(Clearwisdom.net) Chen Shiwu is a 32-year-old, male practitioner. In 1999, he and his wife, Wu Hongying went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa. After being sent home, they were detained by the local police station. Since then, Chen Shiwu and his wife have endured frequent detentions. Oftentimes the police disturbed their home by taking them to the station at midnight or in the early morning hours. Chen has suffered brutal tortures on four of these occasions.

On January 13, 2000, Chen Shiwu went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa and was arrested for the second time. The police brutally beat and kicked him and then dragged him into a police car. On this particular day it was snowing and the temperature was between -7 and -8 degree centigrade [equal to 19.4 to 17.6 degree Fahrenheit] The police stripped Chen Shiwu of his clothes, cuffed him and continued to beat him. Afterwards they took him outside, tied him to a tree and proceeded to pour cold water on him and then covered his entire body with snow. He was left in this condition for four hours and as a result, thick ice built up on the surface of his skin causing his skin to crack from the extremity of the conditions. The police then dragged him back into a room and cuffed him close to a large heater, not to warm him but to torture him to the other extreme. They proceeded to torture him in this way, back and forth until the following morning.

On January 20, 2001, Chen Shiwu was sent back to the Majialong Labor Camp in Jiujiang City and detained. Later he was restricted to a brainwashing class for three months and then imprisoned in Lushan District Detention Center in Jiujiang City. His family found out that he was severely ill; vomiting anything he ate and had lost a tremendous amount of weight, becoming like a bag of skin and bone. He was so weak that he had difficulty speaking.

The (Lushan District) Detention Center has also extorted 3,200 Yuan (For urban areas, monthly income is about 500 Chinese Yuan) from him.