Mr. Lu Manku, Liaoning

Name: Mr. Lu Manku (???)
Gender: Male
Age: mid-50s
Date of Most Recent Arrest: May 26, 2008
Date of Death: early August 2010
City: Dalian
Province: Liaoning
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. A large, but unknown number of Falun Gong practitioners throughout China—perhaps tens of thousands—are forced to leave their homes to avoid being abducted and tortured by local security agencies. Many leave to also protect their families from police harassment. Without a place to live or employment, many are left destitute, effectively becoming refugees in their own country.