According to Voice of China: Recently, a person familiar with the matter told Voice of China that in January this year, a 60-year-old man detained in a detention center in Linyi City, Shandong Province, suddenly fell unconscious and died in hospital for several days. Family members checked the hospitals diagnostic report and found that the elderly had multiple injuries, including rib fractures.
Linyi City detention center staff in communication with their families, said that Mr. Diao liked drinking before his death, probably because there was no alcohol during detention, leading to physical discomfort. So, is there a sudden illness or another reason for the old mans unconsciousness? Where did the multiple wounds come from?
After being detained for two months and sent to the doctor, the family members knew nothing about the illness.
In November 2018, Mr. Diao, a 60-year-old worker in Linyi City, Shandong Province, was detained by Lanshan Branch of Linyi Public Security Bureau on suspicion of provoking trouble. He was detained in the detention center of Linyi City. During the period of criminal detention, family members were not allowed to meet with the suspects, and Mr. Diaos children did not hire lawyers at that time, so it is not clear why his father detained Mr. Diaos children. Mr. Diaos son said that according to the police officers who handled the case at that time, his father was detained criminally for repeatedly smashing other peoples vehicles after being drunk.
Mr. Diaos son told VOA: We just listened to the people at the police station and I dont know anything about it. He didnt say why he hit their car after drinking, four times in a row.
According to the workers in the place where Mr. Diao worked before he was arrested, it may be because the other party defaulted on Mr. Diaos salary, Mr. Diao failed to collect debts and smashed his car after drinking.
On January 18, 2019, after Mr. Diao was detained for more than two months, he was sent to the Peoples Hospital of Linyi Economic Development Zone by the staff of the detention center because he suddenly fell unconscious in the detention center. The hospitals admission records show that Mr. Diaos admission time was 3:03 a.m. on January 18, and he had been unconscious for more than an hour. Mr. Diaos son recalled that the detention staff and medical staff told him that Diao had diarrhea and hypoglycemia recently, which led to the coma. At that time, he explained that maybe it was a little diarrhea and diarrhea before coma, and then he said that the hospital examination was caused by hypoglycemia and other causes of coma.
However, according to the CT diagnosis report of the imaging department of the hospital during hospitalization, Mr. Diao had rib fracture and partial dislocation of thoracic vertebrae and lumbar vertebrae. For these conditions, Mr. Diaos children were not aware of the rescue treatment process for more than a month.
Mr. Diaos son said, I dont know. We didnt know until he died with his medical record. During the hospital, the people in the detention house, including the people in the hospital, never mentioned it to us.
The detention centre said that not drinking resulted in physical discomfort
Mr. Diaos relatives said that although Mr. Diao was over 60 years old, his body had been very strong, he had no family hereditary diseases, no major trauma or surgical history. He had been working on the construction site before being detained. This time, he was seriously ill in the detention centre and eventually died, which was very unexpected to his family.
According to the death records provided by the Peoples Hospital of Linyi Economic Development Zone, Mr. Diao was thin and in a coma when he was admitted. The admission diagnosis included 11 diagnostic instructions, including moderate anemia, multiple pressure ulcers, multiple organ dysfunction and lacunar infarction. The cause of death was respiratory and circulatory failure.
Linyi City detention center staff in communication with their families, said that Mr. Diao liked drinking before his death, probably because there was no alcohol during detention, leading to physical discomfort.
Staff member of the detention house: He drinks (likes) alcohol, which means alcohol dependence. When he enters, he drinks no alcohol. It should be said that the whole organ is not adapted because he does not drink for a while. It is like a machine that needs to react. Plus now hes over 60 years old.
In response, the hospitals admission records said that Mr. Diao had abstained from smoking and drinking, and had no history of exposure to poisons, dust and radioactive substances, nor of mental trauma.
Where do multiple traumas come from? Has the surveillance video expired?
As to why Mr. Diao suddenly came into unconsciousness and where the injuries such as fractures came from, family members had asked to see the videos in the detention centre, but the staff of the detention centre said that the time limit for preservation of the videos had passed.
The staff of the detention house said, We keep the surveillance video for 15 days to one month, which is stipulated by law.
Family member: Did the video of this incident just not be saved?
The staff member of the detention house said, Did you bring it up at that time?
Family member: put it forward.
In this regard, the reporter consulted Han Miao, a lawyer of Beijing Kangda Law Firm. Han Miao said that there is no compulsory time for the supervision of detention centers in law. According to the Code for the Construction of Supervision and Control System of detention centers, the capacity of video equipment should have the capacity of prison, detention room and ventilation field (use period) and other key monitoring sites (> 24 hours * 15 days image storage capacity). That is to say, the storage time of videos is at least 15 days, and there is no legal requirement of up to one month.
So, what is the cause of Mr. Diaos coma and eventual death? How do multiple fractures on the body result? Reporters have repeatedly contacted the Linyi Public Security Bureau in Shandong Province, and have never received a positive response. Voice of China will continue to pay attention to relevant progress.
Source: Responsible Editor of Voice of China: Gu Ying_NN6577