Mr. Zhao Wenshan Tortured in Tailai Prison, Heilongjiang Province (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) [Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the minghui.ca website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net).]
Mr. Zhao Wenshan
Mr. Zhao Wenshan, 45, is from Angxi District, Qiqihar City. He began Falun Dafa cultivation in August 1997. After the persecution began in July 1999, Shang Jian (male) and Zhao Zhonghua (male), officers from Xinjian Police Station in Angxi District, frequently called in to harass and monitor him. In 2002, Mr. Zhao's son sincerely explained Dafa's righteousness in one of his compositions at school. As a result, all four family members were taken to Xinjian Police Station. Mr. Zhao and his wife, who is also a practitioner, were transferred to the No. 2 Detention Center in Qiqihar City. Both of their children, who are practitioners, too, were detained in their school for five days and deprived of sleep.
On October 23, 2003, Mr. Zhao was taken into custody by officers from Xinjian Police Station for hanging Dafa scrolls. After escaping from the police station, he was forced to become homeless to avoid further persecution.
On April 5, 2006, he was taken into custody at his job by officers from the Nanpu Road Police Station in Qiqihar City. In the police station and in Tiefeng Criminal Police Division, officer Ma Chongzhe (male) and Li Long (male) subjected him to all kinds of cruel torture. Consequently, his left arm and his legs were fractured and he developed widespread edema. His legs were torn up, and the the wounds in his flesh gaped open. He could not walk on his own.
One week later, he was taken to the No. 1 Detention Center in Qiqihar City. During his detention, the authorities of the Tiefeng District Court secretly sentenced him to prison. On January 28, 2007, he was transferred to Tailai Prison for further persecution. In the prison, he was deprived of sleep, locked in a small cell (1), beaten, stripped and fixed to a cross, and soaked in water for several days.
(1) Small cell - The detainee is locked up alone in a very small cell. The guards handcuff the practitioner's hands behind his back in a fixed position in which the practitioner can neither move nor lie down. The small cell is very damp and no sunshine comes in. A barrel in the cell serves for human waste. Only half of a regular meal is served during the daytime. Rats run about at night. The stench in the small cell is so bad that it is difficult to breathe.