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Mr. Hou Jiming Tortured and Died in Hebei Province  
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Mr. Hou Jiming, male, 49, was a resident of Xinzhuang Village, Yongxiang Street, Yinhe South, Langfang City, Hebei Province. He began to practice Falun Gong in 1997. After the persecution began in July 1999, he refused to stop practicing Falun Gong. As a result, the village administrative staff and the local police harassed him frequently. He went into exile and moved from place to place. On November 5, 2002, District Police Chief Liu Yanhui, policeman Li Aimin, Nanmenwai Police Branch Officer Shan Ruixi, village Party Secretary Chen Dianyu, and village security chief Chen Heqiang arrested Mr. Hou in his hometown in Shandong Province and escorted him back to Hebei Province, where they had him detained in the Langfang City Detention Center. The guards there restrained him in handcuffs and shackles. They also beat and verbally abused him. The heavy steel-wire handcuffs were so tight that they cut into his flesh and caused bleeding and deep scars.

While he was held for two weeks in the detention center, he suffered the most inhuman abuses at the hands of guards. Then, on November 8, 2002, the authorities took him to a brainwashing class in the Second Guest House of Langfang City for further torture. Wu Guangdong from the District Party committee instructed inmate Huang Junling and a few others to torture Mr. Hou and deprive him of sleep. Inmate Yang Jingtian hit Mr. Hou on the head with a heavy object. Consequently, Mr. Hou often experienced headaches and a high fever. His health declined rapidly. After he returned home, his health deteriorated. He had a chronic cough, vomited after eating, and had chest pains. He most likely suffered from internal injuries. He passed away at 11:50 a.m. on January 17, 2004.

type=case, death;type=Detention Center, Langfang City Detention Center;location=Hebei,Langfang


     
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