Torture of Practitioners in Jinan Prison Leaves Some Unable to Care for Themselves

Jinan Prison in Shandong Province has employed numerous torture methods to force Falun Gong practitioners to renounce their belief, including beatings, being subjected to freezing and sweltering conditions, sleep deprivation, injection of unknown drugs, and solitary confinement. Some practitioners have lost the ability to care for themselves as a result of such mistreatment.

Practitioners Left Unable to Take Care of Themselves

Ma Fujian

Mr. Ma Fujian, from Shanxi Province, went on a hunger strike and has been forced-fed and injected with drugs at Xinkang Hospital for two years.

Wang Wenzhong

Mr. Wang Wenzhong is a 43-year-old resident of Yishui County, Linyi City. Prison officials tore his letter from his family into pieces in front of him on March 8, 2017, because it contained unfavorable references to the facility. The act caused him tremendous mental stress. Mr. Wang had a cerebral hemorrhage on March 12. He is currently held in the prison hospital and cannot take care of himself.

Huang Min

Mr. Huang Min, 73, was an electrical engineering instructor at Jiamusi University. He was sentenced to 20 years in 2002 for tapping into cable television to broadcast programs countering the Chinese regime’s propaganda campaign against Falun Gong.

He has gone on hunger strikes more than 40 times and endured various physical and mental torture, including being locked in a small cage, forced to sit on a “small stool,” and severely deprived of sleep.

Due to mental stress, Mr. Huang suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in the middle of March 2017. He is currently being treated in the prison hospital and cannot take care of himself.

Other Cases of Abuse

Lu Fengtian

Mr. Lu Fengtian, a 44-year-old resident of Yishui County, went on a hunger strike twice in April and May 2017. He is currently being treated in the prison hospital.

Huang Shitang

Mr. Huang Shitang, a 66-year-old resident of Zibo City, was arrested during a dispute within a group on April 14, 2017. His injury from being kicked by a local police captain during his arrest has not yet healed.

Wang Zhongshi

Mr. Wang Zhongshi, a 65-year-old resident of Zibo City, went on a hunger strike for four days in the middle of December 2016 to protest propaganda broadcasts that slandered Falun Gong.

Liu Xingwu

Mr. Liu Xingwu, a 55-year-old resident of Weifang City, went on a hunger strike three times between September and December in 2016 to protest the authorities’ forcible “transformation” of practitioners, or forcing them to renounce their belief, often through physical and mental abuse. He had severe bleeding in his stomach.

Liu Liangmin

Mr. Liu Liangmin from Changle County was sentenced to three years and taken to Jinan Prison on January 19, 2017. He was on the verge of death from mistreatment by the local 610 Office, police department, and Changle Detention Center.

Mr. Liu was sent to Shandong Police Hospital for resuscitation. His family received a notice of critical condition from the hospital, but they were allowed to see him for only a few minutes.

Hao Wuzhong

Mr. Hao Wuxhong, a 68-year-old resident of Weifang City, was sentenced to nine years in prison. He has been incarcerated for eight years and is currently held in Ward No. 11 in Jinan Prison.

Mr. Hao was diagnosed with lung cancer at the end of 2016. His family has twice submitted an application for medical parole to have Mr. Hao treated at home. The second request was made on February 21. His family has not yet received a response from the prison.

Other Practitioners Under Close Surveillance

Mr. Yin Kaikui, a 48-year-old resident of Linqu County, Weifang City, was persecuted for more than 10 months starting April 25, 2016.

Mr. An Libo, a 50-year-old resident of Laiyang Township, Yantai City, was persecuted for more than six months.

Mr. Zhang Shoufeng and Peng Shuming, both 45, are still closely monitored within their groups.