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Zhang Yanchao Tortured and Murdered by Harbin City Police  
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Zhang Yanchao, male, 30, resident of Xihuangqi Village at Lalin Town, Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province.



            Police Department of Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province



1.      The chief and policemen of the Police Department of Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province

2.      The chief and policemen of the Hongqi Township Police Station of Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province




In early April of 2002, Mr. Zhang Yanchao, a Falun Gong practitioner, was kidnapped and detained by policemen from Wuchang City. Several days later the Harbin City Police Department took Mr. Zhang away. On April 30, 2002, Mr. Zhang's family was notified that he had died in police custody. At the Huangshanzuizi Crematory in Harbin City Mr. Zhang's family members saw his body, which had been brutalized beyond recognition and was appallingly disfigured. His skull had apparently been opened. One of his eyeballs was missing and the socket was caved in, leaving a gaping hole. There was virtually no skin on his head and many parts of his face, and there was not a single tooth left in his lower jaw. His clothes were also gone. Bruises and wounds could be seen everywhere on his body, many parts of which were skinless. There was a long cut on his chest which was obviously sewn up later. His chest was also caved in. Part of his brain, heart, lungs and liver were missing. The policemen were stationed everywhere in the crematorium, with guns in their hands. Afterwards Mr. Zhang Yanchao’s wife, Ms. Guan Yinghua was also arrested and detained in Wuchang City Second Detention Center. Their daughter, Ms. Zhang Dan, who is 15 years old, is wanted by the police.


type=Case, Death; location=Heilongjiang, Harbin

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