Engineer Mr. Zhang Yulong Abused in a Mental Hospital for Over Ten Years

Name: Zhang Yulong
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Address: Unknown
Occupation: Engineer at the Nanjing Fourteenth Research Institute
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2002
Most Recent Place of Detention: Nanjing Brain Hospital
City: Nanjing
Province: Jiangsu
Persecution Suffered: forced injections/drug administration, beatings, detained in mental hospital

Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhang Yulong, a former engineer at the Nanjing Fourteenth Research Institute, has been held in the Nanjing Brain Hospital (a mental hospital) for over ten years. His wife has been telling their child that Mr. Zhang is abroad.

It has been reported that Mr. Zhang is being forced to take medication and receive injections every day. He has been greatly harmed both physically and mentally. He has become delirious and can no longer take care of himself.

Mr. Zhang was held in Fangqiang Forced Labour Camp in 2000 and 2001. In 2000, the labour camp authorities sent personnel to Masanjia Forced Labour Camp to be trained. When they returned, they escalated the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.

They implemented a method called “affiliated three” to strictly monitor and abuse practitioners. Two inmates are assigned to monitor one practitioner around the clock, even when he is using the toilet or washing. If the practitioner being monitored “behaves well” (meaning he renounces his belief in Falun Gong), the two inmates accumulate credits to reduce their sentences. With such enticement, the criminal inmates severely abuse the practitioners and deprive them of their basic human rights. The practitioners are not even allowed to speak to other practitioners.

In April 2001, the inmates hit Mr. Zhang in the face with shoes. Mr. Zhang’s head, face, nose, and mouth became swollen and disfigured.

Mr. Zhang was released from the labour camp later in 2001. He was forcibly taken to the Nanjing Brain Hospital in 2002. Zhang Chang’ai and several officers from the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) of the Nanjing Fourteenth Research Institute threatened Mr. Zhang’s parents many times and forced them to sign a paper giving permission for Mr. Zhang’s hospitalisation.

Nanjing Fourteenth Research Institute, Mr. Zhang's former employer, is a large institute that employed nearly 300 practitioners before the persecution of Falun Gong began. However, since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) instigated the suppression of Falun Gong in July 1999, the institute has become the focal point of the persecution in the Nanjing area.

Two practitioners from this institute have died as a result of the persecution. Mr. Ma Zhenyu, Mr. Wang Jianbin, and Ms. Jiao Liqun were fired, and Mr. Ma and Mr. Wang were sentenced to seven and six years in prison, respectively. Ms. Zhang Aidong and Mr. Yu Jianshe were pressured to retire early. Several dozen practitioners were forced to leave their key positions. At least a dozen practitioners were sentenced to forced labour, and many were detained. About 70 practitioners were taken to brainwashing centres, and some of them were repeatedly detained. Officials also extorted large sums of money from some practitioners. Ms. Jiao Liqun, Mr. Zhang Yulong, and another practitioner were forcibly taken to mental hospitals, and Mr. Zhang has been detained at the Nanjing Brain Hospital for over ten years.

We are calling for urgent action to rescue Mr. Zhang and help him regain his life.

Parties involved in the persecution:

Zhang Chang’ai, deputy head of the 610 Office of the Nanjing Fourteenth Research Institute: +86-13851621534 (Mobile), +86-25-83711820 (Home)
Nanjing Brain Hospital: +86-25-82296102 (Daytime), +86-25-82296072 (Evening), +86-25-83726557

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