Name: Jiang YongChinese Name: 姜勇Gender: MaleAge: 31City: ChangchunProvince: JilinOccupation: N/ADate of Death: January 23, 2023Date of Most Recent Arrest: June 28, 2021Most Recent Place of Detention: Gongzhuling Prison

Mr. Jiang Yong’s parents were informed of his death on January 23, 2023, the second day of the Chinese New Year. He was 31.

Mr. Jiang, a Changchun City, Jilin Province resident, was serving an 8.5-year term for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. Despite his being in critical condition from staging a prolonged hunger strike to protest the persecution, the authorities refused to release Mr. Jiang on medical parole, citing that he refused to renounce his faith.

Mr. Jiang and his parents, who also practice Falun Gong, were arrested at home at around 9 p.m. on June 28, 2021. Their Falun Gong books, two tablets and seven cellphones were confiscated. 

While Mr. Jiang’s parents were released after ten days of detention, Mr. Jiang was kept in custody and sentenced to 8.5 years in Gongzhuling Prison for the trumped-up charge of “subverting state power.” 

Mr. Jiang held a hunger strike to protest the persecution. The Jilin Provincial Tuberculosis Hospital issued a critical condition notice for him on October 11, 2022. He was later transferred to the Changchun City Police Hospital, where he eventually passed away.

Mr. Jiang’s family frequently went to the Jilin Province Prison Administration Bureau and the prison to demand his release on medical parole, only to be ignored or given the run-around.

Perpetrators’ information:

Wang Ming’an (王明安), officer, Qianjindajie Police StationWang Xianchao (王显超), officer, Qianjindajie Police StationZhao Wenqi (赵文奇), officer, Qianjindajie Police Station: +86-15754360356Gongzhuling Prison: +86-434-6538139Feng Gang (冯刚), head of Jilin Province Prison Administration Bureau: +86-431-82750571Liu (刘), prosecutor, Chaoyang District Procuratorate: +86-431-85887057

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