Mr. Wen Shixue Tortured Until Paralyzed
Name: Wen Shixue (文仕學)
Occupation: Employee at the Lanzhou Chemical Plant
Date of Most Recent Arrest: November 2003
Most recent place of detention: Lanzhou Prison (蘭州監獄)
Persecution Suffered: Sleep Deprivation, Imprisonment, Solitary Confinement, Torture, Physical Restraint.
Key Persecutors: Guo Jianzhong, Director of the Gansu Prison Administrative Bureau; Lai Xingping, Liu Baosen, Jin Jiyong, Presiding Judge of the People's Court of Chengguan District in Lanzhou City.
(Clearwisdom.net) (Correspondence from Gansu Province) On October 3, 2009, Mr. Wen Shixue suffered a brain hemorrhage as a result of torture he suffered in Lanzhou Prison (a.k.a. the Dashaping Prison). Mr. Wen suffered paralysis and is hospitalized in the Dashaping Forced Labor Hospital.
Mr. Wen's attempt to protect practitioner Mr. Yuan Jiang caught the police's attention.
In November 2003, the People's Court in the Chengguan District, Lanzhou City, sentenced Mr. Wen to an eight-year prison term for harboring a suspect.
On September 30, 2001, Lanzhou public security officers arrested Mr. Yuan in Dunhuang, Gansu. They took him to Baita Mountain in Lanzhou and tortured him for almost a month.
On October 26, Mr. Yuan escaped and went to Mr. Yu Jinfang's daughter's home.
On November 9, he died of the injuries he sustained from being tortured at Baita Mountain.
After Mr. Yuan passed away, the authorities launched a mass arrest of practitioners who had provided shelter for Mr. Yuan and helped him.
Mr. Wen and Mr. Yu were imprisoned at Lanzhou Prison and tortured.
In August 2005, the guards attempted to brainwash Mr. Wen for a month, locked him in a solitary confinement cell, put shackles and handcuffs on him, and chained his legs and hands together so he could not straighten his back. H ewas fed a steamed bun and a cup of water a day. He had to sit on the concrete floor. The guard kept bright lights on him around the clock to keep him awake. After he was released from solitary confinement, he was paralyzed and could not open his eyes. His entire body was swollen. He did not fully recover until three months later.
In March 2007, Mr. Wen nullified a statement he had signed under pressure renouncing Falun Gong, so the guards locked him in a solitary confinement for another three months.
Mr. Yu was in Lanzhou Prison for five years. On November 13, 2006, he was released. He was emaciated and the inside of his mouth was numb. He couldn't eat and often vomited. Mr. Yu said, "The first two months after I was released from prison, I vomited when I tried to eat and even when I did not eat." Mr. Yu vomited continuously and died on November 25, 2006.