53-year-old Ms. Wang Huilan from China’s northeastern Hebei Province has died in police custody six days after being taken from her home.
Mr. Wang Chongjun, age 65, died at home on August 23, 2008 after being
injected with an unknown drug in a Beijing labor camp, according to sources
in China. His wife, Ms. Wang Zhiqin, remains illegally detained and is unaware
of her husband’s death.
The Falun Dafa Information Center has learned the details of nine Falun Gong adherents who died in December and January, either in police custody or shortly after their release.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues committing crimes, even though its persecution of Falun Gong has been widely exposed and spurns widespread condemnation from the international community. Instead, the Party has resorted to more sinister and concealed methods.
In April 2007, an additional twenty one deaths of Falun Gong practitioners in China due to torture were confirmed. Among them, sixteen practitioners died between January and March in 2007 and five died in April 2007. Eight practitioners, 38 percent, were females, and thirteen, 67 percent, were seniors over fifty years old.
Zhang is one of nearly 3,000 Falun Gong practitioners whose deaths due to torture and abuse by police in China have been documented.