Life of Falun Dafa Practitioner Tian Xiaofei in Grave Danger After Several Months of Hunger Strike
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Tian Xiaofei, 40, is a resident of Cuidong Street, in the Pingshan District of Liaoyang City, Liaoning Province. He began cultivating Falun Dafa in 1998.
On February 28, 2002 Tian Xiaofei and his wife were arrested at their home in Zhuanshan, Pingshan District. The police confiscated a notebook computer, an inkjet printer, two copiers, a bankbook, and all possessions of any value. They also robbed him of twenty thousand Yuan* in cash they had been saving to buy truth-clarifying materials, and divided it up amongst themselves.
That night the couple was taken to the Pingshan Police Station, where Mr. Tian was beaten during interrogation. His arms were pulled behind him and burned on the hot burner of an electric stove. One of the policemen who tortured him is named Wang Tonggang. Tian's wife was also brutally tortured before she was released, and the police later extorted ten thousand Yuan from her.
Tian Xiaofei went on a hunger strike to protest his detention. After seven days of continuous torture and interrogation, he was sent to Benxi City Detention Center.
In November 2002 the Pingshan District Court secretly sentenced Tian Xiaofei to ten years in Huazi Prison, in Liaoyang City.
On July 20, 2003 Falun Dafa practitioners who were illegally detained in Huazi Prison began a hunger strike. People around the world expressed their concern upon hearing this news, and overseas practitioners placed telephone calls to the prison to extend their moral support. Under the spotlight of such righteous condemnation and support, the prison administration was forced to change its tactics of persecution, and now attempts to cover up the truth.
When Mr. Tian first entered the prison, the police beat him for refusing to wear the prison uniform. Since he first began enduring the inhuman torture, his face has remained disfigured. Tian Xiaofei is locked in solitary confinement, with two prisoners closely monitoring him around the clock, and he is forced to sleep with both hands cuffed to the bed. He is still on the hunger strike he began in July. His health is deteriorating from the torturous forced-feedings he endures four or five times each day. He has now become so emaciated that when his family came to visit him, he required the assistance of several people in order to walk. To cover up their crimes of torture, the prison administration now refuses all visitors, and has said they will not allow him any medical parole for treatment of his internal injuries until all of his internal organs are totally malfunctioning.
Another Falun Dafa practitioner, Wang Jiangning from Shenyang City, is also known to be detained in Huazi Prison and has been on a hunger strike for more than five months, but no further details are known.
The phone number of Huazi Prison in Liaoyang City is 86-419-8540053. Ask for Director Zhang, or Team Leader Wang.
* Yuan is the Chinese currency. The average monthly salary of an urban worker in China is 500 Yuan.