Mr. Liang Yuncheng Tortured to Near Blindness; Family Members Are Not Allowed to Visit
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Liang Yuncheng, 42, a resident from Fengcheng City, Liaoning Province, was arrested for practicing Falun Gong. He was detained for more than three months and tortured to near blindness. Recently, the director of the Fengcheng Detention Center called Mr. Liang's brother and told him that Mr. Liang needed a defense attorney for his upcoming trial. When Mr. Liang's brother went to the detention center to find out more about the case, the guards would not let him in the building.
Mr. Liang's brother then called the director of the detention center and asked why he was not allowed to visit with his brother. The director told him that a higher ranking official had ordered him to do this and that he should take the matter up with the Department of Legal Policy. The family member took his advice but the personnel there skirted the visitation rights issue by blaming the Political and Judiciary Committee.
They further explained to him that since Mr. Liang's case was a provincial-level issue, his family needed approval from a provincial official before they could visit him. Mr. Liang's brother warned them that Mr. Liang's existing eye condition needed to be treated regularly, or else he could lose his eyesight.
Mr. Liang was recently tortured because of his faith in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. After his parents went to visit him and saw how badly the guards had tortured him, they were very saddened and worried themselves sick. Not long afterwards, his father died then two months later his mother died.
Mr. Liang is a former teacher at the Fengcheng Occupation High School. He later took an entrance exam for a job at the Fengcheng City People's Court and received a very high score. In 1996, he started practicing Falun Gong and began acting in strict accordance to the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
While working at the court, he never accepted any food, drink, property, or goods from any defendant or plaintiff and always tried to do good deeds for others. After Jiang's regime started persecuting Falun Gong in July 20, 1999, Mr. Liang refused to give up his faith in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. As a result, he was transferred to the Fengcheng City Irrigation Bureau, where he soon excelled in his work. He received an award for excellence at his work place and from the Dandong Irrigation Project System.
During the three years that he spent at his job, he persisted in following his beliefs and as a result, he was tortured both physically and spiritually. In addition, he was forced to divorce his wife and leave his son. On January 3, 2009, when Mr. Liang was clarifying the truth to residents in Kuandian County, he was arrested by local police officers and taken to the Binxi Forced Labor Camp where he suffered brutal and inhuman torture.
When Mr. Liang was clarifying the truth in Hepanxincheng on March 7, 2009, he was arrested by officers from the National Security Division of the Fengcheng City Police Department. Later that day, he was taken to the Beishan Detention Center in Fengcheng City where he started a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment and abuse. Shortly after, the guards brutally beat him then tied him up and tortured him.
Mr. Liang was later transferred to the Fengcheng Detention Center where he was sentenced to one year in the Benxi Forced Labor Camp and one year in the Fushun Brainwashing Center. But due to his health condition, the forced labor camp refused to accept him and transferred him back to the Fengcheng City Detention Center. Because he clarified the truth wherever he went, the police did not know what to do with him.
The Fengcheng City Detention Center:
Song Zhenhua, director: 86-4158126032 (Home), 86-13604952687 (Cell)
Xin Hongqi, deputy director: 86-4158124429 (Home), 86-13942525596 (Cell)
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