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Practitioner Zhao Bin Tortured to Death in Jixi City Detention Center  
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Zhao Bin, male, 34, Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province, employee of the Materials Section of the Donghai Mine, whose death was announced August 20, 2001


Location of Torture and Death:

1.      No. 1 Detention Center in Jixi City; telephone 86-467-2325414

2.      Donghai Police Station; telephone 86-467-2769566



1.      Chief of the No. 1 Detention Center, Jixi City

2.      Chief of the Donghai Police Station, Jixi City


A brief report of the incident:


In 1999, Zhao Bin was sentenced to one year in a labor camp for appealing for Falun Gong in Beijing.  On July 24, 2001, Zhao was arrested by the police from the Donghai Police Station for playing a radio broadcast about Falun Gong.  He was detained in the Jixi City No. 1 Detention Center and refused to cooperate with the police's demands.  Shortly after August 20, 2001, news came out that Zhao Bin was tortured to death. 


News Report:


1.      Reuters: Falun Gong says six members die in Chinese custody, Wednesday September 19, 2001

2.      AFP: Six Falungong followers die in police custody in China, Wednesday September 19, 2001



type=Case, Death; type=Detention Center, Jixi City No. 1 Detention Center; location=Heilongjiang, Jixi

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