After Five Years of Imprisonment, Mr. Ren Dongsheng from Tianjin Suffers from Mental Disorder
Name: Ren Dongsheng (任东升)
Address: Jinghai County, Tianjin
Date of Most Recent Arrest: unknown
Most Recent Place of Detention: Gangbei Prison (港北监狱 )
Persecution Suffered: Brainwashing, illegal sentencing, beatings, imprisonment, solitary confinement, torture, physical restraint and denied visitation
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Ren Dongsheng is a resident of Jinghai County, Tianjin. He was sentenced to five years of imprisonment for practicing Falun Gong and detained in Gangbei Prison.
In prison, he was placed in solitary confinement for his refusal to renounce Falun Gong. On account of a section chief's prodding, Mr. Ren's inmate monitors handcuffed and shackled him. During meal time, they would place his tray of food and water on the ground, as if feeding an animal. These inmate monitors were often ordered to beat him up with batons. Such a cumulative toll, has precipitated his mental disorder.
Meanwhile, Mr. Ren's wife was sentenced to seven years in prison and is being detained in the Tianjin Women's Prison. His mother and son have been left at home all this time by themselves. In June 2010, they went to visit him, but the prison officials refused to allow the meeting.
March 7, 2011 was Mr. Ren's scheduled release date. His mother and son had been looking forward to his release and came at 8:00 a.m. to wait at the prison gate. But after waiting for several hours, they never did see him exit. In fact, the prison officials and the officials from Jinghai County 610 Office sent him to the Dongsheng Brainwashing Center. When they argued with prison officials, several prison officers came out with batons in their hands.
Recently, Mr. Ren was finally released from the brainwashing center, only to return home mentally unwell.