Mr. Tong Dingqing, 50’s, Hunan

Name: Tong Dingqing (???)
Gender: Male   
Age: 50’s
Occupation: Chaling County official
Date of Most Recent Arrest: June 11, 2005
Date of Most Recent Release: 2006
Date of Death: September 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Xinkaipu Forced Labor Camp (
Province: Hunan
City: Lianyuan

Case Details:

Mr. Tong Dingqing died in September 2011. He had been paralyzed and bedridden for two years as a result of torture, injection of unknown substances, forced poverty and continual harassment from the 610 Office.

Mr. Tong was a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) official in Chaling County until he was dismissed from his job for practicing Falun Gong. On June 2, 2005, six officers from Lianyuan City Domestic Security Division broke into and ransacked his home, confiscating Falun Gong books and copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. He was arrested nine days later and sentenced to 10 months in the Xinkaipu Forced Labor Camp in Changsha.

Injections of unknown drugs and physical beatings left him in critical condition with extremely high blood pressure so that authorities released him on medical parole.
He regained his health and was able to find work in Changsha City in 2008 until the head of the Lianyuan 610 Office tried to arrest him and take him back to the labor camp to complete his sentence.

Mr. Tong was forced to flee and live in hiding for some time. Authorities harassed him on and off for the next year until he fell ill again and became paralyzed in 2009. He remained bedridden until he passed away in September 2011.