April 12, 2014 | By a Minghui correspondent from Heilongjiang Province
(Minghui.org) Six practitioners in Daqing City Prison were beaten when they refused to do hard labor on March 24, 2014. One of them was left severely injured.
Guards Brutally Beat Mr. Yang Chengshan
When the prison guards assigned work to inmates and practitioners at around 3:00 p.m. on March 24, 2014, most of them then went to the workshop, but six practitioners refused to go. They told the guards that they were not criminals and therefore were not obligated to work.
Guard Zhang Zhijie brutally beat Mr. Yang Chengshan, punching him in the head and kicking him. Zhang and deputy division chief Lu Xiangwu then beat Mr. Yang with batons, leaving his left eye severely bruised and swollen. He still feels dizzy from the beatings.
Torture re-enactment: Brutal beating
Stripped Naked and Forced to Stand in the Bitter Cold
Lu Xiangwu later ordered inmates to strip the six practitioners naked and forced them to stand in the bitterly cold wind for a long period of time. The guards then burned the practitioners’ clothes, with the excuse that they did not have the words “criminal” printed on them.
The six practitioners are Mr. Fu Wenchang, Mr. Wang Jinyu, Mr. Yang Chengshan, Mr. Zhang Baosheng, Mr. Wang Kun and Mr. Zhang Xingguo. They now have to sit in the workshop all day.
Beaten for Wearing Clothes with No “Criminal” Sign
On March 11, 2014, Lu Xiangwu noticed that Mr. Zhang Baosheng was wearing a new pair of pants and that his clothes didn’t have the word “criminal” on them. So he ordered Mr. Zhang to be put in solitary confinement, but the division chief disagreed. Lu then beat Mr. Zhang.
Lu ordered Mr. Wang Jinyu’s clothes be taken off on February 24, 2014, so that they could put a white strip with the word “criminal” onto his clothes. Mr. Wang refused to wear the clothes afterward, declaring that he is not a criminal. Lu took off Mr. Wang’s belt, folded it in half and began to punch him in the head. Mr. Wang’s face was severely swollen, and he was very dizzy after the beating.
Lu and team leader You Lizhu once took off Mr. Wang’s winter jacket and pants, and had them burned. Mr. Wang was then forced to stand in the cold in only his undershirt and underpants for more than an hour.
Category: Accounts of Persecution