Mr. Li Kongxiang Dies after Three Days of Brutal Interrogation (Photos)

By a Clearwisdom correspondent from Zhejiang Province, China

Name: Li Kongxiang (李孔祥)
Gender: Male
Age: 64
Address: #1 Puhu Road, Ninghai County, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: November 11, 2011
Date of Most Recent Arrest: November 7, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Sanmen County Special Patrol Police Division (三门巡特警大队)
City: Ningbo
Province: Zhejiang
Persecution Suffered: Sleep deprivation, beatings, torture, physical restraint, home ransacked, interrogation

(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Li Kongxiang, 64, was a Falun Gong practitioner from Ninghai County, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province. He died on November 11, 2011 after being interrogated and tortured for three days by police at the Sanmen County Special Patrol Division.

On November 7, 2011, a group of officers, led by Ninghai County 610 Office instructor Fan Haocheng, broke into Mr. Li's home. They ransacked his house and arrested Mr. Li without showing any identification or legal documentation. In the following days, his family inquired about his whereabouts through various avenues, but they received no information.

Mr. Li Kongxiang

Three days later, on November 10, Mr. Li's daughter received a phone call from the Sanmen County Special Patrol Police Division informing her that she needed come to pick up Mr. Li. Mr. Li returned home around 6:00 p.m. that evening.

According to Mr. Li, he was transferred to the Sanmen County Special Patrol Police Division after he was arrested. Chief Luo and about a dozen special police officers attempted to extort a confession from him by torturing him. They deprived him of sleep for three days, and they tied him to an iron chair. He was tied up so tightly that he couldn't move. The officers took turns beating him severely. They called Mr. Li's family when they saw that he was close to death.

Mr. Li was on the verge of death after three days of torture. He was very weak and unable to sit up. His whole head, back, abdomen, and inner thighs were black and blue. His stomach was discolored and swollen.

Mr. Li's body, after three days of torture in police custody

When his family offered to cook something for him, he stated that he was not hungry, that he was very tired, and that he only wanted to sleep. He later awoke around 10 p.m. just to eat a small amount of oatmeal before falling back to sleep. At 2:10 a.m., he called his sister to inform her that he had pain everywhere, and that his stomach was bloated and especially painful. He had difficulty urinating; when he did urinate, he passed large quantities of blood. Mr Li. passed away later that day.

Mr. Li's daughter was determined to press charges against the officers who had murdered her father. The officers offered a settlement of 70,000 yuan. They threatened and pressured Mr. Li's family into cremating his body right away, and his body has since been cremated.

Mr. Li began practicing Falun Gong in 1995, and enjoyed good health and inner peace ever since. He was arrested multiple times for practicing Falun Gong after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to suppress the practice in July of 1999.

We hope that people worldwide will pay attention to the ongoing persecution in China. We cannot allow such atrocities to continue to take place.

Agencies and personnel involved in the persecution of Mr. Li Kongxiang:

Pan Benmiao, head of the Ninghai County 610 Office
Fang Haocheng, instructor for the Ninghai County 610 Office: +86-13906606139 (Cell)
The Ninghai County Police Department: +86-574-65347000, +86-574-65536000

The Sanmen County Police Department:
Zhang Zhengwen, chief of the Special Patrol Police Division: +86-576-83306629
Luo Junjie, deputy chief of the Public Security Division
Yu Yongqing, chief of the Domestic Security Division: +86-13906550721 (Cell), +86-576-83306510

Posting date: 12/5/2011
Category: Death Cases
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