Mr. Sun Jun Tortured in Prison
(Minghui.org) Mr. Sun Jun’s family recently learned that he has been held in solitary confinement in Shenyang City No.1 Prison during the pandemic this year. Sometimes the guards beat him with his head covered. His family is worried that his life is in grave danger.
Mr. Sun, a Dalian City, Liaoning Province, resident, is serving time for his faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
He and his wife, Ms. Zhang Xia, an elementary school teacher, were arrested in 2016 for filing criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, the former communist regime leader who ordered the persecution. Mr. Sun was sentenced to seven years and two months in June 2017, while Ms. Zhang was given seven years and five months. Both of them were also fined 10,000 yuan.
Ms. Zhang is currently serving time at Liaoning Province Women’s Prison. Mr. Sun was first held in Nanguanling Prison before being transferred to the Shenyang City No.1 Prison.
Both Liaoning Province Women’s Prison and the Shenyang City No.1 Prison have been brutally persecuting Falun Gong practitioners over the past 21 years. The pandemic that broke out late last year provided the prisons with yet another excuse to cut off all communications between the practitioners and their families, so as to cover up the atrocities taking place behind their high walls.
When Mr. Sun was first taken to the Shenyang City No.1 Prison in late 2017, he was held in the 19th ward, the most strictly managed and known for its brutal treatment of Falun Gong practitioners. To try to force him to renounce his faith, an inmate named Wen Tie twice covered his head with plastic bags to suffocate him. He almost died from it.
Wen Tie also slapped Mr. Sun's head and face with his shoe. After Mr. Sun passed out, the guards secured his fingerprint on a prepared statement to renounce his faith in Falun Gong. When Mr. Sun’s family later demanded that the prison hold Wen accountable, the prison authorities replied that their surveillance camera was broken, so there wasn’t any evidence that Wen tortured Mr. Sun.
Mr. Sun’s lawyer also filed numerous complaints against Wen and the prison director, but the local procuratorate, courts, and prison administration bureau all turned a blind eye to the matter.
Mr. Sun was transferred to the 4th ward in March 2018. The ward director Zhang Lin sprayed his eyes with pepper water. Mr. Sun’s family later reasoned with Zhang and he admitted torturing Mr. Sun. Zhang was given an internal warning.