Mr. Dai Qihong in Critical Condition
Name: Dai Qihong (戴启鸿)
Occupation: Police officer at Mudanjiang Prison
Date of Most Recent Arrest: March 2008
Most Recent Place of Detention: Lianjiangkou Prison, Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province (佳木斯莲江口监狱)
Persecution Suffered: Detention, beatings, electric shocks, forced labor, force-feedings, illegal sentencing
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Dai Qihong was arrested by officials from the Mudanjiang 610 Office and officers from the local Domestic Security Division while he was distributing materials about the persecution of Falun Gong in March 2008. He was later sentenced to a five-year prison term.
Officials from Mudanjiang Prison transferred Mr. Dai to Lianjiangkou Prison on July 3, 2009, where he was detained in the 4th team of Section 2.
Wang Yantao, head of the 3rd branch of section 1 in the prison, instigated several prisoners to beat Mr. Dai on the morning of August 17, 2010, when he was seen doing the Falun Gong exercises. They also dragged him to a workshop and continued to beat him.
Several prisoners were ordered to brutally beat Mr. Dai again on August 18, when he did not show up for work at the prison workshop as a protest against being mistreated. Wang Yantao beat and kicked Mr. Dai in the office of the workshop. Wang Yantao used an electric baton to shock Mr. Dai around the face and mouth until the electric baton ran out of electricity. Even still, Wang Yantao didn't want to stop beating him.
Mr. Dai's mouth started to fester and he was not able to eat. His face was totally distorted. Wang Yantao force-fed him and tortured him again on the morning of August 31. Mr. Dai is in critical condition.