The Persecution of Dafa Practitioners in Yuzhang Prison, Jiangxi Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Yuzhang Prison of Jiangxi Province, located in Xinjian County, is designated as "A Provincial Model of a Civilized Prison." Nearly 100 Falun Dafa practitioners have been imprisoned there. Because of their firm belief in "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance," the practitioners have suffered brutal torture in this prison.
The following is a partial list of the Dafa practitioners whose names we know, who have suffered persecution in Yuzhang Prison.
Mr. Huang Dong'an, born in October 1969, from Jixian County, Jiangxi Province: Post graduate student
Mr. Xu Jiting, about 40 years old, from Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province
Mr. Luo Wenbin, born in July 1975, from Nanchang City: Teacher at the 1st Middle School of Qingshanhu District, Nanchang City
Mr. Chen Baozhi, born in October 1949, from Nanchang City: Employee of the 5th Construction & Installation Engineering Corporation of Nanching City
Mr. Sun Wenzhang, born in January 1976, from Ji'an City, Jiangxi Province: Physics lecturer at the Agricultural University of Jiangxi Province
Mr. Lai Hui, born in 1961, from Pingxiang City, Jiangxi Province: An employee of Jiangxi Foreign Trade Airconditioner City
The police arrested the above-mentioned Dafa practitioners in February of 2001 for their belief in "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance," and for their clarifying the truth to people. These innocent practitioners were illegally sentenced to 5 years, 6 years, 7 years, 8 years, 9 years, up to 11 years. After suffering cruel torture at the hands of the police and having suffered for as long as 10 months of detention, they were illegally imprisoned in Yuzhang Prison at the end of December 2001.
The prison applied all kinds of soft and hard tactics to force the practitioners to "transform" and give up their belief in Falun Gong. First, the practitioners were separated into different labor divisions, with three inmates monitoring each of the practitioners. The practitioners were not allowed to do their Falun Gong exercises and were not allowed to speak the truth. In the meantime, the deputy division head and the team leader monitored the practitioners strictly. They tried to force the practitioners with tactics such as individual interrogation, withholding "family visits," and so on. Then police from the education section forced the practitioners to attend group brainwashing sessions using videotapes, books and other slanderous propaganda that defames Dafa. Then, they tried to force the practitioners to write a repentance statement and critical articles within a limited time, following their viewing of these slanderous materials. Those who followed their instructions were given reduced terms as a reward. For the practitioners on whom these tactics had no effect, the police incited the criminal inmates to torture them. The inmates were rewarded with a six-month term reduction if they forced a practitioner to "transform." Under such incitement and seduction, the inmates covered the practitioners' eyes, and beat and kicked them frenziedly. They violently whipped them with steel chains, handcuffed the practitioners' hands behind their backs and hung them up for long durations. They jabbed practitioners' back and knees with steel bars, deprived them of sleep by handcuffing them around the clock, and forced them to do manual labor. They also force-fed the practitioners and locked them in confinement cells for long periods of time. The prison used all kinds of cruel and inhuman tortures on the practitioners.
The practitioners are physically extremely weak and emaciated from the torture. Some of them have been ill for a long time, some are disabled, some have impaired memory and some are still experiencing mental trauma.
We call on the international society and people everywhere to pay attention to these ongoing crimes in the prisons of China, to stop the persecution and help the innocent practitioners regain their freedom.
Phone numbers of those who are responsible for the persecution: (Country code 86)
Prison address: Yuzhang Prison, Xijian County, Jiangxi Province, zip: 310100
Zhang Xiaofeng, Prison Director: 791-3711230 (Prison office)
Shen Jianguo, Deputy Prison Director (responsible for "transforming" practitioners): 791-3711405 (Office)
Luo Hui, a team leader of the Prison Investigation Section (personally persecuted Dafa practitioners): 791-3711274 (Office)
Zhang Qun, deputy director of Prison Investigation Section (personally persecuted Dafa practitioners): 791-3711274 (Office), 13870906826 (Cell)
Cheng Qijin, head of the Prison Investigation Section (personally persecuted Dafa practitioners): 791-3711274 (Office), 13870907129 (Cell)
Secretary Zhao, former Party Secretary of the prison: 791-3711230 (Prison office)
Political Commissar Luo, former prison director, 791-3711230 (Prison office)
Liu Tiangui, former deputy prison director (personally persecuted Dafa practitioners); died as a result of Kamic of retribution.