China University of Political Science and Law Graduate Mr. Sun Zhen Imprisoned for Eight Years and Now in Dire Situation
Name: Sun Zhen (孙震/孙振)
Address: Originally from Dehui city, Jilin province (原籍吉林省德惠市)
Occupation: Employee of the Beijing Armed Police Central Unit (北京武警总队)
Date of Most Recent Arrest: November 2006
Most Recent Place of Detention: Gongzhuling Prison, Group No.5, Jilin province (吉林公主岭监狱五大队)
Persecution Suffered: Brainwashing, illegal sentencing, imprisonment, solitary confinement, torture, dismissed from workplace, physical restraint, home ransacked, interrogation, detention.
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Sun Zhen graduated from China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing in 1999. Upon graduation, he went to work for the Beijing Armed Police Central Unit. Because he persisted in practicing Falun Dafa, Mr. Sun lost his job and was forced into homelessness. While enduring eight years of imprisonment at Gongzhuling Prison, Mr. Sun was tortured and suffered a great deal.
Mr. Sun was sentenced to an eight-year prison term, which ended on July 21, 2010. Gongzhuling Prison officials have refused to release him and added three months to extend his term to November 8, 2010. Mr. Sun is suffering from tuberculosis and severe malnutrition, and his mental acuity has deteriorated.
In November 1999, Mr. Sun went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was arrested. He was sent back to Dehui City, and was detained at the Dehui City Detention Center for fifteen days. On July 20, 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal again and was arrested for refusing to provide his name and address, at which time he was detained for over twenty days. The police obtained his home address from his former school, he was sent back to Dehui City on August 10. He was detained for seven days, and was released only after the detention center extorted 1,500 yuan as a "repatriation fee." Those who saw him at that time described him as being emaciated.
In July 2002, Mr. Sun was arrested at Beijing's Changping Town by officers from the Huairou Town Police Department's Domestic Security Section. He was first detained at the local detention center, then transferred to the Beijing City Law Education Center for brainwashing. He was then wrongfully sentenced to eight years in prison. All of this was kept hidden from his family when they repeatedly inquired about him.
Mr. Sun and another Falun Gong practitioner were sent from Yanji Korean Prefecture to Jilin Province. They have been jailed at Gongzhuling Prison, in Group No. 5 since then.
June 4, 2010