Mr. Zhong Dongsheng, one of the 13 practitioners arrested in July 2014, was brutally beaten during the arrest and later tortured during interrogation. He became emaciated and weak after a hunger strike and both of his legs became swollen.
Arrested and Home Ransacked
Officers from the Linshui County Domestic Security Division broke into a practitioner's home where 13 practitioners were reading Falun Gong books on July 25th, 2014. They arrested all of them. (For more information: Many Falun Gong Practitioners from Linshui County Arrested)
Mr. Zhong Dongsheng, was brutally kicked and punched during the arrest and his entire body was bruised. Several officers carried him into the police car.
After his arrest, the director and several police officers from the Yuanshi Police Station broke into his home and ransacked it.
Tortured During Interrogation
Mr. Zhong was taken to the county hospital for a blood sample after the arrest. It is noted that Chinese authorities take blood samples from practitioners for possible future organ harvesting. He was later detained in the old police department.
The police took turns interrogating him. When he refused to cooperate he was tortured and deprived of sleep. The police threatened to put him behind bars.
To protest the arrest and torture, he went on a hunger strike. He became weak and emaciated and both his legs became swollen. The police brought in his sister and brother to try to get them to persuade Mr. Zhong to eat so they would escape any responsibility.
Mr. Zhong and his wife run a home clinic and their baby boy is just four months old. His mother, who lives with them, suffers from a severe heart problem. His arrest has put his family in a difficult situation.
Summary of Key Persecution Facts:
Name: Zhong Dongsheng (钟东胜)
Address: Linshui County, Sichuan
Occupation: Clinic Owner
Date of Most Recent Arrest: July 25th, 2014
Most Recent Place of Detention: Linshui County Old Police Department (邻水县 老公安局 )
Persecution Suffered: Sleep deprivation, beatings, torture, force-feedings, home ransacked, interrogation, detention
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