Falun Gong Practitioners Brutally Tortured in Shenyang City's Dongling Prison
(Minghui.org) Over 800 people are imprisoned in Dongling Prison in Shenyang City, including many Falun Gong practitioners. The management is closed off and communication with the outside world is forbidden; thus the prison's persecution of practitioners has been hard to expose. Based on known information, Dongling Prison guards brutally torture practitioners in an attempt to “transform” them. Every year many people die within this prison, and dozens of practitioners are still imprisoned there. Whenever a practitioner is released, the 610 Office immediately takes him away.
Practitioners in Dongling Prison have witnessed ten deaths. Before the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party, prison authorities attempted to forcefully “transform” each Falun Gong practitioner. The practitioners were deprived of sleep and beaten until they were seriously injured or disabled. Mr. Kang Tiewei from Benxi, Liaoning Province, was beaten until his leg was broken and his teeth were knocked out. Mr. Kang was in the prison for almost six years after he was arrested at his home at midnight on April 13, 2007.
Falun Gong practitioner Jiao Lin is a 56-year-old former sales representative at the Fengcheng Turbocharger Plant. Mr. Jiao was arrested on May 6, 2011 and stood trial in the Fengcheng Court at 9:00 a.m. on May 24, 2011. As a result of being tortured, he couldn't stand upright during the trial and could barely walk. He was thin, and his face was as pale as wax. His right eye was bruised, and traces of cigarette burns could be seen on his chin and on the corners of his mouth.
Mr. Jiao was often badly beaten by four or five monitors as well as the team leader. He has been sent to the hospital emergency room several times. Witnesses saw him having to be supported by two people many times. Li Ronghua is the political head of the second prison ward. The team leaders, Li Runbin and Yan Zhengyuan, admitted to fastening handcuffs on Mr. Jiao and forcing him into a certain position for extended periods of time. Mr. Jiao's whole body is now swollen and he is in critical condition.
For more details about the persecution of Mr. Jiao Lin, please read: “Practitioner Mr. Jiao Lin from Fengcheng City, Liaoning Province Subjected to Physical Abuse and Torture Again; Family Files Complaint” (http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2011/6/4/125809.html)
Falun Gong practitioner Lin Bo from Fushun City was sentenced to eight years in prison. He was tortured in Dongling Prison until he had renal failure. His whole body became swollen. He has now been released.
Mr. Lin Bo, 51, was the former section chief of the Fushun Bank. At around 8:00 p.m. on January 12, 2005, more than twelve police officers from the Fushun City Police Department broke into Mr. Lin's home and arrested him. In June 2005, he was sentenced to eight years in prison. During his detention in Dongling Prison, he was subjected to inhuman torture. The prison guards often beat him and shocked him with electric batons. Mr. Lin used to be a healthy person but now suffers from renal failure and his whole body is swollen. His legs have stiffened and he has difficulty walking. He is on the verge of death. When his family came to visit him, they could barely recognize him.
Mr. Xu Dawei from Qingyuan County, Fushun, Liaoning Province, was sentenced to eight years of imprisonment in 2001. He was terribly tortured in Dongling Prison. He suffered a mental collapse and organ failure, and was not able to eat. After he was brought back home, within 13 days, he passed away on February 16, 2009. Injuries and marks from various torture methods were found on his body.
During a secret trial, Falun Gong practitioner Cui Jingyong, who is a resident of Yi County in Liaoning Province, was sentenced to six years in prison. He was sent to Dongling Prison on December 28, 2012.
Falun Gong practitioner Tang Yiqing of Dandong City was sent to Dongling Prison for four years without any formal legal procedures on July 13, 2002. Despite brutal torture, he refused to give up his belief. His body was covered with scars. By the time he was released in 2006, the skin on his legs had turned black. After he resumed practicing the Falun Gong exercises, he recovered.
Forty-nine-year-old Song Wenliang is a farmer from Majin Village, Huiyuan Township, Fushun City. He was arrested and sent to Dongling Prison in January 2008. Two criminals were assigned to monitor him day in and day out. He was forbidden to do the Falun Gong exercises and forced to undergo “transformation.” He eventually had pleura inflammation and dropsy of the chest, and his abdomen was terribly bloated.
Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhang Wei from Dalian City, Liaoning Province was sentenced to a ten-year prison term by the Chinese Communist regime in 2005. He was transferred to Dongling Prison on July 13, 2012 and imprisoned in an isolated room for those with infectious diseases in the prison hospital. As a result of the persecution, Mr. Zhang is now severely emaciated and extremely weak. There is serious cavitation in his lungs. Despite being in critical condition, he is still forced to go through “transformation” with a mask on every day.
Jailers involved in persecution:
Chai Guangze, Education Department of Dongling Prison. He attempted to forcefully “transform” each Falun Gong practitioner one by one.
Chang Hong and Tian Kuncheng, the Fourth Ward of Dongling Prison
Li Runbin, the Second Ward
Li Jiawen, from the Sixth Ward