(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Du Ting, who had been sentenced to eight years of imprisonment, went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. At one time he was on the verge of death and was taken to the prison's general hospital for emergency treatment. In addition, practitioner Lu Jinlong's left arm was broken after prison guards ordered prisoners to beat him.

The first division in Tilanqiao Prison in Shanghai is where Falun Gong practitioners are usually detained. Upon arrival in the division, every practitioner is subjected to brutal beatings and otherwise abused. In an attempt to force practitioners to give up their belief in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance," prison officials encourage and order prisoners to beat practitioners. Recently, the guards in the first division ordered prisoners to beat Mr. Lu Jinlong from the Baoshan District. They broke Mr. Lu's left arm, and he is unable to bend it normally.

Mr. Lu Jinlong, who is 38 years old, lives in the Gongfu Third Village, Baoshan District, and has been detained twice. In November 2001, he was illegally sentenced to two years of forced labor because he distributed truth-clarifying materials. He was detained in the Shanghai Third Forced Labor Camp. He refused to follow the guards' orders and practiced the exercises in the workshop. The guards locked him in a small cell for four months. At that time, it was winter, and his hands and feet were so frozen that they bled. Under the watchful eyes of a monitoring team, he was once not allowed to close his eyes or sleep for three days. The guards kept slapping his face with their shoe soles, and he was also tortured by being placed on a tiger bench. [A practitioner's hands are stretched out and chained to a wall, with his legs also straight out. A small stool is placed behind the practitioner and the guards push his feet in opposite directions until his legs are at an angle of 180 degrees.] After enduring such savage torture, Mr. Lu could not walk normally for a long time.

In 2005, Mr. Lu was arrested when he was distributing truth-clarifying materials and was later sentenced to three years of imprisonment. He has since been detained in Tilanqiao Prison in Shanghai City.

Li Yongfang, the head of the education office in the Tilanqiao Prison, is in charge of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. She collaborates with Chief Tang of the first division and brutally persecutes Falun Gong practitioners.

Tilanqiao Prison:
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