Name: Li GuoxunChinese Name: 李国勋Gender: MaleAge: 70City: ZhoukouProvince: HenanOccupation: Retired from the Zhoukou City Power CompanyDate of Death: July 19, 2022Date of Most Recent Arrest: July 18, 2022Most Recent Place of Detention: Zhoukou Economic Development Zone Police Station

A man in Zhoukou City, Henan Province, died one day after he was arrested for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. He was 70.

Mr. Li Guoxun, a veteran, was the Zhoukou City Power Company human resources director before he retired.

Eight officers from the Zhoukou Economic Development Zone Police Station broke into his home at 11 a.m. on July 18, 2022. They claimed that he and his wife, Ms. Yu Xiuying, had been reported for distributing Falun Gong materials. Without presenting a search warrant, the police confiscated the couple’s Falun Gong books, photo of Falun Gong’s founder, computer, media player, cellphone, and even their electric motorcycle.

They took the couple to the Zhoukou Economic Development Zone Police Station to prevent them from “disrupting social stability” prior to the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party to be held in November 2022.

The next evening, the police told Ms. Yu that Mr. Li was seriously ill (even though he was already dead). They released her and ordered her to stay at home. The couple’s motorcycle and cellphone were returned.

Ms. Yu was devastated to learn of Mr. Li’s death when her son said that the police had called and told him his father had died of a stroke. They said they’d taken him to the local funeral home. Without allowing Ms. Yu or her son to see Mr. Li for the last time, the police had him cremated.

Ms. Yu suspects that Mr. Li was tortured to death. She said that both of them have been very healthy over the past two decades thanks to Falun Gong, so how come her husband died just one day after he was arrested?

Perpetrators’ contact information:

Zhoukou Economic Development Zone Police Station: +86-18638096610Police officer: +86-18638095630