April 13, 2014 | By a Minghui correspondent in Shanxi Province, China
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Han Haimingm, 67, suffered a left brain hemorrhage while incarcerated in Jinzhong Prison. He was hospitalized on April 4, 2014, and passed away on April 8.
Mr. Han’s family tried to visit him at Jinzhong Prison on April 2-3, 2014, but officials refused their requests without providing any justification.
Mr. Han’s family members weren’t allowed to see him until around 9:00 p.m. on April 4, after he was rushed to a hospital in critical condition due to a brain hemorrhage. At 2:00 p.m. the next day, when Mr. Han’s condition had stabilized a bit, but prison guards forbid his family from remaining with him in the emergency room. The guards even handcuffed and shackled the feet of the unconscious Mr. Han at night.
A doctor issued a critical condition notice and told Mr. Han’s family that he was likely to be disabled even if he survived an operation. Mr. Han’s wife didn’t want to take the risk, and requested to take him home for recovery, however the prison guards immediately responded, “Absolutely not.” They claimed, “As long as he still has his last breath, he will not go home.” They also declined to process the family’s medical parole request.
Mr. Han never regained full consciousness in the hospital. He couldn’t speak, and often moaned in pain. His left hand often trembled uncontrollably, and made grabbing motions. There was missing scalp on the left side of the head and traces of blood, as well as bruises on other parts of his head from suspected beatings. His right hand and foot did not move at all.
Authorities forced Mr. Han’s family to agree to an operation on April 7. His condition initially seemed better after the surgery, but deteriorated rapidly afterward. Doctors used a defibrillator several times to keep him alive. Mr. Han had become paralyzed and had no feeling below the head. He relied on a ventilator to maintain breathing.
Mr. Han passed away early on the morning of April 8, 2014. His body was cremated immediately and his family took his ashes to his hometown that day.
Mr. Han Haiming had been arrested at a rented place at Qicheng Village of Qi County on April 7, 2011. He was illegally arrested to a three and half-year prison term and taken to the Jinzhong Prison on April 10, 2012, where he was mistreated to the point of near-death.
Police from Domestic Security Division of Wenshui County had put Mr. Han and his wife on a wanted list in March 2006. The police searched everywhere for them, and even hired people to monitor their home. To avoid arrest, Mr. Han Haiming and his wife left their home. They left behind two elderly parents and three children struggling to survive.
Mr. Han was from Wenshui County, Shanxi Province. He had been diagnosed with tuberculosis, pleurisy, cirrhosis, and other chronic diseases in the past. He returned to good health shortly after he started practicing Falun Gong.
Summary of Key Persecution Facts:
Name: Mr. Han Haiming (韩海明)
Occupation : Unknown
Date of Death: April 8, 2014
Date of Most Recent Arrest: April 7, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Jinzhong Prison (晋中监狱)
Persecution Suffered : Unknown