(Clearwisdom.net) Guards in Area VI in Jiamusi Prison applied extra pressure on practitioners by forbidding them to contact others after instances of the guards' brutality against practitioners were exposed to the public. In particular, Section I guard Guo Jianmin intensified his persecution of practitioners by conducting searches and tightening up his control. On February 17, Guo hit practitioners Fan Qiang, Qin Yueming, and Wang Julong while conducing a search. Wang was injured and taken to the hospital.

At around 8:00 a.m. on the morning of February 17, Mr. Fan sat with his eyes closed. Inmate Zhao Li and the head of the support group walked in and said to him, "Don't just sit there." While Mr. Fan was trying to explain, Zhao Li began hitting him, and kept doing so for a long time.

Half an hour later, Section I guard Guo Jianmin abusively yelled out practitioners' names. Hearing this, Mr. Qin Yueming went to see what was going on. Without saying anything, Guo began hitting Mr. Qin, and said, "I have been upset with you ever since I saw you and have been wanting to hit you." Guo beat Mr. Qin for a long time, hitting his face and disfiguring his mouth. Around noon, inmate Zhao Li ordered Mr. Qin to lie down, but he refused. Zhao then began hitting him. Several inmates helped Zhao force Mr. Qin to the floor, and let Zhao beat and kick him, causing his nose to bleed and eyes to swell. Mr. Qin's face was covered with blood.

Mr. Wang Julong, 45, worked at the Baoquanling Sugar Factory and lived in the Ya District on Dingxiang Road in Baoquanling Farm Developing Bureau. He could not stand the beatings by the inmates and banged his head against the glass window to protest. Afterwards, Guo Jianmin told inmates Zao Li and others, "Beat them if they don't behave. Make them succumb. I will take responsibility if anything goes wrong." As a result, at around 7:00 a.m. on February 20, Zhao Li and others beat Mr. Wang again. Not able to bear it any more, Mr. Wang cut his own belly with a glass chip he had hidden away, causing his intestines to protrude. He was seriously injured and was taken to the hospital. His current condition is unknown. (Editor's note: Although the persecution is indeed very evil, to protest by self-inflicting injuries is ordinary people's behavior and is not the behavior of a Falun Gong practitioner. It is against the principles of Dafa. Only practitioners' true righteous thoughts and behaviors can break through and dissolve this persecution, which is unlike the persecutions of ordinary people against ordinary people.)

After the incident, all departments in Jiamusi Prison held meetings and decided to tightly restrict the news. The guards prohibited practitioners from contacting each other. Practitioners Qin Yueming and Fan Qiang were closely watched around the clock by inmates Zhao Li and other guard-entrusted inmates since they were held in the same prison area as Wang Julong. During the day four inmates, and during the night two inmates, were assigned to watch each of them and follow them everywhere. Since they know the truth of what happened, the guards don't want them to leak the news.