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Daqing Prison Guard Li Fajie and Others Torture Falun Dafa Practitioner Zhang Zhong to the Brink of Death

May 19, 2004 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhang Zhong is illegally detained at the Daqing Prison in Heilongjiang Province. Because he refused to write a "Guarantee Statement" (1) denouncing Falun Dafa, and persisted in doing the Falun Gong exercises, he was tortured to the brink of death by Daqing Prison policeman Li Fajie at the No. 3 Ward of this prison. The prison authorities are currently ignoring the fact that his life is in danger.

Around 9:00 a.m. on January 15, 2004, when Mr. Zhang Zhong was doing the Falun Gong exercises in his cell, the deputy chief for the No. 3 Ward, Li Fangjie, called him to the guards' room and scolded him. Mr. Zhang Zhong told them that Falun Dafa is a righteous way, and that there is nothing wrong with practicing Falun Gong, and it should not be prohibited. Li Fangjie, along with policemen Yu Qingjiang and Liang Shuyi, together beat him about the head and caused him to fall unconscious onto the floor. They then used needles to prick Zhang Zhong's head and hands, but got no response. They kicked his back and then had two inmates carry him away. After many police officers came in, Li Fangjie lied to them by saying, "He was doing the exercises. As soon as I started scolding him, he laid down on the floor and acted shamelessly." After Mr. Zhang Zhong was transferred to the No. 6 Ward, he spit up blood and vomited everything he had eaten.

On February 26, 2004, Mr. Zhang Zhong was sent to the prison hospital, which is not at all adequate for treating patients. The doctor used an obsolete ultrasound machine and diagnosed him with cholecystitis. He's still at the prison hospital right now, but is closely watched by inmates, and is not allowed to talk. He is unable to walk, as his leg muscles are not functioning. He still vomits whatever he eats. His life is in danger.

Daqing Prison enforcers have used violent methods to mistreat Falun Dafa practitioners for a long period of time, but for the practitioners illegally imprisoned there, no matter how high the pressure is and how brutal the persecution is, their rock-solid faith in Dafa will never change!

(1) "Guarantee Statement" - A statement to declare that one is remorseful for practicing Falun Gong and guarantees not to practice Falun Gong again, not to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, and never again associate with any Falun Dafa practitioners.