Mr. Yu Yungang, 48, Heilongjiang
In February 2009, the 24th Winter Universiade, an international college sporting event was held in Harbin. Ahead of the event, the persecution and abduction of local Falun Gong practitioners increased. Therefore, Mr. Yu Yungang and several other practitioners tried to use small loudspeakers to inform attendees of these abuses. Police detained him along with over 20 practitioners and in July, he was “sentenced” to 8 years in prison. At approximately 3 p.m. on March 1, 2011, Yu reportedly passed out due to torture, and was rushed to the No. 2 hospital affiliated with Jiamusi University. He underwent surgery on his skull, but never recovered and died on March 5, 2011, as police sought to cover-up his case. Yu was 48 years old when he died. He was the second practitioner from Jiamusi prison to die within a span of two weeks.