Name: Yu Ganghai (余钢海)
Gender: Male
Age: 66 (Born in 1946)
Address: Wuchang District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province
Occupation: Former employee at the Hubei Province Chemical Machinery Factory
Date of Most Recent Arrest: March 11, 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Yangyuan Brainwashing Center in Wuchang (杨园洗脑班)
City: Wuhan
Province: Hubei
Persecution Suffered: Forced labor, brainwashing, illegal sentencing, beatings, imprisonment, torture, detention


( Mr. Yu Ganghai, 66, from Wuhan City was subjected to nine years of imprisonment, and his term was scheduled to end on March 11, 2012. Instead of being released, Wuhan City 610 Office agents colluded with officials from Fanjiatai Prison in Shayang County, Hubei Province, and covertly took Mr. Yu to the Yangyuan Brainwashing Center in Wuchang District without informing his family.


Mr. Yu's family drove several hundred miles on March 10 to Fanjiatai Prison to pick him up. The prison guards told his family around 9:00 a.m. on March 11 that Wuhan City 610 Office agents had taken Mr. Yu away. Mr. Yu's family had to return to Wuhan City and look for him, going from one brainwashing center to another, and finally they learned that Mr. Yu was held at the Yangyuan Brainwashing Center in Wuchang District.


Mr. Yu Ganghai was illegally arrested on March 10, 2003 for practicing Falun Gong. Participating in the arrest were Wuhan City 610 Office agents and officers from Domestic Security Division of Division One of the Wuhan City Police Department. Dongxihu District Court sentenced Mr. Yu to nine years in prison on December 5, 2003. Three other practitioners who were arrested together with Mr. Yu were also sentenced. Mr. Xu Jianjun, who was given a 13-year term, is still being held in Fanjiatai Prison; Mr. Xie Fengyi and Mr. Liu Yongsheng were each given eight-year prison terms.


Mr. Yu Ganghai kept practicing Falun Gong firmly after he was sent to Fanjiatai Prison in January 2004. The prison guards took turns torturing and verbally abusing him until early in the mornings. During the nights he was forced to stand in an army posture for more than one hour. The guards did not allow him to talk to others. One day at around noon Mr. Yu dozed off. Guards then kicked him and beat him severely. In July 2004, criminal inmate Li Bing used various methods to torture Mr. Yu. In the morning Li would refuse to let Mr. Yu eat his breakfast and at noon he wouldn't allow Mr. Yu to rest. On top of all this, Mr. Yu was forced to perform a heavy workload every day, which he could not endure. When he was sent back to the second floor where his cell was located, he had to use his hands to help himself get up the stairs.


Nine years of illegal imprisonment and abuse did not change Mr. Yu's steadfast belief in Falun Gong. Even though his term has expired, CCP agents have covertly taken him to Yangyuan Brainwashing Center for further persecution, where he is currently detained.



Deng Bin, Wuhan City 610 Office head: +86-27-82402420, +86-27-82611496


Please refer to the original Chinese article for more people and offices involved in the persecution.