Imprisoned Man Regularly Tortured for Refusing to Renounce His Faith
(Minghui.org) A native of Huaian County, Henan Province has been regularly tortured in Zhengzhou Prison for refusing to renounce his faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.
Zhengzhou Prison is a centralized location used by Henan Province authorities to incarcerate male residents given jail time for practicing Falun Gong. The guards there are directed to use every means possible to torture practitioners without facing consequences. Guard Cao Yu once claimed, “There’s nothing to worry about. Beating a Falun Gong practitioner to death is easier than crushing an ant!”
Mr. Li Junqi was arrested on June 24, 2014 and sentenced five months later, though his exact prison term remains to be investigated. Ever since his admission to Zhengzhou Prison in late 2014, he has been subjected to various forms of abuse, and he is now in grave condition.
Mr. Li’s supporters worry that he may face the same fate as Mr. Fu Jinquan, another Falun Gong practitioner who was once jailed in the same prison and died three hours after being rushed to an ER for torture-induced injuries.
Recent Episodes of Torture
Four inmates were instructed to beat Mr. Li on July 16, 2016, barely two weeks after Mr. Fu’s death. Mr. Li had bruises and wounds all over his body.
More than ten people gave Mr. Li another round of beatings two days later. The perpetrators included Zhao Weijie, Zhang Jianfeng, Sha Kun, Wang Hongzhuang, Kang Haiyang, Li Guosheng, Jing Xiaobing, and Li Weixing.
Despite Mr. Li's severe injuries, guards Niu Xiaoxue and Liu Dongbo handcuffed and shackled him.
On March 25, 2017, Mr. Li was beaten for more than two hours by Sha Kun and Cao Yu. He was left with a two-centimeter-long gash on his head.
Six days later, guard Shang Hongzhang and a few others shocked Mr. Li continuously for five minutes with electric batons. Inmate Wang Xinlong claimed, “We’re not afraid of stubborn Falun Gong [practitioners]. Guard Shang has enough tricks to deal with them!”
Mr. Li suffered a seizure after the electric shocks.
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