(Clearwisdom.net) Dafa practitioner Mr. Sun Jianzhong from the Fengrun District, Tangshan City, Hebei Province, was burned with a red-hot iron tool, had cold water poured on him, and was then shocked with an electric baton. He was at the brink of death several times. In March 2004 he was sentenced to seven years in prison and is currently being persecuted at the No. 2 Prison in Jidong, Hebei Province. This facility is also called Nanbao Prison. The prison authorities gave orders that Mr. Sun must be "reformed" within three months.

Mr. Sun Jianzhong lived in the Xianghe Neighborhood of the Fengrun District in Tangshan City. After Jiang's group began persecuting Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, Mr. Sun was illegally detained at the Fengrun County Police Department because he went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa and because he was the volunteer assistant at a Falun Gong practice site. After a 24-hour detention, he was sent to Tawan Village in Fengrun Town, where he was held for five days.

In December 2000, Mr. Sun again went to Beijing. He unfurled a banner that read "Truth-Compassion-Forbearance" and he shouted, "Falun Dafa is great" in Tiananmen Square. The police "arrested" him and took him to the Jiaoxian Detention Center, where they forced him to take off all of his clothes in the freezing winter and whipped him with cold, wet towels. The police tortured all detained practitioners this way.

Li Chunyuan, deputy head of the Fengrun County Police Department, and Wang Zhicun, head of the Fengrun County 610 Office, extorted 10,000 yuan from Mr. Sun's family, claiming it was "to cover expenses for having to pick up Sun Jianzhong in Beijing." They used 6,000 yuan to bribe police officers in Beijing. It is not known how they used the other 4,000 yuan.

Mr. Sun Jianzhong was incarcerated in the Fengrun County Detention Center after he was brought back from Beijing. He was tortured for 18 days and forced to write a guarantee statement. Six thousand yuan in unlawfully assessed fines and another 5,000 yuan "guarantee money" were extorted from him by personnel from the Tawan Village. After he went home, perpetrators from the Tawan Village monitored and harassed him daily. After several days of rational thinking, Mr. Sun realized that he had made a mistake by cooperating with the authorities. He immediately wrote a letter to the Fengrun Police Department in which he announced that his guarantee statement was void.

In January 2001, Mr. Sun was abducted by officials from the Fengrun County Police Department and the Fengrun Town 610 Office. He was sent to the Xiaobali Township Brainwashing Center in Fengrun Town where he was verbally abused and savagely beaten. One night, Shi Aicheng, the brainwashing center deputy head, became drunk. He took Mr. Sun to his office and tried to coerce him into giving up Dafa. Mr. Sun firmly refused. Shi Aicheng grew furious and burned Sun Jianzhong's neck with a red-hot iron tong. The scar is visible to this day. In July 2001, after much effort, Sun Jianzhong's family rescued him and took him home.

One day in September 2002, several police officers and village officials led by Li Jinhu from the Fengrun Town 610 Office broke into Sun Jianzhong's home to "illegally arrest" him. He was resting at the time and his wife tried to reason with the officers. They slapped her face several times and struck her to the ground before they again took Mr. Sun to the Xiaobali Township Brainwashing Center. He refused to cooperate and broke free later in the evening. He decided to leave home and live in exile to avoid further abduction.

In December 2002, Mr. Sun was entrapped and the arrested by Qi Lianfu, an officer from Division 1 of the Fengrun District Police Department. The police exhausted all their methods of torture to try to force Mr. Sun to reveal his source of truth clarification materials. When he refused to tell, the police wrapped his head in a plastic bag and tightened the opening at his neck. Mr. Sun soon lost consciousness from lack of oxygen. The police wrapped copper wires around his fingers, and connected them to an old-style hand-crank telephone generator. Turning the crank then generates excruciatingly painful electric shocks. They tortured him around the clock for three days and then sent him to the Fengrun Detention Center. He held a hunger strike to protest the persecution.

By June 2003 Mr. Sun was skin and bones. In order to shirk their responsibility, the perpetrators told his family to take him home to "recuperate." They promised to never abduct him again, yet they sent people to monitor him 24 hours a day. About two weeks later they broke their promise, abducted Mr. Sun once more, and sent him to a detention center. He again went on a protest hunger strike. He was brutally force-fed twice at the Ankang Hospital during that time. When he protested the force-feeding, he was tied to a bed and not allowed to move for several days.

After he was taken back to the detention center the guards ordered inmates to savagely torture him. They shocked him with electric batons, force-fed him urine and tortured him with the Tiger Bench. When he refused to open his mouth during force-feeding, the perpetrators put him in a chair, cuffed his ankles to the legs of the chair and handcuffed his arms behind the chair. They pried open his mouth with a metal bar and tore the flesh on both corners of his mouth. After they opened his mouth they inserted a one-liter coke bottle with the bottom cut off into his mouth to prevent his mouth from closing. Then they poured in urine. They deprived him of sleep for seven days and whacked him whenever he closed his eyes.

Long-term torture had left the left side of his body paralyzed and severely injured his legs. He was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The authorities were afraid that he would die, so Qi Lianfu told his family to take him home. They dispatched two people to monitor him at home 24 hours a day.

Thirteen days later, the police again went to his home in an attempt to abduct him. His family refused to open the door. The police were furious. Dozens of officers led by Li Chunyuan and Zeng Xianghai broke down the burglarproof door with an oxy-gas welder, hammer, electric drill and other tools. The noise they made while breaking down the door echoed down the street. Several hundred people in the neighborhood came out to see what was going on. The police ignored condemnation from the public and continued to drill the door open.

After they broke in, Ms. Sun's mother, in her 60s, threw herself on her son and protested the abduction. The police grabbed her and threw her aside. They carried Mr. Sun into a police car and sent him to the No. 1 Detention Center in Tangshan City. Mr. Sun held a hunger strike in the detention center to protest the abduction. He firmly refused to cooperate with the detention center doctor, who tried to force-feed him. The guards did not even remove the feeding tube, leaving it in his nose so that they would not have to re-insert it the next day.

In March 2004, the Lubei District Court in Tangshan City sentenced Mr. Sun Jianzhong to seven years in prison, in violation of the Chinese constitution. Mr. Sun shouted, "Falun Dafa is great" in court. He appealed the illegal verdict but the appeal was refused. In late March 2004 he was sent to the No. 2 Prison in Jidong, also called the Nanbao Prison.

During the time he was held at Division 2 of the Nanbao Prison, the head of the Division 2 Education Section and others tried to force him to write a "guarantee statement," a repentance statement and a document attacking Dafa. Mr. Sun firmly refused and continued his hunger strike. He was brutally force-fed every two days at Division 2. A month later, he was transferred to the hospital at Division 4. They still left the feeding tube inserted for long periods of time and force-fed him diluted vegetable soup. Hao, head of Division 4, and Geng, a team leader that specialized in persecuting Falun Gong, falsely claimed that they were feeding Mr. Sun milk powder, eggs and pig liver soup in order to ensure his health.

After 15 days on a hunger strike in Division 4, Mr. Sun ended it. Hao and Geng thought they could finally "reform" him and they had a "heart-to-heart talk" (in their own words) with Mr. Sun for three or four hours a day. In fact, they were trying to brainwash him. They ordered him to write three statements to give up Dafa, but he remained determined. They could not achieve their goal, so they sent people to scrutinize his every move and refused to let him talk to anyone. They brought in several collaborators from out-of-town to verbally attack him. Incessant mental torment could not alter Mr. Sun's firm belief in "Truth, Compassion, Forbearance." He often "clarified the truth" to people who were sent to brainwash him, to correct their thoughts. The exasperated perpetrators then decided to "not allow family visits or to let him correspond with family," which is against the Labor Reeducation Law that states, "the person under discipline has the right to receive visits and correspondence in accordance with the law."

In June 2005, Mr. Sun was transferred to Division 5 to be further persecuted. He was held in the Strictly Controlled Group right after he arrived. He was forced to sit on a small stool facing the wall each morning and was not allowed to move. In the afternoon he was forced to do aerobic exercises and go through routine army marches. Because the prison authorities had give orders to the heads of Division 5 that Sun Jianzhong must be reformed within three months, Huang, the head of the Education Section; Li, the political head; Xie, the head of the Strictly Controlled Group; and others spared no effort to torture Mr. Sun physically, torment him mentally, and create further difficulties in his life.

In order to isolate Mr. Sun and a dozen other determined practitioners, they detained these practitioners in solitary confinement and did not allow them to meet, write or phone their families. These practitioners are not permitted to buy food with their own money and are not allowed to take showers in the summer. The authorities are doing everything possible in an attempt to force the practitioners to give up their belief.

Mr. Sun Jianzhong is still being inhumanely persecuted at the Nanbao Prison.

Hebei Province Judicial Bureau
Phone: 86-311-3034886
Fax: 86-311-3032809

Nanbao Prison
Zip Code: 063005
Geng: head of Group 3, Division 4 of Nanbao Prison: 86-13323250375 (Cell)
Li Chunyuan: deputy head of the Fengrun District Police Department in Tangshan City: 86-13832987098 (Cell), 86-311-5188608 (Home)
Zeng Xianghai: deputy head of the Fengrun District Police Department National Security Division in Tangshan City: 86-13703348641 (Cell), 86-311-5179782 (Home)