Mr. Li Wenbo Being Tortured at Yunnan Province First Prison
Name: Li Wenbo (李文波)
Address: Gucheng Village, Kunyang Town, Jinning County, Kunming City, Yunnan Province (云南省昆明市晋宁县昆阳镇古城村)
Date of Most Recent Arrest: May 11, 2009
Most Recent Place of Detention: Yunnan Province First Prison (云南省第一监狱)
Persecution Suffered: Sleep deprivation, illegal sentencing, beatings, imprisonment, torture, physical restraint, interrogation, detention
(Clearwisdom.net) On April 24, 2009, the Domestic Division of the Jinning County Police Department in Kunming City instructed the Kunyang Town Police Station to deceive Mr. Li Wenbo into traveling to Jinning County. When he arrived, he was illegally arrested and detained. Mr. Li's family went to the police department and requested his release. Mr. Li was released at 8:30 p.m. that evening after posting bail. On May 11, 2009, Mr. Li was arrested and detained again by the County 610 Office and Domestic Division. Mr. Li was secretly sentenced by Kunming City Court on October 12. His family was not informed of the court date and the length of the sentence.
Mr. Li was sent to the Yunnan Province First Prison on March 4, 2010. On his first day there, Mr. Li refused to wear the prison uniform, as he felt that his belief in the values of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance was not a crime and that the sentencing was unlawful. As a result, over thirty guards from the prison's Political Section and Section 8 of the prison surrounded Mr. Li and attacked him. Li Shoujun and three other prisoners held Mr. Li to the ground, stripped off his clothes, and put the prisoner's uniform on him. While under attack, Mr. Li shouted, "Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!" The guards then instructed the prisoners to tape Mr. Li's mouth shut. To prevent others from seeing what they had done, they put a surgical mask on him. Mr. Li was then dragged to the Strict Management Room located under the first floor of Section 8. The room was dark and damp inside, and the low ceiling in most of the room prevents a person from being able to stand straight. The guards used four sets of handcuffs to affix Mr. Li to metal bars with his arms and legs stretched out to form an "X." He was tied up around the clock, except during meal time and to use the bathroom, for the next several months. During this time, the prison didn't allow Mr. Li to interact with anyone. He was prohibited from writing to his family, and they were not allowed to visit him.
Prior to his arrest last year, Mr. Li Wenbo had been arrested by the Jinning County 610 Office and the Domestic Security Division when he was telling people the facts about Falun Gong. Mr. Li was sentenced to three years at Yunnan Province Forced Labor Camp No. 2 on February 6, 2005. While at the forced labor camp, he was abused in Wards No. 4, No. 1, and No. 3. Mr. Li was brutally tortured for a long period by Qiu Kaiming, the section chief; Hu Wenchang, group leader of Ward No. 4; Zhang Kaishun, assistant group leader of Ward No. 4; Chen Yingsong, group leader of Ward No. 1; prison guards Shi Huailin, Yuan Xiangjun, Li Wu, and Wu Huazu; and prisoners Wang Lei and Huang Haidong. Mr. Li's eyesight was damaged and he lost six teeth from the beatings. He has a twenty-centimeter (8 inch) scar on his left leg. His sentenced term was extended for four months, and he was released on June 21, 2008.
List of persecutors:
Yunnan Province First Prison: (Office) 86-871-3834000
Zhang Yigui, prison chief: 86-871-3834001 (Office), 86-13308802211 (Cell)
Hu Jun, deputy prison chief, male, 50's, represents the prison 610 Office, responsible for making and implementing policies against Falun Gong practitioners: 86-871-3834007 (Office), 86-13308802217 (Cell)
Li Jinkun, deputy prison chief: 86-871-3834008 (Office), 86-13308802218 (Cell)
He Yingjiu, deputy prison chief: 86-871-3834163 (Office), 86-1580885003 (Cell)
Ye Hao, deputy prison chief: 86-871-3834006 (Office), 86-13888163058 (Cell)
Ding Yongzhong, deputy prison chief: 86-871-3834003 (Office), 86-13888332036 (Cell)
Individuals directly involved in the abuse:
Chen Bo, 40's, Prison Detective Section, section chief
Chen Bo, Prison Detective Section, assistant chief, assistant chairman of the local 610 Office
Li Zhiquan, male, 30's, Education Section, assistant section chief
Ceng Niannan, male, 50's, specifically guarded Falun Gong practitioners in Ward No. 8 and No. 3. He is in the Education Section and responsible for "transformation" work.
Hu Weidan, male, 40's, head of Ward No. 8
You Tianfa, male, 30's, Discipline Team, team leader at Ward No. 8
Fan Jianbo, male, 30's, Discipline Team, team leader at Ward No. 8
Shi Long, male, 30's, deputy ward chief