Retired Teacher Tortured in Prison (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Shan Zhiping, who is in his 60s, is a retired teacher from the Shuangyashan Farm Middle School of Hongxinlong Farms and Land Reclamation Bureau (or Hongxinlong Bureau). For perserving in his practice of Falun Gong, he has been brutally persecuted several times in the past few years. In 2007 he was sentenced to six years in prison, where he was hung up and deprived of sleep. He also was chained to the ground.
The Persecution of Mr. Shan
In November 2006, Wang Baomin (head of Shuangyashan Farm Middle School), Yin Huakun (Party secretary of the school), and Zhenlong Huo (head of the Politics and Law Committee) harassed Mr. Shan Zhiping several times. Mr. Shan was retired and lived in Shuangyashan City. His boss forced him to move back to the school; otherwise, he would lose his pension. They also deceived his family members, saying they just wanted him to stay at the school to see him every day.
At about 10 p.m. on January 3, 2007, the Hongxinglong Bureau and Shuangyashan Farm police broke into the senior apartment where Shan Zhiping lived. He was arrested and taken to Hongxinglong Detention Center. After that, the Hongxinglong Bureau Police Department ransacked his mother's home and his apartment twice. A laptop, some Falun Gong books, and CDs were taken.
Mr. Shan was persecuted many times for practicing Falun Gong, seriously affecting, his wife's mental health. After January 2007, when he was arrested again, his wife suffered a mental collapse and became unable to care for herself. She lived alone by renting a room. Mr. Shan has only one daughter, and she lives out of town. Mr. Shan's wife was sent to the Farm mental hospital due to her mental collapse. Mr. Shan's mother is nearly 80. She spent the 2007 Chinese New Year in the depths of sorrow, longing for her son.
Illegally Sentenced to Six Years in Prison, Lawyer Threatened
Shan Zhiping and Meng Xianzhi were brought to trial on March 26, 2007, in the Hongxinglong court. A month later, no verdict had been issued. When his family and lawyer went to seek information about the case, they were threatened: "Why do you care so much about this case? If you continue, your certificate to practice law will be confiscated." Mr. Shan was given a term of six years and was sent to Jiamusi Prison in Heilongjiang Province.
Guards: "It Is Not Unusual That Someone Is Beaten to Death in Prison."
Jiamusi Prison is located at Lianjiangkou Farm in the suburbs of Jiamusi. It was built at the end of 2002 and put in use in 2003. There are six wards, and each ward has four sub-wards.
On September 26, 2009, Quan Wei (leader of the first ward) and several prisoners (named Yang Xiaowei, Xiang Yang, Dong Zhihong, Ji Xiangli, Gao Libin, Li Shiqiang, and Sun Hualun) beat the Falun Gong practitioners. About 1:00 p.m. that day, Li Xiangguo and Chen Xiqiang (guards from the first team) hung Mr. Shan up from the metal window of the workshop because he refused to work.
Practitioners are hung up by ropes and handcuffs for long stretches. After that, they cannot move their arms for quite a long time. Sometimes, they are maimed for life.
Practitioners Gong Zhijun and Wang Lansheng stepped forward to stop the guards from torturing Mr. Shan. Guard Li Xiangguo not only didn't stop, he asked for help from Quan Wei (deputy division head), other guards, and several prisoners to beat Gong Zhijun and Wang Lansheng. The two practitioners were bashed and kicked until they fell down.
Those in charge continued to torture the practitioners after their work day ended. Mr. Shan was hung up on the door. Then Gong Zhijun and Wang Lansheng were taken to the office. Zhang Bo (division head) and other guards cursed at the practitioners. They clamored, "It is not unusual to beat two people to death in prison."
Later on, Gong Zhijun and Wang Lansheng were handcuffed to the stairs on the second floor. Wang Lansheng was forced to remain there until 9 p.m., and Gong Zhijun was handcuffed there the whole night. That same night, Mr. Shan was placed in solitary confinement and attached to the metal ring on the ground.
Torture demonstration: Handcuffed to a ring on the ground. The victim has to sit on the cold tile floor with his legs crossed. There is a fixed handcuff on the ground. The handcuffs are opened only when the person needs to use the toilet. The victim has to lie on his stomach to eat. The victims are not allowed to sleep.
As directed by the section of Education and "Transformation," Mr. Shan was not allowed to sleep beginning December 8, 2007, in order to try to "transform" him. This lasted for 5 to 6 days, but produced no results. Zhang Huan, the political head of the second sub-ward under the first ward, told prisoner Zhang Fang to soak Mr. Shans coat with water and make him sit on the ground for a whole night in December. Prison staff person Wang Yantao also got involved. After the persecution was brought to light on the Clearwisdom website, they didn't stop persecuting the practitioners. Instead, they tortured Shan Zhiping even more severely. Staff member Chen beat him again after receiving calls from overseas Falun Gong practitioners. Mr. Shan's ribs were broken.
The observation tower of the prison, the high wall and electric net, buildings of the wards inside of the walls
Individuals Involved in the Persecution of Shan Zhiping
Shuangyashan Farm Middle School:
Wang Baomin, head: 86-469-4329736 (Home), 86-13504858359 (Cell)
Yin Huakun, party head: 86-469-4329461 (Home), 86-13846913732 (Cell)
Wang Baoquan, head of the Shuangyashan Farm Police Department: 86-469-4329216 (Home), 86-469-4329400 (Cell)
Mr. Qu: 86-469-4329055 (Office)
Yu Hongbo, Shuangyashan Farm Police Department employee: 86-13946663396 (cell)
The Politics and Law Committee of Shuangyashan Farm: 86-469-4329003
Hongxinglong Police Department: 86-469-5861719
Chen Guohui, deputy head of Hongxinglong Police Department: 86-13204690666
Liu Changyu, deputy head: 86-13946452222
Duty room: 86-454-8204216, 8304243, 8317458, 8304433
Wang Zhanli, head: 86-454-8303838