Mr. Zhao Wenbo Tortured to Disability (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhao Wenbo lives in Pingliang City, Gansu Province. He has been tortured many times because he firmly holds his faith and as a result he was disabled. His wife has divorced him.
Mr. Zhao Wenbo from Pingliang City, Gansu Province, tortured to disability
Mr. Zhao Wenbo is in his 50s and is an employee of the Pingliang Area Transportation Company. He started cultivating Falun Dafa in August 1996. He only did the exercises for one day, but his long-term migraine headache was cured. After the persecution started on July 20, 1999, his employer and local police pressured him repeatedly, arrested him multiple times, and ransacked his home.
On December 26, 2001, Mr. Zhao went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong but was arrested and detained in the Dongcheng Detention Center in Beijing City for 13 days. He was cruelly tortured, including being beaten on his head, chest, throat and lower back with a police baton and having cold water poured on him after being stripped.
On January 14, 2002, Mr. Zhao was detained in a basement located in the Chaoyang District of Beijing City by policemen from Gansu Province. Two other fellow practitioners and he broke open the door and escaped the illegal detention. In order to avoid being arrested again, Mr. Zhao went back to his hometown in Jingchuan County, Gansu Province, where his younger brother lives. On the way home, he felt extreme discomfort due to the torture he received in Beijing. His condition worsened, and he became paralyzed after two months. His family sent him to the hospital, and the doctor found many injuries, including a leg bone fracture, deformity of the lower spine, a chest injury, brain injury, and other problems. His wife wanted to divorce him since he was disabled. Mr. Zhao did not agree to the divorce, but the neighborhood administration helped his wife divorce him with only one excuse, that he practices Falun Dafa.