The BaZhou Police arrested seven people without any evidence around the 16th September, 2001. These people include Yuan WeiDong, Chen RuiWu, their family and friends. The police claims that Yuan WeiDong, Chen RuiWu, Yang HongYi, Shang ZhiHong, Wang XiaoMin, Li Jie are suspected of murdering Liu DeCheng and his family. They also claimed that Yuan WeiDong, Tang FengWu are suspected of murdering Yang ChangLin and his family in 1995, one of the family members survived the attack. These men were put on a comprehensive trial. The BaZhou Police are suspected of abusing their authority, using “Third Degree” techniques, fabricating false evidence, extended custody and other illegal acts.
It has been 13 years since this case began back in 2001, seven people have been put on death sentence, death sentence with reprieve and life imprisonment.