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Mr. Hu Chang'an Died as a Result of the Persecution He Suffered in the Changlinzi Labor Camp in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province

May 27, 2007 |   By Dafa practitioners in Heilongjiang, China

(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Hu Chang'an was a Dafa practitioner in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. In 2005, he was illegally arrested and detained in the No. 5 Division of the Changlinzi Labor Camp in Harbin. On December 27, 2006, after mental and physical torture, Mr. Hu had become emaciated and was released on bail for a limited period of medical treatment. After suffering for two months, he passed away on February 26, 2007

Mr. Hu Chang'an was in his 50s and was a teacher in a training school of Harbin Railway System. He lived in the Saman residential area in Nangang District, Harbin City. Mr. Hu experienced all kinds of torture at the No. 5 Division of the Changlinzi Labor Camp.

When he arrived at the No. 5 Division, Zhao Shuang was the division chief. The persecution methods in the division were brutal. Dafa practitioners were forced to labor overtime every day and were often beaten and cursed. Under the guards' instigation, criminals Li Xiaodong and Dong Hebin behaved viciously. Every day, if they saw Mr. Hu was a bit slow in work, they swore at him and did not allow Mr. Hu to smile. When they saw Mr. Hu smile, they swore at him ceaselessly. They often forced him to stay up as punishment for "slow working and not finishing tasks," and did not allow him to sleep.

Later, the guards ordered Mr. Hu to do prep work for making toothpicks. Two persons prepared wood for dozens of others to work with. These two persons went to bed after after others and were incredibly exhausted. Guards and inmates often verbally abused them.. Because the work environment was very bad and workers breathed large amounts of wood chips and dust, Mr. Hu developed a dot-shaped ulcer before long. Later ulcers spread over his whole body. There were large ulcerations on his legs. His legs swelled so much that he could not put on his cotton-padded pants. His wounds oozed pus and bloody liquid all day. His woolen pants stuck to his legs and could not be taken off when he went to sleep. He had to walk with a limp.

Later the guards assigned him to package toothpicks. He did the packaging for dozens of people. He often had to roll up his trouser legs and expose his wounds. He worked until midnight. Because he went back to the dormitory late, he always was the last one to use the toilet. The criminal in charge of the toilet often stopped him from using it with the excuse "it's too late," or swore at him when he used the toilet and forced him back to dormitory quickly.

The mental persecution was even worse. One night in November 2005, Zhao Shuang was drunk and came to the dormitory. He forced Mr. Hu and other two Dafa practitioners (Wei Hongwei and Liu Jingzhou) to drink alcohol. He force fed Mr. Hu a small cup of alcohol. Zhao Shuang did not leave until midnight.

During the Chinese New Year in 2006, the guards gathered all Dafa practitioners and forced them to watch TV. Mr. Hu was not interested in the senseless TV programs. He closed his eyes and sat. The criminal in charge saw his posture and swore at him many times. The criminal ordered Mr. Hu to open his eyes and watch the TV and also ordered him to go out to work. Mr. Hu spoke to another Dafa practitioner for a couple of seconds. A criminal cursed at him for doing that.

In August 2006, Dafa practitioners illegally detained in the Changlinzi Labor Camp went on a group hunger strike. The guards exerted pressure on Mr. Hu because they thought Mr. Hu was well educated and had influence with the others. The guards pressured Mr. Hu to persuade other practitioners to stop the hunger strike.

Under different forms of coercion and high-pressure persecution, formerly healthy Mr. Hu quickly lost weight after the end of October, 2006. Finally, he had difficulty eating and could not defecate at all. He told other practitioners that his digestive system gradually turned abnormal because of the bad environment at the No. 5 Division. After his family's anxious push and his own repeated requests, the Changlinzi Labor Camp allowed him to be released on bail for medical treatment. A certificate issued by the Administration of Justice showed he had contracted a severe intestinal illness. They allowed him a couple of months for medical treatment.

After suffering long-term inhuman torture, Mr. Hu left the camp with an ill body. Finally, he passed away on February 26, 2007.

Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp:

switchboard: 86-451-82036637
Director: Shi Yingbai, 86-451-82037077(Office), 86-451-82737856(Home)
Deputy director: Liu Lun, Li Jinhua
No. 5 Division (the strictly monitoring team): 86-451-82037105
Chef of the No. 5 Division, Wang Kai: 86-13304513499 (cell)