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Brutal Mistreatment Still Continues in Daqing Prison

September 08, 2007 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) On August, 24, 2007, Deputy Prison Director Wang Jiaren (male), along with the CCP Political Office Director Li Weilong (male), Deputy Director Li Weinan (male), Head of the Punishment Executive Division Yuan Hongjun (male) of Daqing Prison in Heilongjiang Province, the Riot Prevention Team, and the armed guards searched all the prison cells and the detainees. During this process they brutally beat Falun Dafa practitioners and forced them to wear prison uniforms. All the small cells (1) in the prison are full, and the detainees have indicated that Li Weilong is responsible.

According to eyewitnesses, all detainees in the nine prison wards were rounded up on the athletic field. Some prison wards had previously forced practitioners to put on prison uniforms. Some practitioners were stripped down to their underwear. In the so-called "Education Ward," practitioner Mr. Xuan Guoying, who refused to wear a prison uniform, was beaten so badly that his face was deformed and purplish blue, and he could not open his left eye. It is not clear if the rest of his body was bruised as well.

Practitioner Mr. Pu Fanwei from the Fourth Ward was beaten about his temples with a baton by guard Gao Zhonghua (male) from the Riot Prevention Team, and he fell immediately to the ground. Several guards then punched and kicked him. Because practitioner Mr. Wu Chunwei exposed the brutal acts of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Yuan Hongjun beat him on the back of his head with a baton and he immediately fell to the ground. He was punched and kicked, which left a big bump the size of an egg behind his ear, and there were bruises on his back and buttocks.

Practitioners Mr. Wang Shusheng, Mr. Zhang Jian, and Mr. Dai Zhidong from the Fifth Ward were stripped of their clothes down to their underwear. They had been searched a few days before and their books, MP3 players, and other personal belongings were all taken away. Mr. Dai Zhidong refused to wear a prison uniform and was beaten so badly by Li Weinan (male) that his eyelids were purplish blue and filled with blood. Mr. Zhang Jian's lower body was paralyzed due to the long period of restricted activity. He could barely stand with the help of two people.

The beating directed by Wang Jiaren (male) on the prison athletic field lasted nearly two hours. In front of all the prisoners and guards, the cleaning of prison cells became a show of the bloody and violent mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners. Because the prison was undergoing new construction, many construction workers hired from other places witnessed the brutal mistreatment.

After the so-called "strengthening of the prison" began on August 13, 2007, incidents of guards beating prisoners occurred frequently. All practitioners illegally detained in various wards were mistreated to different degrees. On the evening of August 19, 2007, practitioner Mr. Wang Yudong from the First Ward was beaten on the head by the Riot Prevention Team and was locked up in a very small room on an iron chair for refusing to answer role call. Fearing that he might cry out, they stuffs cloth in his mouth. In the First Ward, Mr. Sun Yaomin is still in a small cell.


(1) Small cell - The detainee is locked in a very small cell individually. The guards handcuff practitioners behind their backs in a fixed position in which the practitioners can neither move nor lie down. The small cell is very damp and no sunshine comes in. An open bucket serves as a toilet in the cell. Only half of a regular meal is served during the daytime. During the night rats run about. The stench in the small cell is so bad that it is difficult to breathe.