Mr. Shi Hongbo, 42, Liaoning
Name: Shi Hongbo (???)
Date of Most Recent Arrest: October 14, 2008
Date of Death: February 28, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Weiningying Re-education Through Labor (RTL) Camp.
Date of Most Recent Release: April 1, 2010
Mr. Shi Hongbo (???), who owned a restaurant in Jinzhou district of Dalian in Liaoning province, was abducted outside of his home on October 14, 2008 while en route to work. Three weeks later he was sentenced to the Dalian RTL Camp for one and a half years. Camp personnel subjected him to numerous rounds of torture, including shocking him simultaneously with multiple electric batons and tying him down for several days at a time with all four limbs stretched out. As a result, Shi developed heart problems and high blood pressure. In September 2009, Shi was transferred to Weiningying Re-education Through Labor (RTL) Camp.
According to sources inside China, fully conscious of Shi’s heart condition, personnel at Weiningying nevertheless shocked him in the neck with electrical batons on October 10, 2009, until he lost consciousness. Shi’s health continued to deteriorate. His weight dropped from 215 pounds to 160 pounds, and doctors at hospitals in Dalian (Central Hospital and No. 3 Hospital) and in Benxi diagnosed him with heart problems, high blood pressure, kidney problems, and lung complications. Shi was eventually released on April 1, 2010. Upon returning home, he continued to suffer from a persistent fever and cough, never recovering from the torture.
Shi Hongbo died on February 28, 2011. He was 42 years old. He is survived by his 75-year-old mother.