(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wang Qingsheng, a retired employee from the Xiangtan Steel Ltd., was arrested on August 27, 2015 and held in the company's security department.

Detained and Abused

Zhou Yongyou, the head of the Social Stabilization Office of Xiangtan Steel Ltd., and several police officers broke into Mr. Wang Qingsheng's home at 2:00 p.m. on August 27, 2015. They dragged Mr. Wang into the police vehicle and took him to the interrogation room of the security department at the Xiangtan Steel Company for 16 days without any legal process.

The arrest and detention were directed by the Xiangtan City 610 Office and Yi Chuanzhong, head of the security department for Xiangtan Steel Company.

Mr. Wang told them that the arrest and detention were illegal when he talked to Yi on the afternoon of August 28.

Yi hit Mr. Wang in the face. Mr. Wang as a result, got dizzy and his ears are still ringing. He also threatened Mr. Wang with harm. Mr. Wang was not allowed to take a shower, was given only a few small steamed buns a day, and water only for dinner. They also withheld food for two days.

Persecuted by Staff from the Xiangtan Steel Company

Mr. Wang was imprisoned for 9 years, detained in detention centers or brainwashing centers 13 times and his home was ransacked 9 times since the onset of the persecution of Falun Gong. Xiangtan Steel Company staff has actively participated in the persecution of Mr. Wang.

The Xiangtan Steel Company officials pressured Mr. Wang's son, also an employee at that company, to monitor his father and report on him. They also threatened Mr. Wang's son. To escape the pressure, Mr. Wang's son quit his job and has not found a stable job. Xiangtan officials promised the young man to rehire him if he could make his dad quit Falun Gong. He now believes that all his misfortune was caused by his dad and wants to disassociate from him.

Xiangtan Steel company withheld Mr. Wang's pension for over 13 years. Therefore, he found another job, but the staff from the steel company forced the company to fire him.