Name: Liu Guangzhi (劉廣智)
Address: Jilin City, Jilin Province
Occupation: A cook for Crystal Hotel in Jilin
Date of Most Recent Arrest: July 10, 2007
Most Recent Place of Detention: Gongzhuling Prison (公主嶺監獄)
Persecution Suffered: Illegal sentencing, beatings, imprisonment, solitary confinement, torture, force-feedings, home ransacked
(Clearwisdom.net) In July 2007, when Mr. Liu Guangzhi took pictures for another Falun Gong practitioner in court, national security personnel from the Longtan District in Jilin City arrested and tortured him. Longtan Court, under orders from the Jilin City 610 Office, illegally sentenced Mr. Liu to six years in Gongzhuling Prison. Mr. Liu has been imprisoned since then.
Both the prison and the 610 Office are trying to conceal information about Mr. Liu, and the prison refuses to let anyone visit him. No one has seen Mr Liu since he was arrested in July 2007. We recently learned that he is being brutally tortured in the prison. The prison has been holding brainwashing sessions since August 2010 to intensify control over the Falun Gong practitioners and to try to force them to give up their belief. In the sessions, Mr. Liu was force-fed with pepper water and salt water, and confined in a solitary cell. He was tortured for over a month before he was returned to the prison cell.
After learning about Mr. Liu's situation, his family tried to visit him. On December 2, 2010, three of his family members brought clothes and money and traveled several hours to Gongzhuling Prison. When they got to the reception area, the receptionist told them that Mr. Liu had not been “transformed”, so they would have to get a recommendation letter from the 610 Office before they could visit him.
The family asked to give the warm clothes to Mr. Liu before getting a recommendation letter, but the receptionist told them that it was not allowed. The family asked to see the warden, but no one helped them. They eventually found a guard who told them where the warden was, but he warned them that they would not be able to see the warden.
The family tried everything but could not find a way to see the warden. They left 300 yuan for Mr. Liu and returned home.
Another Falun Dafa practitioner, Mr. Ma Ping, a former clerk at the Agricultural Bank in Jilin, is still being held in solitary confinement. He has only seen his son once in the past several years.
There are eight practitioners that we know of who are incarcerated in Gongzhuling Prison. They are: Mr. Liu Hongwei, Mr. Shen Lixin, Mr. Zheng Fengxiang, Mr. Liu Yuhe, Mr. Ma Ping, Mr. Liu Guangzhi, Mr. Zhao Guoxing, and Mr. Guo Yunqing.
Recently, we learned that Mr. Cai Fuchen, formerly employed at the Tax Bureau in Longjing City, Jilin Province, died because of the torture he suffered in Gongzhuling Prison.
More information on Mr. Cai Fuchen can be found at:
Country code and area code for Gongzhuling phone numbers: 86-434
An Ping, warden: 6282001, 6289753 (office), 6452267 (home)
Su Baocheng, deputy warden: 6282002 (office), 6201399 (home)
Fu Guodong, deputy warden: 6282003 (office), 6287043 (home)
Chen Zhongbin, deputy warden: 6282004 (office), 6288637 (home)
General phone lines: 6287281, 6289063
Zong Mingjun, new head of the education division in the prison (also responsible for Mr. Cai Fuchen's death): 13894425138 (cell), 6329 (education division)