Mr. Ge Lijun Dies as Direct Result of Three Forced Labor Terms
Name: Ge Lijun (葛利军)
Date of Death: June 2009
Date of Most Recent Arrest: Between March and April of 2007
Most Recent Place of Detention: Changji City Force Labor Camp (昌吉劳教所)
Province: Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Persecution Suffered: Electric Shock, Sleep Deprivation, Forced Labor, Brainwashing, Beatings, Torture, Extortion, Dismissed from College, Interrogation, Detention
(Clearwisdom.net) (By a correspondent from Xinjiang) Mr. Ge Lijun was a college student, but he was dismissed from school due to his practice of Falun Gong. He had to move around to avoid being arrested. In the past ten years of persecution, Mr. Ge was sent to the Changji City Forced Labor Camp three times for a total of six years.
In 2000, Mr. Ge was arrested and sentenced to three years of forced labor. In January 2001, inside the Changji Labor Camp, Mr. Ge sat meditating, and he was tortured with electric baton shocks in his sensitive spots by wardens Zhang Yan and Gu Jianhai. The guards ordered prisoners to beat and insult practitioners and arranged two prisoners to closely watch each practitioner around the clock. The practitioners were forced to labor for up to 20 hours per day, while being cursed, slapped, and having their backs hit with bricks.
Soon after he was released, Mr. Ge was arrested again in Hutubi City in 2003 by State Security agents. He was sent to the Changji Labor Camp again with a two-year term in August 2003.
Between March and April 2007, Wang Mingyu, a person planted by the police, deceived Mr. Ge into going to the Urumqi City Train Station. Police officers from Manas City and Tianshan District State Security agents arrested Mr. Ge and took more than 10,000 yuan in cash and his MP3 player from him. They sent Mr. Ge to the Changji Labor Camp a third time with another two-year term.
In March 2009, Mr. Ge was finally released, but due to long time brutal mistreatment, his four limbs were so stiff that he could not stretch out his arms or open his hands. His family took him to many hospitals, but the hospital administrators refused to take him in because police and 610 Office agents ordered them to turn him away. Mr. Ge died in June 2009.
Written on October 7, 2008