to the Tiananmen Square to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong, only to be arrested and given two years of forced labor.
At least six officers of the Fengtai Town Police Station broke into Mr. Zhu’s home at 9 p.m. on May 25, 2020. They confiscated his Falun Gong books, photo of Falun Gong’s founder, computer, printer, and cell phone. He was first taken to the Fengtai Police Station and then the Fengtai Detention Center, where he was interrogated and forced to go through a physical examination. After four days of detention, he was released on bail.
The police informed Mr. Zhu in December 2020 that they had submitted his case to the procuratorate.
While attending a court hearing (date unknown), Mr. Zhu suddenly fainted and was taken back home by the police. The doctor said he had neuro-muscular weakness and he has had to use crutches since.
Since then, the police constantly came to harass him. At one point, they took him to the detention center, but the guards refused to admit him, upon seeing that he was unable to walk on his own.
During a harassment episode shortly after, the police smashed in the door when his wife refused to let them in, as Mr. Zhu wasn’t home. After she was forced to open the door, the police shouted at and intimidated her and her son. The young man tried to argue with the police, only to be pushed to the ground and handcuffed. His mother fainted from the shock. Seeing the situation was getting out of control, the police quickly left.
The harassment terrified Mr. Zhu’s wife, who in turn tried to pressure him to give up Falun Gong. To avoid having his family implicated in the persecution, Mr. Zhu moved to a small temporary housing.
When Mr. Zhu’s son called him on March 16, 2022, he didn’t answer the call. His son then went to check on him and no one came to open the door either. The son reported it to the police. When the police came in, Mr. Zhu was on the verge of death. By the time the ambulance arrived, he had already died.
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