Cui Dezhen, a Falun Gong practitioner
from east China's Shandong Province, was not beaten to death
as asserted by the Falun Gong headquarters abroad, but
killed accidentally by an electric shock while spreading
propaganda materials on the cult.
Sources with local police said Cui got hit by an
electric shock when he was posting illegal Falun Gong
materials on a high-tension wire pole in his home village
while he was following the directions from the Falun Gong
Cui, a farmer
born in September 1970 in Lushang Village in Laixi City,
Shandong, became a Falun Gong practitioner in the spring of
1999 and continued practicing even after the Chinese
government declared Falun Gong as a cult and banned it
to law in July 1999.
Cui, together with Wang Ruixiang, Zhang
Yuzhen and Cui Dexiu, all Falun Gong followers, spent about
three hours listening to Falun Gong cassette tapes at Cui's
home before they went out to spread Falun Gong materials
separately around 21:00 December 28, 2001.
At about 22:00 that day, local police received a call
from Cui's elder brother Cui Dedong, saying that the younger
Cui was found lying unconsciously under a high-tension wire
pole in the village and was sent to the Laixi No.2 People's
When police arrived at
the hospital, Cui was dead already.
Forensic experts found burns over Cui's hands and
on the back of his right knee.
Following further investigation, police confirmed that Cui
died after being hit by an electric shock and falling from a
While inquiring Cui's
wife Qin Lili and other family members about the accident
that evening, police officers found that Qin was very sad
and in an unstable mood.
let her take a rest at the Shuiji Police Station,
accompanied by Cui's younger brother Desheng and Dedong's
wife. The three left the police station the following
Desheng said that it was
him and Dedong that took their brother to the hospital from
the scene by tricycle and that Dedong called the police soon
after Dezhen's death in the hospital.
"That's what happened," Desheng said.
"And I've cooperated with the police in dealing with
assertion by the Falun Gong headquarters abroad on Cui's
death, Wang Ruixiang was very angry.
"I took part in the activities on December 28
and know all about the truth," Wang said. "What
the Falun Gong headquarters said is totally different from
the fact I know."
that she and her husband rushed to the hospital and then
Cui's home to see what was going on immediately after
receiving a call from Cui Dexiu around 23:00 that day about
Dezhen being hit by an electric shock.
"What a lie the Falun Gong
headquarters has told! It's really ridiculous," Wang
March 25 (Xinhua)