Mr. Qin Yueming Tortured to Death in Jiamusi Prison

Name: Qin Yueming
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Address: Xiangyang Street, Jinshantun Area, Yishan City, Heilongjiang Province
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Death: February 26th, 2011
Date of Most Recent Arrest: April 2002
Most Recent Place of Detention: Jiamusi Prison
City: Lianjiangkou Town
Province: Heilongjiang
Persecution Suffered: brainwashing, beatings, hung up, imprisonment, torture, detention

At around 6 p.m. on February 26th, 2011, Mr. Qin Yueming's wife received a phone call from Jiamusi Prison informing her that Mr. Qin had suffered a sudden heart attack and died. She was summoned to come to the prison to finish a “necessary procedure.” Mr. Qin's family went to the prison on the afternoon of February 27th.

Not long ago, Jiamusi Prison set up a “Harsh Management Team” for the purpose of reaching an 85-per cent “transformation” [forcibly renounce Falun Gong] rate among Falun Gong practitioners. Since February 21st, selected practitioners have been handed over to the “Harsh Management Team.” They were not allowed to bring with them any personal belongings or daily necessities. Every practitioner is watched by several prisoners, and under constant pressure every day to write statements renouncing Falun Gong. All of their rights have been taken away, including family visitation, phone calls, purchasing daily necessities, etc. Mr. Qin Yueming was transferred to the “Harsh Management Team” on February 21st, and died six days later.

Prior to his last incarceration, Mr. Qin was sentenced to three years in Yichun Forced Labour Camp in October 1999. In April 2002, Mr. Qin was arrested again. Meng Xianhua, head of the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) ordered guards to torture Mr. Qin using beatings, verbal haranguing, tying him to a tiger bench1, tying him up with ropes, and other abuses. The torture left Mr. Qin with broken ribs and a fractured leg. He was unable to walk.
Later, Mr. Qin was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and sent to Jiamusi (Lianjiangkou) Prison.

More information about Mr. Qin Yueming can be found at

Other Falun Gong practitioners currently subjected to persecution in the “Harsh Management Team” include: Wang Lansheng from Jixi (1st Section of 1st Division), Fan Qiang from Baoquanling (1st Section of 4th Division), Fu Yu from Jiamusi (1st Section of 7th Division), Shang Xiping from Huannan, Liu Junhua from Jiamusi, Chen Dong from Jiansanjiang, and Liu Zhenchang from Hegang. Mr. Shang Xiping is on a protest hunger strike.


1. "Tiger Bench": Prisoners are forced to sit on a small iron bench that is approximately 20 cm (6 inches) tall with their knees tied together. With their hands tied behind their backs or sometimes placed on their knees, they are forced to sit straight up and look straight ahead without movement for long periods of time.

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