Lishui Detention Center Tortured Du Mingsheng to the Point of Mental Collapse
Name: Du Mingsheng (杜明生)
Occupation: Paint shop clerk
Date of Most Recent Arrest: July 2006
Most recent place of detention: Suzhou Prison (苏州监狱)
Persecution Suffered: Beatings, Imprisonment, Torture, Interrogation, Detention
Key Persecutors: Yuan Xiangzhong (袁祥忠) from Lishui County 610 Office, Tang Zhiliang (汤志亮) from Public Security Bureau
(Clearwisdom.net) (By a Minghui correspondent from Jiangsu Province) In July 2006, approximately eight police officers, including Yuan Xiangzhong from the Lishi County 610 Office and Tang Zhiliang from the Public Security Bureau, forcibly took Du Mingsheng to the Lishi County Detention Center. Mr. Du was severely abused because he persevered in his faith and was not willing to reveal information about his fellow practitioners. According to people who were released from the detention center, Du Mingsheng was tortured to the point of mental collapse and his body became very weak as well. His family visited him only once during that period and found that his mind was not clear.
In August, 2007, the local court sentenced Du Mingsheng to four years in prison and locked him in Suzhou Prison.
Du Mingsheng was released from the detention center in October 2009. His current situation is quite worrisome. He is quite restless at home and incapable of eating food by himself. He keeps saying to himself, "I was in the detention center. They deprived me of food and made me do heavy work." Seeing him like this, his neighbor sighed, "He was such a great youth. When he was working in the paint shop, he looked so vibrant, and his work was so well-organized. He was just practicing Falun Gong. Why did people ruin him like this?"
October 16, 2009