Older Mr. Zhao Fei Paralysed From Being Tortured in Masanjia Forced Labour Camp

Mr. Zhao Fei, a 53 year-old Falun Dafa practitioner, lives in Dalian City, Liaoning Province. At the end of July 2007, the officers of the Developing Zone 610 Office1 took him into custody. He was detained in the Zone Detention Centre. After about two weeks, he was transferred to the Drug Rehabilitation Centre in Dalian City. While he was detained, Mr. Zhao explained the facts about Falun Gong to people. The police sentenced him to forced labour without notifying his family.

On September 24th, Mr. Zhao was taken to the No. 8 Team of the No. 2 Division in Masanjia Forced Labour Camp. He refused to cooperate with the unjust demands and spoke out for justice for Falun Gong. Male director Gao locked Mr. Zhao in a small cell and tormented him. He bound Mr. Zhao to an iron chair2 for more than 15 days. Moreover, the guards hit him with an electric baton and beat him violently. As a result, both of Mr. Zhao's legs became desensitised and paralysed. When he was in the canteen, the guards often connived and incited criminal inmates to drag Mr. Zhao around. After being dragged down the stairs and over the pebbled ground, his legs and feet began to bleed.

Once he was confined and tortured on the iron chair for one week straight. The guards constantly shocked him with electric batons. The cruel treatment finally made him faint. He was taken to the Affiliated Hospital of the Shenyang Medical College, where he was diagnosed with regeneration obstructing anaemia. On November 17th, his family entrusted a person to bring him home from the hospital.

Ms. He Chunyan, Mr. Zhao's wife, was once detained. She developed boils all over her entire body and went into a trance-like state due to the persecution. At present, she is still unable to take care of herself.

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1. "The 610 office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.

2. Iron Chair: The "Iron chair" is made of iron pipes. Victims are restrained on the iron chairs with both arms and legs tied for a long period of time, see illustration at http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2002/1/9/17577.html

Chinese version available at http://minghui.org/mh/articles/2007/11/22/167003.html

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