Mr. Wu Dianzhong Lost the Ability to Take Care of Himself after Four-Year Incarceration in Gangbei Prison
Name: Wu Dianzhong (吴殿忠)
Date of Most Recent Arrest: January 12, 2009
Most Recent Place of Detention: Gangbei Prison (天津港北监狱)
Persecution Suffered: Illegal sentencing, imprisonment
(Minghui.org) Tianjin Falun Gong practitioner, Mr. Wu Dianzhong, was arrested on January 12, 2009 and sentenced to four years in prison. He was taken to the notorious Gangbei Prison on September 17, 2009. He was unable to take care of himself when he returned home in January 2013.
On September 23, 2009, Mr. Wu's fifth day in Gangbei Prison, four inmates, including Zhang Suo, Zhang Xiaoyue, Zhang Di, and Zhang Jianmin, attempted to force him to sit on a small stool from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. unless he renounced Falun Gong. Mr. Wu refused to cooperate with them.
The four inmates tried to push Mr. Wu onto the stool with force. They pressed down his feet and pushed his body forward. Then pressed down on his head. At that time, a noise came from Mr. Wu's back. All of a sudden, Mr. Wu felt weak all over and lost feeling in his upper body. The four inmates were in a panic and took Mr. Wu to the Gangbei Hospital (the prison hospital). Mr. Wu's blood pressure reached 260 mmHg, however, he denied treatment. The doctor asked him why. He said, “I will ask my family to sue the person who harmed me. They don't have the right to treat me like that.” Mr. Wu was carried back to the cell.
The four inmates pulled Mr. Wu out of bed at 5:00 a.m. the next day, despite the fact that Mr. Wu couldn't lift his back. Inmate Zhang Di pushed and hit Mr. Wu in the chest and rib area. Inmate Zhang Xiaoyue kneed Mr. Wu in the back. The guards who were monitoring in the control room must have seen it.
Mr. Wu was later checked and his blood pressure was 240 mmHg. He was hospitalized at the Gangbei Hospital.
Mr. Wu was released on January 12, 2013. He was not able to do any labor. He was diagnosed with unhealthy curvature of vertebrae between the chest and lower backbone, which showed signs of being cracked. Mr. Wu now has difficulty walking and experiences excruciating pain in his back. He can't even take care of himself.