Name: Ren Dongsheng (任东升)
Gender: Male
Age: 48
Address: Tianjin Jinghai County
Most Recent Place of Detention: (天津滨海监狱) Tianjin Binhai Prison
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Persecution Suffered:
Brainwashing, illegal sentencing, drug administration, beatings, imprisonment, solitary confinement, torture, physical restraint, detention

( Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Ren Dongsheng was abused for five years in Tianjin, Binhai Prison (Gangbei Prison). After that he was taken to a brainwashing center. Recently, we learned that a police officer tricked him into taking a harmful drug, which caused him to become mentally disordered.

Mr. Ren's wife, Ms. Zhang Liqin, also a practitioner, was arrested in 2009 and illegally sentenced to seven years in Tianjin Women's Prison. She is still incarcerated.

Mr. Ren was sent to Binhai Prison (Gangbei Prison) for five years. He was confined in a solitary compartment and was tied up and locked to the ground several times. He was slapped in the face and brutally beaten. An evil man stepped on his toes and ground off his toenails. An inmate was assigned to torture him by putting handcuffs and fetters on him so that he could reach food or water only with his mouth. At times they poured food on the ground for Mr. Ren to eat. Other times the warden arranged for six or seven inmates to brutally beat him. When he yelled, “Falun Dafa is good,” five or six inmates beat him. This happened more than five times.

On March 7, 2011, Mr. Ren had completed his five-year term. Around eight o'clock that morning, his mother brought his son to the prison to pick up Mr. Ren and take him home. However, he had already been taken to a brainwashing center. The prison guards and officials of the Jinghai 610 Office cooperated for the sole purpose of bringing harm to Falun Gong practitioners. After another week, Mr. Ren's mother was able to pick him up from the brainwashing center and take him home, but he had already become mentally disordered.

Mr. Ren's mother recalled that, about eight months before he was scheduled for release, the guards did not allow her to see him. About one month before his release, she did see him. At that time Mr. Ren did not say much, but he appeared normal. By the time he returned from the brainwashing center, however, he was no longer normal. She could not help crying when she saw him acting in an abnormal manner.

After returning home, Mr. Ren was at times normal but often acted deranged and was unable to take care of himself. At times, he tied himself up or made a mess inside the house. He might wake up suddenly at night and shout, “I am not afraid of you!” Whenever someone mentioned something about police officers, he appeared frightened. He said to himself that he had leave now or he might be caught. Then, he went missing for a few days and later was found sleeping by the roadside. When he was normal, he told his mother that evil people intended to beat him to death, because he did not give up his Falun Gong practice. He also said that those people gave him a white powder to take and told him that it was indigowoad root.

Not long after Mr. Ren returned home, an officer from Chenguan Town in Jinhai County came to his home to see how he was doing. Mr. Ren appeared frightened. In grief and indignation, his mother said to the officer, “You have made him mentally ill and yet you are not willing to let him go.” The policeman smiled and left.

The evil Communist Party has persecuted practitioners for more than ten years and caused great harm to Mr. Ren's family. Now, the only worker in this family is Mr. Ren's son.