Senior Citizen Li Baolin Was Hung Up by One Arm for Ten Days
Name: Li Baolin(李宝林)
Address: Pingyuan County, Shandong Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: June 28, 2006
Most recent place of detention: Wangcun Forced Labor Camp (王村劳教所)
City: Zibo City
Province: Shandong Province
Persecution Suffered: Detention, Interrogation, Home Ransacked, Extortion, Reeducation through Labor, Forced Labor, Hung Up, Beatings, Torture.
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Li Baoline has been harassed several times by the police for practicing Falun Gong. He has been sentenced to forced labor camp for a year and nine months. The then 66-year-old Mr. Li Baolin was hung up by one arm for ten days, and he was also forced to stand for a long time. As a result, his right arm was left with sequelae.
Mr. Li Baolin was born in 1942. He started to cultivate Falun Dafa in June 1996. Since then he has been healthy both physically and spiritually.
In July 1999, the Chinese Communist Party, headed by Jiang Zemin, started the nationwide persecution of Falun Gongs. Mr. Li Baolin's employer (Pingyuan County Beer Factory) asked people to talk to him. The police warned and forbade him from practicing Falun Gong, but he still continued to study the Fa and do the exercises.
Three people suddenly broke into his home at 6:00 p.m. on May 20, 2003. One of them claimed that his last name was Wang and he came from the Chengguan Police Substation. The other was a Chief of the police substation, and the third was a driver. The three arrested Mr. Li Baolin and took him to the Chengguan Police Substation because he practices Falun Gong. Mr. Li Baolin did not co-operate with their interrogation. Instead, he told them about Falun Dafa and the persecution. By 10 o'clock they still couldn't get anything they wanted out of him. They instructed someone to keep an eye on him and the rest of the people left. At around 3:00 a.m., Mr. Li Baolin left the police substation.
In order to avoid being arrested and harassed again, Mr. Li Baolin became homeless until the end of November 2003, when he eventually went home. During this period of time, the police harassed his family several times.
A staff member from the National Security Team named Li Changzhong, and a very thin man, and driver Chen Guang, arrested Mr. Li Baolin when he was seventy meters away from home on June 28, 2006. The motor vehicle that he was driving (worth 2,100 yuan) was confiscated. He was searched at the National Security Team premises and the 33 yuan that had truth-clarifying messages on it were confiscated. They later ransacked his home, took away Master's photos, a video recorder, five DVDs, a large recorder, a medium-size recorder, five small-size recorders, 64 tapes, a DVD player, a small-size DVD player, and Minghui Weekly.
The police put Mr. Li Baolin into the detention center. The police on duty tried to force him to wear a prisoner uniform and do labor. He refused to wear the prison uniform, do labor or write a guarantee statement. He used his righteous thoughts to resist the persecution. When his wife and daughter went to the National Security Team to ask for his release, a police named Li Changzhong not only disallowed them to meet with him, but also threatened that if they came to ask for his release again, the police would also arrest them. Li Changzhong and Jiao Hongxia asked him to pay three thousand yuan and write a guarantee statement, and said they would allow him to go home if he wrote it. He determinedly refused to co-operate with them.
After one month of detention, the police of the National Security Team again sentenced him to one year and nine months at the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp.
At that time, the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp was moved to Zhangqiu and Mr. Li Baolin was jailed at Team Seven. The police team leader Luo Guangrong, the director Li Gongming, some other police team leaders and several collaborators, tried to force Mr. Li Baolin several times to write the three statements. Mr. Li Baolin continuously clarified the truth to them, telling them good will be rewarded with good and evil will inevitably be punished. He refused to write the three statements or do labor.
One evening in September 2007, when they were doing roll call (they have to answer "here"), Li Baolin refused to say so and said that he is a Dafa practitioner who had Master taking care of him. The police named Li Gongming detained him in the washroom, where he was hung by his right arm up and stood there for ten days. During this time, the police slapped him several times and he was left with sequelae. Mr. Li Baolin was then sixty-six years old. His right arm kept shaking and could hardly hold anything steadily.
In July 2008, Mr. Li Baolin finally left the forced labor camp. His right hand mostly returned to normal with continuous exercises after coming home.
At 10:00 a.m. on July 18, 2008, seven police including Liu Jianhui, Xie Zhuanzhuan and Zhang Yugang used the pretense of Olympic Games to ransack Li Baolin's home. They confiscated Master's new article, an MP3 player, and an exercise music tape. They also arrested and took him to the 610 Office and the Joint Defence Team of the Transportation Bureau. Mr. Li Baolin kept clarifying the truth to them. The police asked his family to pay money and said if they paid the money, they would release him. His family did not pay the money and Li Baolin refused to sign anything. After three hours, he was released and went home.