The Vicious Persecution of Practitioners at Deyang City Prison in Sichuan Province
(Clearwisdom.net) The Deyang City Prison officials in Sichuan Province order inmates serving commuted life sentences or death sentences to torture Falun Dafa practitioners.
Because the practitioners continuously exposed the persecution at Deyang Prison, Chinese Communist Party officials made Deyang City Prison director Ma Aijun a scapegoat and fired him in May 2006, placing him under "double regulation," a form of criminal investigation. Subsequently, the brainwashing class at the Newcomers' Group of Division 2 fell completely apart on September 24, 2006. Division 2 and Division 8 have since merged into the Production Division, where the detainees are forced to do slave labor. The persecution is not as rampant now, but is still continuing in a more insidious manner.
Liu Yuanhang, the new prison director, set up secret torture beds. Practitioner Wei Bin was tied to a torture bed face-up between December 28, 2006 and January 13, 2007 while handcuffed and shackled. They also restricted his restroom use.
The following is belated information:
Six practitioners were held in the Newcomers' Group in Division 2 on October 23, 2003. These practitioners are:
1. He Yuanchao from Chengdu City was sentenced to ten years in prison
2. Luo Xiaoxing from Panzhihua City was sentenced to nine years in prison
3. Geng Dexin from Liangshanzhou was sentenced to nine years in prison
4. Chen Jingxi was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison
5. Gong Wenyou was sentenced to eight years in prison
6. Gong Guanlei from Miyi County, Panzhihua City was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison.
Practitioners He Yuanchao, Luo Xiaoxing and Gong Wenyou each declared, "I am not a prisoner" and refused to wear a prisoner's uniform. All three practitioners were beaten. Cui Weigang, a guard in Division 2 tried to force Luo Xiaoxing to wear a prisoner's uniform; he verbally assaulted Luo Xiaoxing and slapped his face. Luo Xiaoxing was also sent to a surveillance room on the second floor where inmate Wang Cheng who was serving a life sentence, under secret instruction from the guards, savagely beat Mr. Luo and forced him to declare himself "guilty." Wang Cheng is currently held in Division 6. The inmates also taped the practitioners' mouths shut and proceeded to beat them and torture them, such as forcing them to stand in the baking sun and from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. the next day.
Around November 10, 2003, because all six practitioners refused to sing the "reform" song and recite prison regulations, the guards forced them run 50 laps, 100 laps, and later 200 laps on the military drill ground outside Division 2. Practitioner He Yuanchao banged his head against a wall and lost consciousness. [Note: this act does not conform to Falun Dafa's teachings, although it is an effort to resist the persecution.] The guards then put He Yuanchao under "strict control" for two months. Strict control consists of two and a half hours of daily standing between 6:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. followed by running 80 laps; in the afternoon, it is standing in military posture for one hour and running another 80 laps.
The guards launched another round of persecution targeting steadfast practitioners in mid-December 2003. They sent the practitioners to different places: He Yuanchao and Gong Wenyou were sent to Guangyuan Prison; Geng Dexin and Xu Bin were sent to Wumaping Prison in Leshan; Yang Yourun, Song Ziming, Wei Bin, Li Chengdong, Luo Xiaoxing, Gong Guanlei, Gan Jin, Xu Tianfu, Deng Weijian, Wu Mingshan, Yuan Xiaodong, Chen Jingxi and several other practitioners are still held at Deyang City Prison.
The following guards participated in the persecution of Dafa practitioners: division head Zeng Guifu, deputy division head Ma Chengde, 610 Office head Cui Weigang, Chen Ping, Zhang Jun, Li Runmin, Yang Shubin and Qiu Shen.
In July or August 2005, practitioners Xu Tianfu and Luo Xiaoxing refused to stand in the posture known as "holding the head" (squatting on the ground while holding one's head in their hands; it is a humiliating posture). Inmate Lu Jiaqiang, currently held in Division 3 and inmate Zeng Xiangjun, currently held in Division 1 were in charge of military drills at the time. They deceived the practitioners into going to the TV room on the ground floor and brutally beat them. Lu Jiaqiang slapped practitioner Xu Tianfu's face, although Xu Tianfu was in his 60s. They beat Luo Xiaoxing for one hour, hitting his ribs and slapping his face. Luo Xiaoxing told guards Yang Shubin and Cui Weigang about the beating, but the guards refused to look into the matter.
Luo Xiaoxing refused to wear a prisoner's uniform on February 1, 2007 while being held in Division 4. 610 Office agent Lai Dengzhou from Division 4 and two inmates including Wu Jun forcibly removed his coat. Lai Dengzhou hit Luo Xiaoxing' head and abdomen and forcibly put the uniform on him. Two minutes later Luo Xiaoxing took the uniform off and walked out of the office in front of the persecutors. They refused to return his coat. Lai Dengzhou also withheld Luo Xiaoxing's "shopping card" in an attempt to force him to submit to the authorities' "control and education" (Note: the "shopping card" is a kind of purchasing card with which inmates may buy necessities in the canteen such as toilet paper and toothpaste, with funds that were deposited from their own money.) The prison officials forced detainees to work extra hours on Sundays. Luo Xiaoxing refused to work, to protest the withholding of his shopping card. Inmate Tang Guohui, head of the Special Sewing Machine Group in Division 4, shoved and scratched Luo Xiaoxing and left him with a four-inch-long scratch wound on his left arm. Luo Xiaoxing reported the incident to Rong Feng, head of Division 4, and guard Lai Dengzhou reluctantly returned the shopping card to Luo Xiaoxing after holding it for five months.
Luo Xiaoxing is currently held at the Special Sewing Machine Group where he is forced to process clothing for export, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily, a violation of the International Human Rights Pact. The clothes orders come from the Guangyin Company and the finished products are sold to foreign countries under the label "Sichuan Province Clothing Import & Export Company." Guard Lai Dengzhou orders inmates Zhang Jun and Tang Yanghong to monitor the slave laborer-practitioners and rewards each inmate with a half of a point per month, which is equivalent to four days of work credit.
Deyang City Prison, also called the No. 95 Factory in Huangxu Town, Deyang
City, Sichuan Province:
Liu Yuanhang: new prison director
Wu Yueshan: head of Deyang City Prison 610 Office
Lan Fubing: guard at Division 4
Lai Dengzhou: 610 Office agent and guard at Division 4
Zeng Guifu: division head
Ma Chengde: deputy division head
Cui Weigang: head of the 610 Office
Guards: Chen Ping, Zhang Jun, Li Runmin, Yang Shubin, Qiu Shen.