Mr. Niu Jinye on Hunger Strike for Nearly a Year at a Forced Labor Camp in Shandong Province
Name: Niu Jinye (牛金业)
Address: Gushan Village, Heiwang Town, Zichuan District, Zibo City, Shandong Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: December 9, 2009
Most Recent Place of Detention: Shandong Province Second Men's Forced Labor Camp (山东第二男子劳教所)
Persecution Suffered: Forced labor, illegal sentencing, torture, detention
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Niu Jinye, 43, is a resident of Gushan Village, Heiwang Town, Zichuan District, Zibo City, Shandong Province. On December 9, 2009, officials of the Zichuang District 610 Office illegally arrested him for refusing to renounce Falun Gong. He was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor and is being detained in the Shandong Province Second Men's Forced Labor Camp. He began a hunger strike to protest his detention and brutal torture in July 2010. He is currently very weak.
Shandong Province Second Men's Forced Labor Camp
Mr. Niu had severe nephritis before he practiced Falun Gong. He had visited many hospitals but did not find a cure, and had to pay huge medical bills. His family had to borrow money and was in a desperate situation. After Mr. Niu learned Falun Dafa, he regained his health after several months of practice. Many of his relatives and friends began practicing Falun Dafa after witnessing his recovery, and his family life became harmonious.
After the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, Mr. Niu was arrested for appealing for Falun Gong in Beijing. For over ten years he had been harassed, monitored, and threatened, leading up to his arrest on December 9, 2009.