Mr. Lu Manku, 50s, Liaoning

Name: Lu Manku (???)
Gender: Male
Age:  50s
Date of Most Recent Arrest: May 26, 2008
Date of Most Recent Release: Died in custody
Date of Death:
early August 2010
Province: Liaoning
City: Anshan
Most Recent Place of Detention: Nanguanling Prison

Case Details:

On February 10, 2006, police from the Tanggangzi police station and 6-10 office in Liaoning’s Anshan city ransacked Lu’s house while he was not at home. The police, who did not have a warrant, confiscated books and other Falun Gong materials, and threatened Lu’s child and parents. To avoid being abducted, Lu was forced into homelessness and spent the next two years away from home. 

On May 16, 2008, Lu was taken into custody while he was making leaflets exposing the human rights abuses suffered by Falun Gong practitioners in China. On May 26, 2008, he was “sentenced” in a sham trial to ten years in prison.

Lu’s case was one of 863 that the Information Center publicized in December 2009 (news)—Lu was case no. 45 and one of 63 Falun Gong practitioners “sentenced” in late 2008, early 2009 to at least ten years in prison (list).

Lu died from torture-related injuries in early August 2010 while being held at Nanguanling Prison in Dalian, Liaoning. According to sources inside China, on July 24 and 25, Yu Baohe, head of the ward where Lu was held (Ward No. 1), along with a guard named Li Qiusheng, incited four inmates to beat Lu, including with electric batons. After two days and one night of torture, Lu fell into a coma. He was eventually taken to a hospital, but the emergency treatment failed and Lu died. The inmates who beat him to death reportedly received a reduction in their sentences.

Lu was in his fifties and leaves behind an orphaned child.

For more information, see also Falun Dafa Information Center, “Sent to Prison Camp for Ten Years, Falun Gong Practitioner Dies from Torture,” September 13, 2010.