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Falun Gong Practitioner Zuo Zhigang Tortured to Death by Shijiazhuang Police  
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Zuo Zhigang, male, 33, former employee of a computer company located on Zhongshan Street in Shijiazhuang city, Hebei Province.

Location of Torture and Death:

Qiaoxi District Police Station in Shijiazhuang city



1. Police from the Public Security Bureau of Shijiazhuang city and "610" Office

2. Qiaoxi District Police Station in Shijiazhuang city


A brief report of the incident:


On May 30, 2001, the police from the Public Security Bureau of Shijiazhuang City and the "610" Office [specializes in persecution of Falun Gong] suddenly appeared at Zuo Zhigang’s workplace and took him to the Qiaoxi District Police Station in Shijiazhuang city without any warrant. Later, the police interrogated Zuo Zhigang and used various means of torture until he was beaten to death on that same day.


Zuo Zhigang’s corpse was full of scars.  One of his ears was dark purple and there were two big square-shaped holes on the back of his body. There was a circular mark on his neck showing that a string had been pulled tightly around it.  On the next day, May 31, 2001, the police claimed that Zuo Zhigang had committed suicide by hanging himself with his own shirt.  As this was reported, they brought barricade tape to his workplace to seal off the building and tried to close down the company where Zuo Zhigang had worked.  Now, the police are carefully censoring the news.



type=Case, Death; location=Hebei, Shijiazhuang

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