April 28, 2014 | By a Minghui correspondent from Heilongjiang Province, China
(Minghui.org) Mr. Song Zhanli was illegally arrested on March 28, 2008, by officers from the Huayuan Police Station. He was taken to the Nangang District Detention Center in Harbin City, where guards instigated criminal inmates to physically abuse him. They pulled his hair and repeatedly slammed his head against the wall, resulting in a fractured skull.
Torture Re-enactment: Slamming the head against a wall
On March 31, 2008, Mr. Song was transferred to the Tonghe County Detention Center, where he was interrogated many times by Liu Peimin from the Tonghe Domestic Security Division and Zhang Xiaohui from the Tonghe Procuratorate. After several failed attempts to force Mr. Zhang to reveal the names of other practitioners, Liu and Zhang managed to convince officials at Tonghe County Court to sentence him to 11 years in prison.
Mr. Song was initially taken to the Hulan Prison in Harbin. He was later transferred to Daqing Prison, where he has been tortured in the 7 th ward for the past several years. Criminal inmates Cong Liding and Ding You beat Mr. Song and denied him food. Guard Zhang Chunsheng slapped him in the face and guard Li Chunhe beat him with a baton.
Mr. Song is now being held in the 5 th ward of Daqing Prison.
Home Ransacked and Forced to Leave Home
Liu Peimin and a group of officers from the Tonghe Domestic Security Division broke into Mr. Song’s neighbor’s home, who is also a practitioner, at around 11 p.m. on July 18, 2007, but Mr. Song managed to escape. Although he was able to avoid being arrested, officers still ransacked his home and confiscated a large number of truth clarification materials, a printer, computer and other personal belongings.
Mr. Song was forced to stay away from his home for almost a year, until he was arrested in March 2008.
Mr. Song was born on May 25, 1969, and is from Chengxi Village in Tonghe County, Heilongjiang Province. He started to practice Falun Gong in 1998.
Category: Accounts of Persecution