Mudanjiang Practitioner Ning Jun Dies after Suffering Repeated Torture
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Ning Jun from Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province steadfastly practiced Falun Dafa and exposed the truth of persecution. He was illegally held in a detention center, a brainwashing center and a forced labor camp. He was brutally tortured. Later, he was sentenced to five years of imprisonment and persecuted in Mudanjiang Prison. He was released on bail for medical treatment and died on August 12, 2005. More details follow:
1. Introduced Falun Gong in Russia at Own Expense in 1999
Mr. Ning Jun, over 50, lived at western Second Road, Xi'an District, Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province. He began to practice Falun Gong in 1996, and strived to be a good person as well as continually improving his Xinxing. After practicing Falun Gong, he returned the extra housing space that he did not deserve. He spent his own money to purchase Dafa book s and equipment to play Teacher's lectures on video tapes and cassettes. He also taught others the exercises.
Ning Jun and fellow practitioners went to Russia to introduce Falun Gong. On July 20, 1999, the unprecedented persecution of Falun Gong started in China. On July 30, practitioners who went to Russia were issued a warrant for arrest and repatriated in Haishenwai Russia. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs teamed up with the National Security Bureau and Public Security Bureau, and arrested them at Dongning Customs. Their passports, identifications and belongings were confiscated. They were held in Dongning Public Security Bureau, Mudanjiang City Public Security Bureau, Xi'an Public Security Sub-bureau in Mudanjiang City, and Xianfeng Local Police Station in Mudanjiang City. After many investigations, the police could not find any evidence of crime, and then obtained their fingerprints and a signed statement that they would no longer go abroad. Only then did the police notify practitioners' families to bail them out.
2. Persecuted in Sidao Forced Labor Camp, Bailed out for Medical Treatment
On September 7, 1999, Ning Jun went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong with fellow practitioners. Three days later, the local police of Beijing arrested them and took them to Lizhiyuan Local Police Station in Beijing. On September 11, the police tried to send them to a detention center but were rejected. The next day, the 610 officers of Mudanjiang City in Beijing handcuffed them and took them to Mudanjiang City Public Security Bureau, and they also confiscated more than 4000 yuan from practitioners. Afterwards, all the practitioners were in Mudanjiang City No. 2 Detention Center for further persecution. In the end of 1999, Mr. Ning was sent to a brainwashing center. Ning Jun firmly believed in Dafa. On January 2, 2000, he was taken back to the detention center and sentenced to two years of forced labor.
On March 17, 2000, Mr. Ning Jun was transferred to Sidao Forced Labor Camp. While in the forced labor camp, because Ning Jun was a steadfast practitioner, the police transferred him to many brigades for torture. While he was in the No. 3 brigade, the police locked up several Falun Gong practitioners and more than ten inmates in a small room of six square meters with no ventilation. They ate, used the toilet and slept in the room; the sanitary conditions were extremely poor, the bedding was very dirty, and the room was wet and hot. Ning Jun had scabies all over his body. Policeman Long Fei, the instructor of No. 3 brigade shocked Ning Jun with an electric baton. With the help of Mr. Ning's righteous thoughts, the policeman, however, shocked himself instead.
Ning Jun was also tortured by the so called "riding an airplane". Both his hands were cuffed behind his back, and a rope was hanging from above and tied to the handcuffs. When the rope was pulled up, the person would suspend in the air like "riding an airplane."
Mr. Ning was tortured to the point of having fluid accumulate in the liver, and his abdomen became very large. He had difficulty in walking and also had bloody urine. Qiao Jianwei, the secretary in charge of administration even incited inmates to assault Ning Jun, but the policemen turned a blind eye to it. They could not transform Ning Jun, therefore they sent him to the brigade that was designated to persecute Falun Gong. Police of the brigade feared that he might die in the prison, so they sent him to the hospital. He was diagnosed with liver ascites and unable to live much longer. The forced labor camp had to release him on bail for medical treatment.
Kou Wei, the policeman of No. 3 brigade reported more medical expense, and it added more financial burden to Ning Jun. Ning Jun exposed the scandal of excessive hospital charge, and Kou Wei retaliated later.
After he returned home, the police officers from the prison regularly interrogated him. The local police officers often harassed him, and disturbed him even further. Five months later, the chief of administration section Ma Libiao and political instructor Li Longyu deceived Ning Jun into the forced labor camp for further persecution, and detained him for nine months beyond the term. He was released on October 11, 2001.
3. Arrested Again and Persecuted to His Last Breath in Mudanjiang Prison
After he was set free, Ning Jun was still being harassed, interrogated, and his home was ransacked. He suffered a great deal emotionally and spiritually, and was forced to become homeless in order to avoid the persecution. On November 11, 2001, he was arrested again by officers from Xi'an Public Security Sub-bureau in Mudanjiang City. He was beaten, shocked with an electric baton and tempted with monetary gain. They used various means to interrogate him and attempted to force a confession. He held his righteous thoughts firmly, and went home within a week. He continued to clarify the truth.
The police treated Ning Jun as a wanted criminal. They issued a warrant for his arrest, secretly recorded his voice, took his photos and hunted him everywhere. Ning Jun could not work and returned home, and became destitute.
On September 9, 2002, after he had been wanted by the police for half a year, Ning Jun was reported by a patient when clarifying the truth at Hongqi Hospital in Mudanjiang City. He was arrested and tortured by officers from Aimin Public Security Sub-bureau of Mudanjiang City. He was later held in the detention center.
During the illegal detention, Ning Jun was in critical condition due to the persecution. At the end of 2003, the detention center issued two terminally ill notices to Aimin Public Security Sub-bureau that was handling the case, but the notices were ignored by the officers for various reasons. Meanwhile, he was sentenced to five years of imprisonment, and sent to Mudanjiang Prison before the 2004 Chinese New Year.
In September 2004, Ning Jun was extremely ill and needed to go to the hospital. After his family paid the fee, the prison delayed and did not sent him to police hospital until November, and at the same time, released him on bail for medical treatment.
After Ning Jun went home, he studied the Fa and improved his inner nature, helped others, woke up other practitioners, and continued to tell the truth about Falun Gong. Because of the long term persecution, Ning Jun died on August 12, 2005.