(Clearwisdom.net) On the evening of September 22, 2006, squadron chief Lian Xing, prison guard Shi Jian, and political instructor Long Xubin of Squadron One of the Second Brigadge of Suihua Forced Labor Camp in Heilongjiang Province were drinking alcohol in the on-duty officer's observation room. After having had enough drinks, they went and savagely beat practitioner Lian Tao.

Everyone could hear the banging noise from the beating and they heard Lian Tao loudly say, "Falun Dafa is good." When they looked out the door, they saw squadron chief Lian Xing holding an electric baton and chasing Lian Tao in the hallway. Several practitioners then shouted out, "Beating is not allowed!" Lian Xing opened the iron gate to the hallway and led a group of criminal inmates to go to each cell and beat the practitioners. Practitioners who were beaten that day include Lian Tao, Li Changxin, Guan Chang'an, Liu Peiyu, Li Shaotie, Zhao Dezhi, Sheng Tingqin, and Cao Jingdong. Those inmates who participated in beating the practitioners include Lin Yuguo, political instructor Gao's cousin (male), Han Fujiang and Hou Shichen. Those who cheered on the inmates to beat the practitioners include Li Hongzhe, Ye Qiaosheng and Wang Jianmin.

Early the next morning, everyone saw that Lian Tao's upper body was covered with black and blue bruises. Several other practitioners' faces were also disfigured from the beatings. At breakfast time, around 7:20 a.m., several practitioners just sat in their seats and could not eat their meal, while others picked up their food but did not eat anything. Afterwards, while in the workshop making toothpicks, some practitioners sat down without doing any work.

When the Deputy Captain Liu Wei was on duty, he shouted and cursed at practitioners. Then he shouted, "Who participated in the hunger strike and refuses to work? Come out now!" At the time, ten practitioners stood up. Liu Wei told them to stand in a line and then instigated other inmates to beat them. Afterwards, each practitioner was summoned to the workshop office for interrogation and a warning. Then, the guards took the ten practitioners back to their cells along with two criminal inmates, Hou Shichen and Lin Yuguo. In the cells, the two inmates began beating the practitioners again.

Several days later, the guards arranged several inmates to verbally abuse and beat the practitioners. One night Lian Tao was beaten by a guard and other practitioners said loudly, "Falun Dafa is good!"

After protesting the prison guards' beating of practitioners, Lian Tao was locked up in solitary confinement and forced to sit on an iron chair for seven straight days, Sheng Tingqin for eight days, and Bai Shulin and Zhao Dezhi were also tortured in solitary confinement.

Persecution cases in Squadron One of the Second Brigadge:

In 2005, practitioner Li Shaotie's tooth was knocked out while he was beaten by squadron chief Diao from team two's Squadron Two. Also in 2005, practitioner Liu Guichen was beaten by prison guard Shi Jian so violently that one of his ear drums was punctured and discharged for a year. One January 31, 2006, practitioner Lian Tao asked for water to drink but was beaten by inmate Wang Jianmin. At that time, practitioner Leng Chuanyu tried to stop the beating, but was instead beaten by guard Li Chengchun. Leng Chuanyu's mouth swelled, his teeth became loose and he could not eat for three days.