Over Thirty Practitioners Held in Tianshui Prison, Gansu Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Tianshui Prison in Gansu Province is currently holding over thirty Falun Dafa practitioners, thirteen of them in the Eighth Ward. The practitioners are closely watched and not allowed outside except during the morning exercises. Each practitioner has a personal guard that monitors everything the practitioner does. Conversation is discouraged. The following are details about some of the practitioners detained there.
Mr. Cao Dong was sentenced to five years in prison. He has been confined in cell #112, in the Eighth Division, since he arrived. There were seven guards monitoring him at one point, but the number has now been reduced to three. He is not allowed to talk to anyone or go outside. Some say that he is directly monitored by the National Security Bureau.
Mr. Wang Yuping, a resident of Weijiadianershe, Wenfeng Town, Longxi County, Gansu Province, was sentenced to nine years in prison when he was detained in Jiuquan City. He was initially detained in a prison in Jiuquan City, then transferred to Dashaping Prison in Lanzhou City, then to Dingxi Prison, and later to Tianshui Prison. He has been imprisoned for over six years, and has been subjected to all kinds of torture, but he is very steadfast in his belief.
Mr. Chang Wuchen, 55, is a resident of Xitou Commune, Yao Village, Lulhandong Town, Jingchuan County, Gansu Proince. He was sentenced to three years in prison.
Mr. Yao Lishu is a teacher from Dangzhuang group, Caotan Village, Pangyuan Town, Xifeng District, Qingyang City, Gansu Province. He was sentenced to four years in prison.
Mr. Zhu Chuangxin is a teacher from Xiguan Production Group, Xiaojin Town, Xifeng District, Qingyang City, Gansu Province. He was sentenced to five years in prison.
Mr. Jiang Liangrong, 67, is a resident of Xujiawan Area, Bashan Village, Dabailiang Town, Qingyang County, Gansu Province. He was sentenced to two years in prison.
Mr. Yang Songyan is from the Sanshe Area, Sishang Village, Shili Town, Min County, Gansu Province. He was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Mr. Wang Henghua is a resident of 23 Zhennanchenggen, Taoyang Town, Linyao County, Gansu Province. He was sentenced to three years in prison.
Mr. Yan Yuanjing, 60, from Bashe, Shi Town, Nanmen Village, Linyao County, Gansu Province, was sentenced to three years in prison.
Mr. Wen Weirong was sentenced to six years in prison. He is from the San Area, Lianfeng Village, Xintian Town, Linyao County, Gansu Province.
Mr. Kou Faxiong was sentenced to three years in prison. He lived at 33 Kouyishe, Wolong Village, Taoyang Town, Linyao County, Gansu Province.
Mr. Qin Yaohua, 65, is from the Qingoushe Area, Qinwang Village, Xindian Town, Jingzhu County, Gansu Province. He was sentenced to four years in prison. Officers from security offices in Jingzhu, Tongwei, and Dingxi City all interrogated him. He was tortured for twelve full days during which time he lost consciousness three times while on the tiger bench. They also broke his right foot, from which he is still recovering. The police even arrested his wife and extorted 8000 yuan from her before releasing her. His granddaughter was detained for over 20 hours. The police recorded a shorter period of detention to cover up the evidence.
Mr. Feng Tingjun, a teacher, was tortured for over ten months while he was detained at the Yongjing County Detention Center. He was severely beaten by other prisoners which resulted in the recurrence of pleurisy. His chest was inflamed for over two weeks, and he was unable to hold down any food. He was later transferred to Tianshui Prison where the mistreatment continues.
August 10, 2009