(Clearwisdom.net) Hou Jingtao, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province, was sent to Jixi Forced Labor Camp and tortured to the point of mental collapse.

Hou Jingtao, a 42-year-old farmer from Yunshan Farm in Mudanjiang City, started practicing Falun Dafa on May 13, 1998. Soon after, all of his illnesses vanished. He tried to clarify the truth to the local government under the CCP suppression, but suffered from unfair treatment.

Because of the harassment by Yunshan Farm public security officials, Hou Jingtao went to Beijing to appeal, seeking justice for Falun Gong. However, the Beijing Police Bureau Qianmen Branch arrested him. He was beaten by the police, and as a result, his face and eyes were seriously injured. He was detained in Beijing afterwards.

Ten days later, he was sent to Yunshan Farm detention house by Meng Jincheng and Gao Xianhai, who were both from Yunshan Farm public security bureau. At the same time, Liu Guoliang, who was also from Yunshan Farm public security bureau, illegally ransacked Hou's home.

On Jan. 16, 2001, Hou Jingtao was sent to another detention center. After that, he was secretly transferred to the Forced Labor Camp of Jixi City without his family being notified. In the labor camp, he was forced to go through brainwashing sessions and sit on a narrow bench for eight hours each day, with only a few minutes allowed for bathroom necessities.

In a so-called "physical examination," Hou Jingtao was secretly injected with nerve-damaging drugs. Soon after that, he started to appear to be mentally disordered. Finally, he suffered a complete mental collapse due to various forms of torture from the police and the prisoners, including disallowing him to use the bathroom, beating him with a mop, and burning him with a cigarette butt, etc. He was sent to Mudanjiang City Mental Hospital. After two examinations, he was sent to a drug rehabilitation center for one month. He was released in October 2001.

The people who participated in persecuting Hou Jingtao were: Wang Hongwu (commissar), Qi Min, Lin Yongjun, Dr. Lin, Ma Lijuan (nurse), Fan Guoyu (team leader), Wang Haifu (deputy team leader).