Practitioner Mr. Yang Xiaojie Paralyzed from Torture - Beijiao Prison Authorities in Shijiazhuang City Deny Family Visit
(Clearwisdom.net) Dafa practitioner Mr. Yang Xiaojie is being illegally held at the Beijiao Prison in Shijiazhuang City. He is paralyzed from torture and cannot take care of himself. The prison authorities did not grant any medical treatment and do not allow family visits. His anguished parents strongly urge the prison authorities to release Yang Xiaojie on medical parole.
Yang Xiaojie from Shijiazhuang City worked at the North China Division of the China Youth Daily. On September 29, 2000, he and his wife Liu Runling left home to avoid persecution. The police issued an arrest warrant for both of them in October 2000. The couple was arrested on the evening of September 28, 2001. The police held them at the police department for many days during which time they tortured them. The evildoers forced Yang Xiaojie, who always refused to cooperate, to sit on a metal chair for seven days and nights. In July 2003, Yang Xiaojie was illegally sentenced to eleven years in prison and was held at Beijiao Prison in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province (this is the former Hebei Province No. 4 Prison).
Yang Xiaojie's wife was held at the No. 2 Prison in Shijiazhuang City. Their 16-year-old daughter Yang Wenjing lives with her grandparents who are both in their late 60s and live on a minimal pension. Yang Wenjing was forced to quit school and work to provide for herself.
At the Beijiao Prison, Yang Xiaojie was savagely tortured for persisting in his belief.
In 2003, prison brainwashing center head Wang Guobin ordered inmates to beat and kick Yang Xiaojie, which resulted in two of his teeth being knocked out. In June 2004, Yang Xiaojie held a hunger strike to protest the persecution. Wang Guobin ordered him to be force-fed with a highly-concentrated saline solution. Yang Xiaojie almost choked on the solution. Due to the rapid feeding and the explosive sensation the salt water caused, he suddenly sat up in bed and pulled out the feeding tube. Three people failed to hold him down. In the following three days Yang Xiaojie coughed, vomited blood and ran a high fever. He suffered far more than we know.
During the past year, the prison authorities repeatedly refused to let his family visit him. They claimed his family would be denied visitation as long as Yang Xiaojie still practiced Falun Gong. On December 16, Yang Xiaojie's family again went to the prison and asked to meet with him. They were told that he had suffered a spinal fracture and was paralyzed as a result. He cannot take care of himself.
Yang Xiaojie's parents are furious. They said, "Our son is paralyzed and cannot take care of himself. He should be released on medical parole, yet we are not even allowed to see him!"
Below is a letter from Yang Xiaojie's parents to the Hebei Province Prison Administration Bureau urging the authorities to release him on medical parole:
Our son Yang Xiaojie was sentenced to eleven years in prison for his belief in Falun Gong. He was detained at the Beijiao Prison in mid July 2003. Hereby we want to tell the truth about the persecution against our son at the Beijiao Prison:
Between September and December 2003, Wang Guobin, a prison official, ordered inmate Fan Jiangshan to beat our son, which caused him pain in the stomach and two of his teeth fell out. He was handcuffed and shackled afterwards.
Jiangshan was released early because he persecuted Falun Gong, which earned him a sentence reduction.
On the evening of June 2, 2004, our son refused to watch a slanderous video and was detained in solitary confinement. He went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. In the morning of June 6, 2004, Wang Guobin tortured our son with force-feeding. He inserted the feeding tube into his throat through his nose, and he switched to a thicker tube and inserted it again. With orders from Wang Guobin, the doctor force-fed him with highly concentrated saline solution all at once. The salt water quickly filled our son's nose and mouth and lungs. Due to the explosive sensation it caused, our son suddenly sat up in bed and pulled out the tube. The three force-feeding people failed to hold him down. You can imagine how much pain he was experiencing! Three days following the force-feeding our son kept coughing, vomiting blood and running a high fever.
February 16, 2005 was the first visitors' day in 2005. Authorities from Ward 11 at the prison told us that we are not allowed to see our son because he hadn't "reformed." We had no choice but to leave. On December 14 the cell head told us to bring a blanket. We went to the prison office building at 2:00 p.m. on December 16. We wanted to deliver the blanket and ask the officials for an opportunity to meet with our son. The staff stopped us and didn't allow us to meet with the prison authorities. I [Father] said to group head Huo, "We want to meet with our son. We haven't seen him for more than a year, and as his parents we are really worried. We can't take it anymore!" Huo said, "Even if we let you see him now, he would not be able to make it to the reception room."
I was shocked and went weak in the knees. I asked, "What happened to him?" Huo said our son had suffered a spinal fracture a while ago. "Then I'll go see him because I can walk." "You want to! Prison policy says you can't see him unless he 'reforms.' There is nothing we can do." "How does he use the restroom, then?" "There are people taking special care of him. The toilet is inside his room. The heater is broken and he is cold. He asked for a blanket and you've brought it for him. I'll make sure he gets it. Now go home!"
We cried and reluctantly left the prison. Around 8:00 p.m. I phoned the main group head who told me our son had "fracture of the fourth spinal disc that happened a while ago." "How did he break his spine?" "I don't know." "Is he in a body cast?" "No. He is resting in bed and cannot take care of himself."
We felt horrible.
Our son, paralyzed, cannot take care of himself. According to constitutional law he should be released on medical parole, yet the prison authorities don't even let us see him! They write down the inmates' rights and display them on a wall, only for show when their superiors come during an inspection. Their actions are exactly opposite from their words. They wrote, "Inmates have visitation rights on certain days. Inmates are not subjected to personal insults. Inmates' personal safety is protected," etc.
Our son is not a criminal. On the contrary - he is a good person whom everyone who knows him holds in high regard. In this prison, however, a good person does not even have the rights enjoyed by an inmate and is instead cruelly tortured. Right and wrong has been turned upside-down! We want to say to officials of the Hebei Province Prison Administration Bureau that the authorities at the No. 4 Prison, as administrators of the law, have violated the law. We strongly urge that you prosecute the criminals to the full extent of the law.
Our son had two teeth knocked out, is now bedridden due to a spinal fracture and cannot take care of himself. We strongly demand our son to be granted medical parole! Medical parole!!!
Work units and persons responsible for this segment of the persecution:
Beijiao Prison in Hebei Province, formerly the No. 4 Prison
Address: No 3 West Beihuan Road, Shijiazhuang City
Mailbox: Box 131 Shijiazhuang City
Mail Box Zip Code: 050061
Phone: 86-311-87775174, 86-311-87723356
Reception room of the Prison Administration Section: 86-311-87777264
Address: North Hongxing Street, Shijiazhuang City
Zip code: 050000
Xiao Feng: head of the prison, 86-311-87751830 (Office), 86-311-83826601 (Home)
Wei Wensheng: deputy prison head, 86-311-87718069 (Office), 86-311-83810877 (Home)
Wang Guobin: head of the Education Division and head of the brainwashing center, 86-311-87751912 ext. 6260 (Office), 86-311-87751912 ext. 6290 (Home)
Wang Guobin's mother: 86-314-3049166 (home)
Wang Guobin's father is deceased
Wang Guobin's home is in Shanchakou Township, Gaositai Town, Chengde County, Hebei Province
Chen Changchang: head of Division 11 Zhang Zhiguang: political head at
Wang Ruiku: deputy political head
Zhang Zhonglin: guard
Yu Chunguang: guard at Division 5
Phone number for some guards: 86-311-7751912 ext. 6547
Li Chenglong: 86-13032635685 (Cell)
Fan Guangde: 86-13032635685 (Cell)
Qu Yanlei, head of Division 8: 86-13785150393 (Cell)
Team head: 86-13582003861 (Cell)
Zhang Dongsheng, team head: 86-13803392612 (Cell)
Hebei Province Prison Administration Bureau
Address: No 36 North Youyi Street, Shijiazhuang City
Zip code: 050000
Phone: 86-311-83807024, 86-311-83624216, 86-311-83633039, 86-311-83621636
Li Jinke: bureau head, 86-311-88607766
Sun Hai: deputy head, in charge of sentence reduction and early release. He is vicious! 86-311-88607778
Zhang: head of the Administration Bureau, 86-311-88607850, 86-311-88607851, 86-311-88607848, 86-311-88607840