(Clearwisdom.net) On May 13, 2008, practitioner Mr. Xu Shutang was arrested by seven police officers, including Zhu Siyong, from the Bianhe Town Police Station of Jianli County, while he was on the way to work. In the afternoon, he was transferred to the notorious Tangxunhu Brainwashing Center in Wuhan City, Hubei Province for further persecution.

Mr. Xu Shutang, about 68 years old, is a farmer from Maodu Village, Bianhe Town, Jianli County, Jingzhou City, Hubei Province. He is a Falun Gong practitioner who wants to help others by sharing the Falun Gong beliefs of "Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance." He is known to be a very good person in his village

Xu Shutang was illegally arrested by the CCP and sentenced to one and a half years in Shayang Forced Labor Camp.

Previously, in September 2003, Xu Shutang was arrested by police officers from the 610 Office of Jianli County and jailed. He was then forced into a brainwashing session at a Chinese Communist Party School for about 20 days. During this time, the director of the 610 Office, Xia Zujun, and deputy director Jiang Changhong, ordered guards and about 10 inmates from Shayang Forced Labor Camp to torture him. Mr. Xu was not allowed to sleep. The guards and inmates took turns brainwashing him by defaming and and falsely accusing Falun Gong, forcing him to watch video programs defaming Falun Gong, and forcing him to write reports denouncing Falun Gong after watching the videos.

Falun Gong practitioners were severely persecuted in the Tangxunhu Brainwashing Center. Almost all the practitioners jailed there were badly tortured physically and mentally. In July 2002, Falun Gong practitioner Wang Haoyun, a teacher at Central China Normal University, was tortured to death, having his neck broken. Falun Gong practitioners who were also jailed and persecuted in the Tangxunhu Brainwashing Center include Yan Yonggui, Chen Xiaoyuan, Huang Jihong, Chen Huatang (who has passed away), Hu Junhua, and Hu Nianxian.