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Prisoner beaten to death by his fellow inmates

AN inmate who died in a prison in south China's Guangdong Province was "beaten to death" by fellow prisoners, prosecutors said yesterday.

A statement issued by Guangdong Provincial Procuratorate said an autopsy, along with a police investigation, showed Liu Yushan was beaten by fellow inmates Luo Qingping and Wen Xiaoping before his death at a prison in Gaoming District of Foshan City.

On March 28, Liu was "wrestled to the ground and beaten by Luo and Wen," who were on duty to help maintain order in prison, because they saw Liu "rush toward a prison guard," said the statement.

On March 29, the pair beat Liu again after his refusal to finish the required routine in the physical exercises.

On March 31, Liu developed respiratory difficulties. He was rushed to the prison hospital, where he died.

The statement said Liu died of acute renal failure caused by extensive soft-tissue injures. "The major reason of Liu's death is Luo and Wen's beating on March 29," it said.

The prison authorities claimed in early April that Liu's death might have been related to a heart problem.

But Liu's relatives said they suspected he was beaten as they found many injuries on his body in the funeral home.

An investigation was launched by the provincial procuratorate and Gaoming District prosecutors.

Guangdong Provincial Procuratorate said Wen and Luo had been prosecuted and a prison guard investigated for failing to prevent the death.


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