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Jiang Zengchao Imprisoned and Tortured for Nearly Nine Years (Photo)

February 25, 2010 |   By our correspondent in Heilongjiang Province, China

Name: Jiang Zengchao 江增朝
Gender: male
Age: 38
Address: Xincun town, Xincun village in Qinggang County, Heilongjiang Province
Occupation: unknown
Date of Most Recent Arrest: unknown
Most Recent Place of Detention: Dalian city Nanguanling Prison 大连南关岭监狱
City: Dalian
Province: Liaoning Province
Persecution Suffered: forced labor, brainwashing, illegal sentencing, beatings, imprisonment, torture, detention

(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong Practitioner Jiang Zengchao was sentenced to 10 years of forced labor and has been imprisoned now for nearly nine years.

Jiang Zengchao

Jiang Zengchao started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. In September of 1999, Jiang Zemin's regime started persecuting Falun Gong. Jiang Zengchao went to appeal in Beijing. On September 12, he was brought back home from Beijing by the Anda Public Security Bureau. He was subsequently detained for three days, during which time he was tortured and severely beaten. In addition, Mr. Jiang was shackled with heavy chains that weighed more than 20 pounds. Such chains are usually only used for criminals on death row. The shackles caused wounds to his ankles that were clearly visible at the time of his release. The Qinggang Public Security Bureau detained Jiang Zengchao for 21 days past his release date.

On November 8, 1999, Jiang Zengchao was arrested by several policemen including Li Hongkuan from the Anda City Chaoyang Police Station. He was sent to the Anda Detention Center for five months. In April of 2000, Mr. Jiang was sentenced to one-and-a-half years of forced labor and was sent to the Suihua Forced Labor Camp. After he was released, Jiang Zengchao left his home to avoid further persecution. He worked in Panjin City, Liaoning Province. However, someone who did not know the truth of Dafa reported his whereabouts to the authorities. Consequently Mr. Jiang was arrested by the Panjin Public Security Bureau. After nine months of detention, he was sentenced to 10 years of forced labor without any legal procedures or documents and was imprisoned in the Chuang Er Division of the Shenyang City Dabei District Second Prison.

On December 19, 2007, the authorities started transferring all practitioners from different areas in Liaoning Province to Dalian Nanguanling Prison. On February 4 or 5, approximately 40 male Falun Gong practitioners from northeast China were secretly transferred to Nanguanling Prison. In this prison, Falun Gong practitioners were forced to do extremely intensive labor from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition, they were subjected to brainwashing and violent "transformation" attempts. Within one week, practitioner Bai Heguo from Huazi Prison in Liaoning Province was tortured to death. Many practitioners suffered solitary confinement, electric shocks, beatings, and sleep deprivation. Thirty-seven-year-old practitioner Wang Hongnan from Anshan City was also tortured to death. His body was covered with wounds. In early May of 2009, practitioner Liu Quan (from Benxi area) was tortured to death in the Eleventh Division. The news of his death was not made public and the cause of death was reported to be a myocardial infarction.

On January 20 and 21, 2009, practitioners detained at Dalian City Nanguanling Prison were secretly transferred. According to eyewitnesses, practitioners were lined up, assigned a number and sent to different vehicles.

Dalian Nanguanling Prison:
Address: #192 Yaoxi street, Ganjingzi district, Dalian City
Zip codes: 116037
Telephones: 86-411-86908952
Fax: 86908833

February 15, 2010