Falun Gong Practitioner Mr. Pan Xujun Brutally Persecuted in Hongzehu Prison in Jiangsu Province
Name: Pan Xujun (潘绪军)
Address: Pei County, Jiangsu Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: September, 2002
Most Recent Place of Detention: Hongzehu Prison (洪泽湖监狱)
Persecution Suffered: Detention, illegal sentencing, imprisonment, force-feedings, severe beatings, brainwashing, sleep deprivation, torture, physical constraint.
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Pan Xujun was an English teacher at the Junior High School in Pei County. He was illegally arrested in September 2002 and sentenced to nine years of imprisonment by the Pei County Court. He suffered brutal persecution at Hongzehu Prison in Jiangsu Province. He was deprived of sleep, police used a syringe to inject water into his nostrils and eyes, many of his bodily functions were damaged and he became severely disabled. His cervical vertebra and lumbar were deformed and he was extremely weak. Mr. Pan was released in November 2010. The following is Mr. Pan's experience in prison.
From February to May 2009, Pan Xujun was on a three-month hunger strike to protest his brutal persecution. He requested that Hongzehu Prison unconditionally release him. During his hunger strike, and also for the following six months, Sheng Zaocai, the head of the Second Section of the prison, and policeman Zhang Yuansheng from the Fifth Section, instigated criminals to torture Mr. Pan, trying to force him to give up his belief in Falun Gong. Those criminals include: Yang Jiwei, Wang Hui, Zhang Ruimin, Li Dongdong, Li Jun, Zhu Qingpeng, Liu Dong, and others. The torture included: force-feedings, beatings to the face, brainwashing, and sleep deprivation for several days. They pushed Mr. Pan to the ground and poured cold water on him. On several occasions, policeman Zhang Yuansheng held Mr. Pan to the ground and poured water into his mouth and nose. Zhang Yuansheng and criminal Yang Jiwei brutally rubbed Pan's right ear, which caused great pain. As a result, Mr. Pan's ear swelled up and became deformed. At night, the criminals took turns watching Mr. Pan. Yang Jiwei, Wang Hui, Zhang Ruimin, and Li Dongdong tied him to his bed for many days even when he was already very weak from the hunger strike. In order to deprive him of sleep, Yang Jiwei put various flavors of instant noodles on his mouth. He also injected water into Mr. Pan's nose and eyes. Li Dongdong used straws that he took from a mat to poke into Mr. Pan's nose. Policeman Sheng Zaocai forcibly pushed Mr. Pan's head down so that he couldn't move. Mr. Pan's neck was hurt and he is still afflicted with the injury today.
Torture re-enactment: Brutal force-feeding
Even through months of torture, Mr. Pan didn’t give up his belief in Falun Gong. Sheng Zaocai then ordered criminals Yang Jiwei, Wang Hui, and others to grab Mr. Pan's arms and bang them against Falun Gong books on a table for thirty or forty minutes. This damaged the books and the table top and the table legs were broken. Mr. Pan's arms were swollen for months after this incident.
After months of continuous torture, Mr. Pan was extremely weak and was near death. His blood pressure dropped to 43, the normal range being 80–120. For some time, he couldn't remember things that happened even that same day. His heart was weak and still today, you can’t feel his heart beating even if you press your hand on his chest. One day he slowly bent down two or three times, but then fainted and lost consciousness. During the force-feeding, Xu Xuebing, the head of the prison hospital section, broke two of Mr. Pan's teeth, and his teeth are still loose today.
In May 2009, Mr. Pan's experience of the hunger strike and other things that he suffered in the prison were exposed on the Clearwisdom website. For a short time, the prison guards eased up a little. However, in order to get promoted, get more retirement benefits and receive more “transformation results,” policeman Zhang Yuansheng forced Mr. Pan to stand in line, answer to orders, and wear the prison uniform. After he got drunk, he often punched Mr. Pan's face right in front of the prison monitors. He also deliberately ordered Mr. Pan, who has a disability in his hip, to sit on a bench for over twenty hours every day. He didn't allow him to lean on the wall or sleep. In the early winter, he poured water on Mr. Pan. Criminals Zhang Ruimin from Pizhou and Zhu Qingpeng from Pei County, poured cold water on Mr. Pan's winter shoes and clothes so that he couldn't go to sleep. Criminal Wang Hui from Suqian tried to stop Mr. Pan from practicing the Falun Dafa exercises. He beat Mr. Pan many times causing his face to become swollen, and for him to vomit blood.
Towards the end of 2008 and early 2009, around the time when Mr. Pan was on the hunger strike, policeman Yao Dongya, the head of the Fifth Section of the prison, was on duty. He repeatedly ordered criminals Qiu Zhaxi, Zhang Lei, and Zhang Zhongyin to grab Mr. Pan's arms, shirt and foot shackles and drag him to the lines of criminals. They forced Mr. Pan to the ground and held him there. Sometimes, criminals would sit on Mr. Pan and almost choke him to death. This torture went on for several months. Mr. Pan's clothes were torn and he had to sew them up himself. They got torn again and he had to sew them up again. Yao Dongya also instigated criminals to pour water on the icy ground and drag Mr. Pan along the ground. One day, criminal Zhang Lei from Pei County, under the instigation of Yao Dongya, grabbed Mr. Pan by the neck, held him under his armpit and dragged him over ten meters, which almost suffocated Mr. Pan to death.
Every morning before work, Mr. Pan called out loudly, “Falun Dafa is Good” and “Stop persecuting Dafa disciples.” Dong Heyin is a criminal imprisoned for theft for sixteen years. In February/March 2008, Mu Xiaocheng, the head of the Prison Section Five, instigated Dong to glue Mr. Pan's lips shut; rein in his mouth with rubber bands; cover up his mouth; and curse and beat him. Mr. Pan continued to call out loudly for a year and a half. Mu Xiaocheng also instigated criminals Luo Dongsheng, Chen Linfeng, Jing Feng and others to forcibly take Mr. Pan's winter clothes off. They only allowed him to wear a shirt and underpants. They ordered Mr. Pan to wear the prison uniform and handcuffs, but he refused to put on the uniform. He fought for his right to wear his own clothes. Because of this, Mr. Pan was repeatedly beaten by the criminals. They also handcuffed him. Mu Xiaocheng repeatedly commanded criminals to handcuff Mr. Pan so that he couldn't freely practice the Falun Dafa exercises.
Torture re-enactment: The torture, “taping the mouth”
Between 2007 and 2009, Mr. Pan tried to exercise his constitutional right of freedom of belief and practice the Falun Dafa exercises. However, because of this he was repeatedly beaten and tortured by criminals Bian Yongsheng, Jia Lianggui, Dong Heyin, Chen Zhiying, Qiu Zhaxi, and others. Bian Yongsheng from Huaiyin beat Mr. Pan's right hand with a sweeper while trying to stop him from practicing the exercises. The sweeper got damaged and Mr. Pan's hand was swollen and bruised for several days. His palm and fingers turned black and purple. Chen Zhiying from Xuzhou hit Mr. Pan on his hands, face and body many times, beating him to the ground, pouring water on him and pinching his neck. He almost suffocated Pan six or seven times. Qiu Zhaxi from Suining hit Mr. Pan's chest one night after work when they were on their way back to their dorm. Mr. Pan suffered severe chest pain and it took him quite a while to feel normal. His left eardrum was also punctured. He requested medical attention. Hu Juqiu, the head of the Prison Section Five, talked to the prison Politics Department and they arranged a fake medical exam to cover up the torture.
Police instigate criminals to beat Falun Gong practitioners
Kong Shuwei, the deputy head of Prison Section Five, repeatedly tried to stop Mr. Pan from practicing the Dafa exercises, using a variety of means: spraying hot pepper liquid on him, handcuffing him, and handcuffing his hands behind his back and to the shelves at the factory for several hours.
In September and October 2010, Jiang Zhaoyuan, the deputy head of the Prison Hospital Section, instigated criminal Zhang Jianguo from Yancheng to hit Mr. Pan's face while he was already very weak. Zhang tried to stop Mr. Pan from practicing the Dafa exercises. His lips were bleeding. Du Renjun, the head guard, instigated Zhang Jianguo and other criminals to forcibly take off Mr. Pan's winter clothes and made him wear a thin prison uniform. They didn't allow Mr. Pan to change back to his own clothes till half an hour later.
Pan Xujun started to practice Falun Gong in August 1996. His health improved and he was cured of various illnesses, including ear infection, chronic rhinitis, and chronic proctitis. Many years earlier, he'd had femoral head necrosis in his right leg and had surgery. After that, his hip became stiff and he couldn't freely move his leg. After he started to practice Falun Gong, his hip improved. He could even double-cross his legs for over an hour during the sitting meditation. This was truly a medical miracle. Even modern medicine is unable to achieve this.
Sheng Zaocai used to be the head of the prison 610 Office. Now he is the vice president of the Dahu Prison in Xuzhou.
The following is the address and phone number of Hongzehu Prison
in Jiangsu Province.
The Hongzehu Farm at the Sihong County in Suqian City in Jiangsu Province
Zip code: 223932
Phone number: 86-527-6478123