(Clearwisdom.net) In February 2001, Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhang Xuefeng was illegally arrested. He was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison by the Xiaguan District Court in Nanjing City. Mr. Zhang has now been held at the Suzhou City Prison for seven years.

Mr. Zhang Xuefeng, born in 1965, was an employee of the Civil Engineering Department Office of Nanjing Industrial University. At the end of 2002, Mr. Zhang was taken to Suzhou City Prison, where he was brutally tortured. In the Ninth Ward, four or five prisoners, headed by guard Ni (male, first name unknown), pushed him to the floor and stepped on his head.

In the summer of 2005, guards planned to take Mr. Zhang to another section to force him to be "transformed." (Practitioner Mr. Chen Guanghui was tortured to a vegetative state there and then later tortured to death.) Mr. Zhang did not cooperate with the unreasonable demands. Guard Chen from the Ninth Ward led six or seven prisoners to take Mr. Zhang by force to solitary confinement, and Mr. Zhang was imprisoned there for three months. Mr. Zhang maintains his steadfast faith in Falun Dafa.

Since December 2006, his family has tried to visit him many times, but they have been turned away every time. Mr. Zhang is not allowed to make phone calls or communicate by mail.

After the Chinese New Year in February 2008, Mr. Zhang was put in solitary confinement again.

Four practitioners have died as result of being tortured in Suzhou City Prison: Mr. Chen Wanzhi, Mr. Jiang Bingsheng, Mr. Chen Guanghui, and Mr. Yu Huinan. Mr. Chen Guanghui was tortured to death at the prison hospital. The three other practitioners passed away several days after they were released. Mr. Chen Guanghui, who graduated from the Department of Computer Science in Nanjing University, was in his 40s. Mr. Yu Huinan, who graduated from Wuhan University, was in his 60s.

Related personnel:

Wu Wei (male), deputy director of the prison
Wang Zhuangjin (male), deputy instructor: 86-51265241051
Tang Yongjun (male), instructor: 86-51265241051
Liu Jinglong (male), chief: 86-512665241051
Xue Quanhu (male), director of Education Department: 86-51265212067
Ding Zhijun (male), deputy director of Education Department: 86-51265212067