(Clearwisdom.net) Most of the Falun Gong practitioners illegally detained in the Gangbei Prison have been sentenced to more than five years. They have suffered from physical abuse and mental torment through forced labor and being overworked.

Practitioner Zhou Xiangyang, 32 years old, was an engineer at the Railroad Department's Third Investigation and Design Institute. In early 2000, Mr. Zhou had been detained in the Shuangkou Forced Labor Camp for one and a half years and was subsequently transferred to the Yushan Forced Labor Camp in Ji County to serve a one-year extension. Following that, Mr. Zhou was transferred again and detained at the Jianxin Forced Labor Camp in Tianjin. For health reasons, he was unconditionally released. On May 31, 2003, Mr. Zhou was arrested again and detained at the Hexi Detention Center in the Hexi District in Tianjin. He was later sentenced to nine years in prison and transferred to the Gangbei Prison.

Mr. Zhou had been subjected to severe torture in both the Shuangkou and Yushan Forced Labor Camps. The details were posted on the Clearwisdom web site (http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2005/10/3/65504.html). Police at the Gangbei Prison have recently started to subject him to another cycle of physical abuse and mental torment. They have been using two torture methods called "the deep trenching" and "irrigating" on him for about three months. The "the deep trenching" is to isolate him from any other Dafa practitioners and his relatives and friends. He is locked in a single cell and only has contact with the prison guards. The "irrigating" is to forcefully instill in him the Communist regime's propaganda and thus brainwash him daily and forbid him to sleep. As a result, Mr. Zhou has become mentally traumatized.

We hope that all kindhearted people in the world will pay close attention to Mr. Zhou's suffering under the persecution that is still ongoing at the Gangbei Prison in Tianjin.

Gangbei Prison: 86-22-63251056, 86-22-62071156
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Gangbei information desk: 86-22-62071052