China: Restaurant Owner Dies from Labor Camp Torture

New York – A 42-year-old owner of a dumpling restaurant in Northeast China died in his home at the end of February, unable to recover from one and half years of physical and mental torture in a Re-education Through Labor (RTL) camp, the Falun Dafa Information Center has learned. His is one of over 400 documented Falun Gong deaths in Liaoning province since 1999.

Shi Hongbo prior to his abduction in 2008. Shi died from torture on February 28, 2011. He was 42 years old. Shi Hongbo prior to his abduction in 2008. Shi died from torture on February 28, 2011. He was 42 years old.

Mr. Shi Hongbo (史红波), who owned a restaurant in Jinzhou district of Dalian in Liaoning province, was abducted outside of his home on October 14, 2008 while en route to work. Three weeks later he was sentenced to the Dalian RTL Camp for one and a half years. Camp personnel subjected him to numerous rounds of torture, including shocking him simultaneously with multiple electric batons and tying him down for several days at a time with all four limbs stretched out. As a result, Shi developed heart problems and high blood pressure. In September 2009, Shi was transferred to Weiningying Re-education Through Labor (RTL) Camp.

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Egyptians to US Media; “Butt Out!”

Egyptians are very dismayed by all the inaccuracies and sensationalism the western media has resorted to in reporting Egyptian news. Their valiant struggle for democracy has become nothing more than a vehicle to spin various political agendas in other nations. The media has distorted facts to paint a picture of “Jihad” and Muslim extremism that is just not true. Christians, Muslims and other sects are standing hand in hand for Egypt their nation, not for the destruction of Israel and the closure of the Suez Cannel. The sooner things got back to normal the better for the tens of millions of the Egyptians who are directly affected by this transitional period. Mubarak and his criminal constituents must step down and allow Egypt to flourish once again. In reality, the Mubarak Cartel and all its members should be arrested and charged with crimes against humanity. The pillaging of Egypt’s coffers while lavishing elitists with the riches of an empire will be Mubarak’s legacy.

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