(Clearwisdom.net) Seventy-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner Yang Jianzhong was formerly a senior cost engineer at Factory 7111 of the Aeronautics Department in Wenjiang, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. He was honored as an "exceptional cost engineer" in Sichuan Province.

Before he practiced Falun Dafa, he suffered from many diseases including stomach problems and dizziness. He often passed out when using the restroom. In 1996, he learned Falun Dafa. He disciplined himself with Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and his mind and body changed tremendously.

He benefited greatly from Falun Dafa and saved a great deal of medical expenses for Factory 7111. Nevertheless, being controlled and instigated by Chinese Communist Party, Factory 7111 issued an order in March 2008 to forcibly take Yang Jianzhong to the Xinjin Brainwashing Center and make him renounce his faith in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Under tremendous pressure when he received the order, Yang Jianzhong left his home at the beginning of April and lived a homeless life.

Missing his home, Yang Jianzhong secretly returned around 3:00 p.m. on July 6. Unfortunately, he was seen by a CCP officer. At about 5:00 p.m., his phone rang. For the sake of security, he did not pick it up. At about 8:20 a.m., July 7, Yang Jianzhong went out to buy breakfast. When he returned at about 8:50 a.m., Liu Xu from the Security Department of Factory 7111 was waiting for him at his front door.

As he tried to go into his home Yang Jianzhong was forcibly taken away by a dozen people who were following him. These included Wu Tao from the Security Department, Liu Xu and police from Gongping Police Station. They came in three police vehicles and two wagons. They handcuffed Yang Jianzhong's hands behind his back, took mug shots from the left, right, front and back, then forced him into a police vehicle. At the Gongping Police Station, he was cruelly beaten, transported to the Wenjiang Detention Center and locked up. His captors stole his house key and returned to his home. They illegally searched his home and confiscated his personal property. They stole his pension savings of 1,000 yuan that he had carefully saved.

According to an investigation on August 20, Yang Jianzhong was taken to the Xinjin Brainwashing Center and tortured. It was reported that he was taken to a hospital in Wuhou District, Chengdu City on October 9, and forced to take unknown medications. Authorities claimed that Yang Jianzhong suffered from a terminal disease, but they would not allow this information to be released to the public.

People who directly participated in the persecution: Factory 7111 officials Jia Xiaodong, Wu Tao