Mr. Pei Yanqing, Hebei

Name: Mr. Pei Yanqing (???)
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Date of Most Recent Arrest
: September 1, 2010
Date of Death: February 20, 2011
Province: Hebei
City: Jilin City
Most Recent Place of Detention: Qinhuangdao Re-education Through Labor (RTL) Camp

Case details:

Sources inside China report that Mr. Pei Yanqing (???) was sent home on February 16, 2011 from Qinhuangdao Re-education Through Labor (RTL) Camp. His chest was covered in bruises and he was incontinent. Four days later, unable to recover from the torture inflicted on him in the camp, Pei passed away.

Pei, who was from Mutoudeng in Qinglong county, was abducted by police on September 1, 2010. He was detained in Dahenan village while speaking to local residents about Falun Gong and the human rights abuses suffered by practitioners. One resident, Mr. Zhu Hongwei, reported Pei to the local police. 

Pei was interrogated at the police station, had his home ransacked and his Falun Gong-related books confiscated. At the urging of Zhu and another relative, Pei was questioned by agents from the Qinglong County Domestic Security Division and then taken to the local detention center.

Two days later, Pei was extra-judicially sentenced to one and a half years in a forced labor camp. He was immediately taken to Qinhuangdao City RTL camp, where he was tortured to the point of near death in just over six months. 

Pei had previously been detained multiple times for practicing Falun Gong, the longest stint being 75 days. While in detention, he was subjected to severe torture, including being whipped with barbed wire and shackled such that his feet were chained to his handcuffed wrists, causing excruciating pain to the point that he lost consciousness.