(Minghui.org) A dozen officers in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, ransacked an attorney’s home on April 11, 2021. After finding several Falun Gong books, they arrested Mr. Zhu Yubiao.

Mr. Zhu was held in a brainwashing facility for five days before being released on April 16. The police revealed that they have been monitoring him on a regular basis. They threatened to arrest him and detain him in a brainwashing center again if he continues to practice Falun Gong.

As the first lawyer who dared to defend practitioners of Falun Gong in Guangdong after the Chinese communist regime began to persecute this spiritual discipline in 1999, the local judicial authorities labeled Mr. Zhu an “anti-revolutionary” and revoked his license to practice law.

For upholding his faith and defending fellow practitioners, he was arrested three times and incarcerated for over three and half years in total. His latest arrest was carried out by officers from the Haizhu District Police Department, the Xingang Police Station, the district Political and Legal Affairs Committee, and the local community.

Attorney Zhu Yubiao

Mr. Zhu, 50, has a Master’s degree in law from Sun Yat-sen University and practiced law at the Guangda Law Firm and GFE Law Office. He was a man of integrity and did not shy away from standing up to the powerful that abused their power to persecute innocent people. He often defended minorities for no or reduced fees. His good deeds put him in the news twice.

Mr. Zhu defended three Falun Gong practitioners in 2005 and 2006. At one of the hearings, a prosecutor suggested that the defendant should have practiced in private to avoid being arrested.

Mr. Zhu was arrested on February 10, 2007, and tortured in Guangzhou City 3rd Forced Labor Camp for a year and a half. The guards tortured him with a Tiger Bench, put him in the position of “Flying an Airplane,” waterboarded him, poured cold water on him in the winter, smashed his fingers and toes, and deprived him of sleep.

Torture illustration of the Tiger Bench: The guards tie the victim's legs tightly to the bench with belts. They then put bricks or other hard objects under the victim's feet and keep adding layers of bricks until the belts break.

Torture illustration of Flying an Airplane: The head is bent all the way down while the hands are pulled up as high as they will go against the wall. The practitioner is forced to hold this position unchanged for a long period of time

The Guangdong Department of Justice suspended his license to practice law because of the 2007 arrest.

He was arrested again on August 18, 2010, and a Haizhu District Court judge sentenced him to two years in Beijiang Prison. After his term was up in 2012, the authorities transferred him to Sanshui Brainwashing Center and tortured him for two more months.

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Category: Accounts of Persecution