Beijing Man Drugged While Detained for His Faith
(Minghui.org) A Beijing resident was force-fed food that had been laced with unknown drugs, while being detained for his faith in Falun Gong. He experienced heart palpitations and excessive sweating as a result. Mr. Guo Shunqiang has now been indicted and is facing trial.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
Mr. Guo Shunqiang was arrested at home on March 2, 2019. The police pried open his door and confiscated his Falun Gong books and related materials without a search warrant.
When asked for their police IDs and where they were from, the officers refused to answer. They also refused to provide a list of the confiscated items.
Mr. Guo videotaped the police during the home raid. But the police later forced his wife to delete the video.
Mr. Guo was sent to Xicheng District Detention Center after passing the physical examination.
On March 23, Mr. Guo found out that the detention center staff were putting unknown drugs into his food, which lasted for a week. When he questioned a guard why they were drugging him, the guard remained silent.
Mr. Guo started a hunger strike in early August to protest the arbitrary detention. Several guards at the detention center force-fed him on August 11. One officer held his right arm so tight that he had sharp pain and soreness for more than a week, and was unable to lift his arm.
The officers drugged him during another forced feeding on September 7. Mr. Guo experienced an abnormal heart condition and excessive sweating afterwards and was sent to a hospital for medical care two days later.
The Xicheng District Procuratorate indicted Mr. Guo on September 25. The police provided three interrogation records to the prosecutor, but Mr. Guo said he was only present at one of them, and the other two were fabricated by the police.
Mr. Guo was released on bail on October 26, 2019.
Because he refused to give up Falun Gong, Mr. Guo was given two years of forced labor in 2006.