Mr. Liang Yuncheng is from Fengcheng City in Liaoning Province, and he was arrested on March 7th, 2009. He is being brutally tortured at the Erlongshan Prison. Officials and guards are trying to brainwash him and threatening him with further imprisonment.
Liang Yuncheng is forty-two years old and firmly believes in Falun Gong. In recent years, his family has been broken up, and he has lost his parents. Mr. Liang used to be a teacher at a middle school. Later, he passed an exam for a position at the Fengcheng City Court and started to work there. Mr. Liang began to practise Falun Gong in 1996 and follows Truth-Compassion-Forbearance in his daily life.
After the Jiang Zemin [former leader of China and instigator of the persecution] regime started the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20th, 1999, Mr. Liang was transferred to the Water Resources Bureau of Fengcheng City after he refused to give up practising Falun Gong. At the Water Resources Bureau, he continued to do an excellent job. Every year, he won an award for good work, and he never gave up practising Falun Gong. Because of this, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecuted him and forced his wife to leave him.
On January 3rd, 2006, Mr. Liang was arrested when distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling people the facts about Falun Gong in Kuandian County. He was then taken to the Benxi Brainwashing Centre. In order to force him to give up Falun Gong, they sent a dozen people to talk to him day and night, so he couldn't sleep for over ten days. They also beat him using police batons. When he still refused to give up practising Falun Gong, they stretched him and tied him up on a bed twice, for 21 days at one time. Mr. Liang still firmly maintained his belief in Falun Gong. He was then taken to the Anshan Brainwashing Centre.
Mr. Liang's parents were in their seventies. When they learned that their son had been arrested and tortured, they were devastated. His mother went to Kuandian County and Benxi City several times, trying to visit him, but she wasn't allowed to see him. Finally, at the Anshan Brainwashing Centre, she saw her son. Mr. Liang used to be about 215 pounds. However, when his mother saw him, he was very thin, weighing less than 145 pounds. He couldn't see clearly, and most of his hair had either fallen out or turned grey. His mother was heartbroken at the sight. When she got home, she told Mr. Liang's father in tears about their son's condition. His father fell ill after that and was diagnosed with stomach cancer. He wanted to see his son one more time, but the police refused. About twenty days later, his father died. Two months later, his mother also passed away.
On January 3rd, 2008, Liang completed the imprisonment term and was released. When he got home, he learned that his parents had died. He went to his parents' graves and cried for over four hours there. Mr. Liang went back to work, but his salary was cut dramatically at the CCP's orders. Mr. Liang's wife knew her husband to be a very good man. However, placed under tremendous pressure, she divorced him in April 2008.
On March 7th, 2009, someone reported Mr. Liang as he was distributing leaflets exposing the persecution and telling people the facts about Falun Gong in Hepanxincheng District. The National Protection Squad of the Fengcheng City Public Safety Bureau immediately sent police cars to arrest him. Four policemen pulled his hair, twisted his arms behind his back, and pushed him down on the ground. They stepped on his head with their boots and beat him up. Then they took him to the Beishan Detention Centre.
During the detention, the police brutally tortured him. They tied his hands and feet to iron rings on the ground so that he couldn't move. He was not released even to go to the toilet. He started a hunger strike, and the police force-fed him. He suffered tremendously both physically and mentally.
The torture continued until March 13th, when he was taken to the Erlongshan Prison. The CCP claimed that they would sentence Liang to at least three years of imprisonment and swore that they would "transform1" Liang.
Li Hongquan is the Deputy Secretary of the Politics and Law Committee, and Ma Xiuli is a policeman from the National Protection Squad. They are both actively involved in persecuting Liang Yuncheng. They are still planning to sentence him to a forced labour camp or prison.
1. "Reform or Transform" Implementation of brainwashing and torture in order to force a practitioner to renounce Falun Gong. (Variations: "reform", "transform", "reformed", "reforming", "transformed", "transforming", and "transformation")
Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2009/3/28/197933.html
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