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Home arrow Urgent Appeals arrow Mr. Zhao Qingshan Died Due to Tortured in Heilongjiang Province
Mr. Zhao Qingshan Died Due to Tortured in Heilongjiang Province  
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When Mr. Zhao was released, he was in critical condition and could not eat at all. His entire body was in pain and he was unable to take care of himself. He remained bedridden for more than two years and was never able to regain his health...

Victim:

Mr. Zhao Qingshan, 57, lived in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province and was the deputy director of the Harbin City Produce Company.

Locations:
  1. The Dongli District Detention Center
  2. The Harbin City Prison
  3. The Daqing City Prison The Yaojia Detention Center, 270 Yaojia Street, Ganjingzi District, Dalian City, Liaoning Province, zip code: 116031, phone: 86-411-86870728

Perpetrators:
  1. Officers Zhao Guang and Fan Jiayuan from the Harbin City Police Department
  2. Personnel from the Dongli District Court
  3. Procurator Zhou from the Heilongjiang Provincial Legal Justice Department

Description:

On May 15, 2003, officers from the Harbin City Police Department arrested Mr. Zhao Qingshan. They beat and tortured him until his face was deformed. They then took him to the Dongli District Detention Center. The Dongli District Court held a secret trial where they sentenced him to 11 years in prison. He was transferred from the Harbin City Prison to the Daqing City Prison on July 1, 2004.

In July 2004, his family visited him in the Daqing City Prison and found him to be in a very weak state. When his family visited him again during the 2005 Chinese New Year, Mr. Zhao they found he was even weaker. He was so weak that they could not hear his voice, even when they were sitting very close to him.

On July 14, 2005, guard Pan Shaolin (male) notified Mr. Zhao's family that the Daqing City Fourth Hospital examined Mr. Zhao and found that he had symptoms of stroke, and high blood pressure. They let his family bail him out on medical parole, but refused to let them see the doctor's diagnosis.

On August 1, 2005, his family completed the final procedures required for his release. The Provincial Legal Justice Department approved Mr. Zhao' case and asked the prison to pick up the paperwork. Suddenly, procurator Zhou ordered the prison administration to refuse Mr. Zhao's bail, claiming that Mr. Zhao had not yet served one third of his term. Mr. Zhao's family was forced to go through another round of heartache and trouble to ensure his release. Finally, in November 2005, they were permitted to pick him up.

When Mr. Zhao was released, he was in critical condition and could not eat at all. His entire body was in pain and he was unable to take care of himself. He remained bedridden for more than two years and was never able to regain his health. He died on June 18, 2008.

Previous Persecution:

When the persecution began in 1999, Mr. Zhao Qingshan was arrested and detained at the Seventh Branch of the Harbin City Police Department. He was tortured to the brink of death. Only then did the police release him on bail.

In April 2000, Mr. Zhao mailed a group appeal letter to the Chinese Communist Party's National People's Congress and The Political Consultation Conference. As a result, officers from the First Branch of Harbin City Police Department came to Mr. Zhao's home and arrested him . He was released 24 hours later, but only after the police extorted two thousand yuan from him. In September 2000, the police arrested him for hosting a group meeting for Falun Gong practitioners at his home. He was released 16 days later. This time the police extorted 3,500 yuan from Mr. Zhao.

On November 20, 2000, police officers arrested and detained Mr. Zhao after they found more than ten thousand copies of materials that exposed the persecution of Falun Gong in his home. After 28 days he managed to escape from the detention center, and was then forced to become homeless to avoid recapture and further torture.

On January 20, 2002, the Shuangcheng City Police Department deputy director and 610 Office agents arrested Mr. Zhao again. A plainclothes officer began whipping him with a 6-foot bendable plastic tube that was about one inch in diameter. Mr. Zhao's forehead bled profusely, and his clothes were stained with blood. Mr. Zhao was interrogated and tortured. The police released him later; the date is unknown.

Posted on April 22, 2009


     
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