A New Life Gained from Practising Falun Gong, Mr. Zhang Rongyue Now in Critical Condition after Being Tortured in Prison

Name: Zhang Rongyue
Gender: Male
Age: 59
Address: No. 3 Group, Tongxin Village, Xiangyang Town, Guanghan City
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Most Recent Arrest: March 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Wumaping Prison
City: Guanghan
Province: Sichuan
Persecution Suffered: imprisonment, detention

Mr. Zhang Rongyue from Guanghan City, Sichuan Province, was sentenced to four years in prison for his belief in Falun Gong. He is being brutally tortured in Wumaping Prison in Muchuan County, Leshan City, Sichuan Province. He is very weak and in critical condition.

Mr. Zhang served in the army from the age of 16 to 22. He was stationed in Manzhouli, a place with a harsh climate. He worked hard and was very well liked by his superiors and his fellow soldiers. After being overworked, he suffered from many illnesses such as severe arthritis, heart disease, and high blood pressure, along with other health problems. He eventually developed late stage stomach cancer, which caused him and his family a lot of stress. After practising Falun Gong, his illnesses disappeared and he became healthy again.

Falun Gong gave him a second life. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began suppressing Falun Gong in July 1999, he would take down slogans slandering Falun Gong that were posted in public. In March 2011, he was arrested while he was removing slanderous posters. He was later detained in the Guanghan Detention Centre for more than six months and sentenced to four years in prison by the Guanghan Court.

Mr. Zhang was sent to Wumaping Prison on January 9th, 2012. A few days later, the prison called his family and said he “was trying to commit suicide.” Mr. Zhang was known to have said that Falun Gong practitioners should not commit suicide, because Falun Gong clearly prohibited killing and suicide. We believe that the CCP authorities must have been trying to cover up an unspeakable crime when they used the excuse of “suicide” for his condition.

Mr. Zhang's wife and son immediately drove to the prison, which took them over ten hours. When they saw Mr. Zhang the next day, he was a completely different person. He was very weak and did not say anything.

How could such a dramatic change occur in just two weeks? The prison authorities told the family that he suffered from severe heart disease, high blood pressure, etc. When Mr. Zhang's wife and son visited him at the Guanghan Detention Centre on December 29th, 2011, he was in good physically and mental health. The detention centre authorities can attest to this.

Wumaping Prison in Muchuan County, Leshan City, Sichuan Province:

Zhu Wei, warden
Tian Yi, deputy warden: +86-833-4379003 (Office)
Huang Ruosong, director of the Guanghan 610 Office: +86-13700917236 (Mobile), +86-838-5227234, +86-838-5240806

Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2012/2/4/252715.html

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