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Home arrow Urgent Appeals arrow Mr. Lü Renqing Sentenced for Expressing His Opinions and Dies of Prolonged Torture
Mr. Lü Renqing Sentenced for Expressing His Opinions and Dies of Prolonged Torture  
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...under orders from the guards, three prisoners coerced Mr. Lü into an empty cell, stuffed his mouth, and then beat him until all three of the prisoners were exhausted. He was injured all over his body and had two broken ribs. Mr. Lü was unable to take care of himself for over a month. While not yet recovered, he was forced to sit on small plastic stool as another form of torture. Starting in September 2005, he began to cough up blood and had difficulty breathing...


Mr. Lü Renqing and his wife and child

Victim:

Mr. Lü Renqing, 39, lived in Majiazi Village, Xinbin County, Liaoning Province.

Locations:
  1. The Xinbin County Detention Center, Liaoning Province
  2. The Fushun Forced Labor Camp, Liaoning Province
  3. The Fushun City Second Detention Center
  4. Dabei Prison, Shenyang City
  5. Huazi Prison, Liaoyang
  6. Ganjingzi Prison, Dalian City
  7. Tieling Prison, Liaoning ProvinceThe Qingniwa Bridge Police Station in Dalian City, Liaoning Province

Perpetrators:
  1. Police Chief Guo Jian, Zhao Yezhong and other police officers from the Dasiping Town Police Department
  2. Officers from the Fushun City Police Department
  3. Guards from Huazi Prison, Liaoyang City
  4. Guards from Ganjingzi Prison, Dalian City

Description:

On July 1, 2002, officers from the Fushun City Police Department arrested Mr. Lü Renqing while he was talking in public in Fushun City about Falun Gong. He was beaten and detained in the Fushun City Second Detention Center for four months, where he developed scabies all over his body. He was sentenced to six and a half years in prison and taken to Dabei Prison located in Shenyang City. In December 2002, he was transferred to Huazi Prison in Liaoyang City.

On the morning of September 27, 2004, under orders from the guards, three prisoners coerced Mr. Lü into an empty cell, stuffed his mouth, and then beat him until all three of the prisoners were exhausted. He was injured all over his body and had two broken ribs. Mr. Lü was unable to take care of himself for over a month. While he recovered, he was forced to sit on small plastic stool as another form of torture. Starting in September 2005, he began to cough up blood and had difficulty breathing. He asked to see a doctor many times but was always ignored. He was never allowed to see a doctor and was never treated for his progressively weakening condition.

On December 9, 2007, Huazi Prison officials transferred Mr. Lü to Ganjingzi Prison located in Dalian City. Mr. Lü was forced to do hard labor even though he was in a very poor physical condition. He could not walk, so the guards had two prisoners carry him to the workplace. He went on a hunger strike for seven days to protest this brutal mistreatment. He coughed up blood and became extremely weak. A doctor diagnosed him with advanced tuberculosis. Huazi Prison officials transferred him to Tieling Prison. Another examination revealed a large hole in his lung; physicians told the prison administrators that he could die at any time, but they still refused to release him.

Finally heeding his family's urgent requests, on March 10, 2008, Tieling Prison officials took Mr. Lü to the Tieling City Tuberculosis Hospital for treatment. He had water in his lung, and his heart did not function properly. The doctors operated on him but announced he would not live long. The long-term mental and physical tortures that Mr. Lü had endured damaged his health beyond recovery. Mr. Lü Renqing died on April 19, 2008.

Previous Persecution:

On July 20, 1999, Mr. Lü Renqing went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong, as it had benefited him both spiritually and physically. He was arrested and escorted back to the Xinbin County Detention Center where he was detained for 15 days. He returned to Beijing after being released but was arrested again on September 9, 1999. He was once again taken back to Xinbin County and sentenced to two years of forced labor in the Fushun City Forced Labor Camp. After he was released in March 2000, the Dasiping Town Police Department Director, Guo Jian (male), and four or five officers went to Mr. Lü Renqing's home and arrested him again. He was taken to the Xinbin County Detention Center. Mr. Lu escaped on the way and had to leave home to avoid being arrested.

Summary:

Mr. Lü Renqing, 39, lived in Majiazi Village, Xinbin County, Liaoning Province. He was sentenced to six and a half years in prison and was imprisoned in several different prisons. While in detention, Mr. Lü repeatedly requested to see doctors, but was constantly denied. The prison ignored his obviously devastated health situation and kept torturing and enslaving him. On March 10, 2008, Tieling Prison officials finally took Mr. Lü to the Tieling City Tuberculosis Hospital for treatment. He had water in his lung, a hole in his lung, and his heart did not function properly. The doctors operated on him but announced he would not live long. The long-term mental and physical tortures that Mr. Lü had endured damaged his health beyond recovery. Mr. Lü Renqing died on April 19, 2008.

Posted on April 21, 2009


     
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