(Clearwisdom.net) Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the Minghui website, the Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net

Mr. Yang Xuegui of Lanzhou City, Gansu province, is a Falun Dafa practitioner who has been imprisoned since July of this year in the 11th Detention Center of Lanzhou Prison. As of the day this article was written, Mr. Yang has been bound to a horizontal board for 43 days. Both his hands and legs are tied. During this period, Yang has been on a hunger strike to protest the persecution.

Practitioner Mr. Zhang Guangli of Baiyin City has been detained in the Ninth Detention Center of Lanzhou Prison since August the 14, 2006. He was ordered to stand in the police station during the day, and at night, he was to be locked up in a small cell where four of five inmates took turns monitoring him. Mr. Zhang has not been allowed to sleep for at least five days.

Guard Gao Zhendong became the head of the 10th Detention Center in 2004, and he has been particularly vicious when persecuting detained Falun Dafa practitioners. There are two other brutal guards who participate in the persecution: Chen Xin and Ma Xiaoyong. During the winter of 2005, Lanzhou Prison officials began forcing a "transformation" program on all detained practitioners. Gao always hung practitioners by handcuffs in unheated rooms. There are currently four practitioners detained in this facility: Wei Junren of Pingliang City and Wang Yongbo of Lanzhou University are among them.

In 2006, Gao Zhendong was transferred and made head of the Fourth Detention Center. Held there are practitioners Li Fubin of Lanzhou City, Chang Jubin of Baiyin City and Lu Yanben. On August 14, 2006, the Fourth Detention Center staff started inflicting "transformation" work and Gao Zhendong started using the same horrific methods to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners.

Detained in the Second Detention Center is Falun Dafa practitioner Sun Zhaohai from Heilongjiang Province. Last winter, he was kept in a small cell. Guards tortured practitioners during the day. They were not allowed to sleep at night, and they were forced to watch propaganda slandering Falun Dafa.