(Minghui.org) A 43-year-old former middle school teacher suffered a mental breakdown and became incapacitated after being imprisoned and tortured for more than 11 years for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. Mr. Luo Wenbin’s parents had to take care of him because he wasn’t able to work.
As he started to recover, Mr. Luo, who is from Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, went out to distribute informational materials about the persecution, only to be arrested on September 1, 2020. While he was being held in the Nanchang County Detention Center, his elderly mother fell in February 2021 and later passed away. His father applied to the authorities for Mr. Luo to attend her funeral, but his request was denied.
Mr. Luo, who was also denied family visits, was secretly sentenced to one year. He was recently released after having served the time.
Prior to his latest one-year prison sentence, Mr. Luo had been detained three times and sentenced to prison twice, first for seven years and then for four and half years. While in custody, he was held in solitary confinement, subjected to brainwashing, and tortured. The school where he worked fired him. His college diploma and teaching license were confiscated.
After Mr. Luo finished serving his second prison term in March 2014, he was plagued with constant headaches, convulsions, tremors, and sometimes uncontrollable shouting. He and his family suspected that the guards had put psychotropic drugs in his food, a form of abuse used on many practitioners.
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