Mr. Sun Changjun Dying in Jilin Prison
Name: Sun Changjun(孙长军)
Date of Most Recent Arrest: Unknown
Most recent place of detention: Jilin Province Prison (吉林监狱)
Persecution Suffered: Beatings, solitary confinement
(Clearwisdom.net) (By a correspondent from Jilin Province) Mr. Sun Changjun is one of the eight Falun Dafa practitioners that took part in tapping into the Changchun City cable TV network in March 2002. Of those eight practitioners, only two are still alive. One is Mr. Sun and the other is Mr. Liang Zhenxing, who is incarcerated in Shiling Prison located in Siping City, Jilin Province. Mr. Sun is currently confined to the Aged and Crippled Ward in the Jilin City Prison. The long-term brutal mistreatment has left him with a severe case of tuberculosis, and he is as thin as a skeleton and dying.
On March 5, 2002, eight channels of the Changchun City cable TV network broadcast the programs "Falun Dafa Spreads Throughout the World," "Self-Immolation or Deception?" and others, lasting 40-50 minutes. This incident shook the whole world and enabled many people to learn the truth about Falun Gong being persecuted in China. Jiang's regime was stunned and, in a frenzy of revenge, arrested more than 5,000 people. At least six practitioners were beaten to death in March 2003. One of the participants, Mr. Hou Mingkai, was on the 610 Office most wanted list with a 50,000 yuan reward. He was arrested on August 21, 2002, and dead as a result of torture two days later.
In mid-September 2002, 15 practitioners were sentenced to between 4 and 20 years in prison due to their involvement in the many cable TV tapping incidents. Mr. Sun Changjun was sentenced to 17 years and taken to the 40th Ward in Jilin Province Prison. Upon his arrival that same night, guard Li Yongsheng instructed prisoners Wu Shaochen, Cui Lijun, and Han Mingjun to beat Mr. Sun with rubber hoses, fracturing a rib on his left side.
On September 23, 2003, Mr. Sun wrote a solemn declaration to denounce any and all statements he had made while being brutally tortured in prison, stating they were null and void. Tenth Ward guards Wei Xianghui and Caui Longzhe put Mr. Sun under "strict-control" for more than 70 days, which resulted in his losing 50 pounds.
In July 2004, guard Wang Yuanchun tried to force Mr. Sun to talk with Jilin Province 610 Office agent Zhang Anshan, but Mr. Sun refused. Wang threatened Mr. Sun, saying that he would put him under "strict control" again.
In July 2005, Mr. Sun vomited blood due to having pleural cavities on both lungs, which indicated his tuberculosis was already in the late stages. He should have been bailed out for medical treatment a long time prior. From November 2007 to the present, Mr. Sun has suffered from fluid in his chest and abdomen, but the prison administration still refuses to release him.
September 10, 2009