(Clearwisdom.net) On September 17, 2009 Mr. Yu Lianhe, a Falun Gong practitioner from Tonghua City, Jilin Province, was sentenced to three years in prison. On October 2, 2009, Mr. Yu was jailed in Shiling Prison, Siping City, Jilin Province.

Mr. Yu was cruelly beaten at 9:00 a.m. on November 22, 2009, by four inmates convicted of criminal charges, and he died after being sent to the hospital for emergency rescue. The autopsy revealed blood in his right ear, a bruised eye, and 1,500 ml. (1.6 qt.) of blood deposits in his chest cavity. His spleen was found to have three ruptures caused by heavy blows, and the internal tissue around the spleen were found to be bruised.

The prison told Mr. Yu's second elder brother, "On that day, Mr. Yu was lying in his bed, putting his feet on the defense rail of the bed that was 15 cm. (6 in.) higher than the bed surface. At that time a prisoner, whose leg was disabled and who was in the opposite bed of Mr. Yu, passed by Mr. Yu's bed and stumbled. The prisoner then went straight to Mr. Yu and slapped him on the face." The prison also acknowledged that another three prisoners were also involved in beating Mr. Yu.

Mr. Yu's family insisted that the prison and the prisoners involved in beating Mr. Yu should be held accountable for his death. When some of his family members went to the prison to inquire about further details, a prison guard pointed to the office of prison guard Hao Yulin and told them, "You will remember this person." It was in Hao Yulin's prison section that Mr. Yu was killed.

Mr. Dong Fengshan, a practitioner from Songyuan City, Jilin Province, was secretly sentenced to nine years of imprisonment and sent to the Siping City Prison on October 23, 2008. Only six days after that, he was killed.

On the day Mr. Dong was sent to prison he was brought to a construction field of the Reeducation Section of Shilingzi Prison of Siping City. Prison guard Hao Yulin spoke to Mr. Dong, but he did not respond. Hao got angry and beat him with his electric baton. As a result, Mr. Dong's face became badly swollen and his neck and shoulder were burned and blistered. After the workday was over, Mr. Dong was assigned to the Fourth Prison Section and Hao shackled his feet that night.

At 4:00 p.m. on October 4, 2008, after the labor in the construction field was finished, prisoner Gao Minglong, who was the head of the Third Prison Cell, brought back four 40-centimeter-long (16 in.) v-belts used on machines, and put them under the bed of prisoner Han Shuang. The v-belts were accepted by the prisoner on duty, Zhang Zhiyao. When Lu Yanfeng, a prisoner who was the head of prison cells in the Fourth Prison Section, later came back, he brought the belts to the toilet in the water supply room.

That night at 8:05 p.m. some prisoners told Mr. Dong to go to the toilet in the water supply room. After a little Mr. Dong cried out, "Falun Dafa is good." The prisoners pushed him against the ground and started to beat him violently with the v-belt they had prepared in advance. The prisoners, headed by Lu Yanfeng, included Wang Guoxiang, Yu Fengwu, Di Shaoquan and Han Shuang. At about 8:20 p.m., prisoner Chen Chuang also joined in the beating.

At about 8.50 p.m. Yu Fengwu and Di Shaoquan dragged Mr. Dong out from the toilet and placed him on his bed. He became unable to support himself to stand up and he vomited blood during the night. At 5:00 a.m. he vomited blood again. Because Mr. Dong could not get up from his bed, Lu Yanfeng dragged him up by force.

Despite the fact that Mr. Dong could not move on his own, the prisoners still dragged him out to the labor field. The guards said to them, "Don't you want to gain marks?" (Marks is counted as a standard to reduce the prisoners' terms of imprisonment.) Motivated by the term reduction incentive the prisoners started to beat Mr. Dong furiously again. They thrust a work tool, a shovel shaft with one of its ends sharpened, into his right chest, puncturing his lung and killing Mr. Dong immediately. In less than one year Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Dong and Mr. Yu were killed in the Shiling Prison of Siping City. Prison guard Hao Yulin should be held accountable for these deaths.

According to information from a person who had been held in the Siping City Prison, about 80 to 90 Falun Gong practitioners are held in the Tenth Section, the former Reeducation Section of the prison. The common prisoners held in this section are mostly convicted murderers. According to prisoners in this section, it is specifically designated for holding Falun Gong practitioners. Every practitioner is monitored closely by a prisoner called a personal cangue, even when they go to the toilet. They are subjected to severe persecution and forced to do heavy labor that normal prisoners do not want to do. Apparently it is the prison guards who made such arrangements.

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