Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Li Feng's family members went to visit him on December 28th, 2006, at No. 4 Prison in Shijiazhuang City. They noticed his sallow complexion and profound weakness, to the point that he was unable to keep his eyes open. His eyelids drooped and he was short of breath. It appeared to indicate that his heart disease and hypertension had not improved. Even so, the officials in charge still refused to release him.
Li Feng is from Qudi Village, Anguo City, the Baoding Region in Hebei Province. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being tortured for several months for his involvement in the video exposing the persecution broadcasts that tapped into the local cable system. He was once tortured so brutally in Shijiazhuang City's No. 4 Prison that he suffered a mental collapse. Li Dongpu, Anguo City Police Department's present political commissioner, conspired with the Baoding Region Police Department to force Mr. Li to eat something that appeared to be candy floss at the time of his arrest. After ingesting this substance, Mr. Li's mind unclear, and he experienced memory loss. He was weak for months. To date his vision is still blurry, and he has completely lost his hearing. Li Feng has been suffering from symptoms of panic attacks, shortness of breath, hypertension, and severe swelling in the lower limbs. He has lost consciousness many times, once for two days. His condition is extremely precarious. Around the 2006 Chinese New Year his family members requested that he be bailed out for medical treatment, but the prison authorities refused permission to let them see him, denying the fact that Li Feng was suffering serious symptoms.
Li Feng's father's letter of appeal to different leaders:
To Whom It May Concern, greetings:
I'm an old man from Qudi Village in Anguo City. Our son, Li Feng, has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for practising Falun Gong. He is in Beijiao Prison (No. 4 Prison) in Shijiazhuang. Our son is now suffering from symptoms of panic attacks, shortness of breath, and general weakness, which have reduced him to nothing but a skeleton. He can barely open his eyes.
Since Li Feng had hypertension and heart disease before he started practising Falun Gong, we are extremely worried about his condition. We went to the prison's education section several times but were told, "You don't know anything about the law. You'd better go home and learn more about the law before you come to see us!" We pursued this matter and talked with the relevant personnel about it, including the 610 Office1 leader in Anguo City, who said to us, "Nobody cares about this matter. It would be a case for bail on medical treatment if anyone bothered about it." We don't know whom to turn to for help. We have asked many doctors and lawyers and all have said, "Go to see the leaders and ask for his release on bail for medical treatment. He is in such poor condition, if he is not released he will die!"
Whom shall I go to for help? I thought about the possibilities and decided to write you a letter.
In your position, you should uphold justice for us ordinary citizens. I also believe that you will treat this issue fairly after reading this letter.
My son was weak and constantly ill ever since he was a child. But he is a very kind person and always happy to offer help to others. Later, he gained good health through practising Falun Gong. He became even more thoughtful in taking care of us and often told us how he conducted himself in daily life and how he had helped others and thought of other people. We felt very content, seeing that our son was so sensible and showed such devotion to his parents.
However, after my son was arrested for practising Falun Gong in October 2002, the police department deprived him of food, water, and sleep for five days and nights. He was extremely hungry and thirsty and was craving a drink of water. Someone took something that looked like candy floss from his pocket and told my son to eat it. After my son ate it he lost his hearing and vision and could not remember anything. My son was taken to Xushui Detention Centre in that condition. He called us a few times to ask for money and things he needed, but we had no money and had to ask for help from relatives and friends.
We missed our son very much and were very worried about him. We went to visit him many times, but were not allowed to see him. We had to leave the money and things we took to him with the duty officer and go home. It was like this each time we went to see him. Our son also missed us very much. He went on a hunger strike for a month before he was allowed to see us.
We did not recognise our son when we saw him. He only said a few feeble sentences to us. Only then did we know that he never received any of the money or things we had left for him. From then on we dared not send any money or things unless we saw him in person. In the end we also lost all contact with our son. We were not even informed when he was transferred to Beijiao Prison in Shijiazhuang.
My son spent the first winter in prison with only a thin layer of clothes. Later, for reasons we don't know, he suffered a mental collapse. We felt extreme anguish when we saw our son's suffering. He missed us very much and was extremely worried about our circumstances at home. He was under an extremely heavy mental burden, and his blood pressure rose to 180. He developed symptoms of panic attacks, shortness of breath, and had total physical weakness. He was extremely exhausted and had no appetite. Once he lost consciousness for over ten hours.
My wife and I are both 70 years old. When I was young I fell and injured my back. Even today I cannot do any heavy work. My wife has stomachaches all year round and suffers from gastroptosis (prolapsed/downward displacement of the stomach). Her condition is worsening and she is often in tears from missing our son. Our grandson cannot attend school because we do not have money to pay the school fees. Our daughter-in-law is also in no position to do any heavy work. She suffered a stroke shortly after the birth of our grandson. Our son, Li Feng, was the pillar of our family. Without him it is like the sky has fallen. Now that my son's health has deteriorated to such an extent we really do not know what to do.
We felt even more anxious when we heard that Yang Xiaojie, who was also detained in the Beijiao Prison, was deprived of family visits for a year. When he was eventually released on medical bail early this year, the doctors complained and said, "It's too late to bring him here. There is nothing we can do. You'd better start to prepare for his funeral." Yang Xiaojie passed away less than a month later. He was only 40 years old and had been in good health before his arrest. We are so fearful that such a thing may happen to our son as well.
After you have read about our family's plight, please consider our difficulties and understand how desperate we feel about rescuing our son. We have no connections or means to help our son. For the sake of our son's life, please release him!
Li Feng's Father
Qudi Village, Anguo City, Baoding Region, Hebei
Relevant institutions and personnel
The No. 4 Prison in Hebei Province (Beijiao Prison in Shijiazhuang City)
Address: Beihuanxi Rd No. 3 (or P. O. Box 131), Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, Post Code: 050061
Tel: 86-311-87751912, ext 6534, 6241, 6216, 6264, 6324, 6264, 6324, 6457, 6521
Warden Xiao Feng:Warden Wei Wensheng: 86-311-87718069 (Office), 86-13503111686 (Mobile)
Administration section: Zhuang Guangjun, Wang Jianqiang, Section Head Bian
Education section: Wang Guobin, Zhao Jun
Intelligence section: Wang Xinzhan
Internal guard brigade: Yue Yuhai
Officers in Ward 9, Branch Box 12 of P. O. Box 131
Heads: Liu Shuangjie, Liu Wenxu, Cheng Tongjin
Political heads: Zhang Liguo, Zhao Donglai
Team leaders: Liu Bin, Zhou Zhongshe, Zhao Wenzhong, Ding Haitao, Zhang Wenchao, Ye Guojun, Zhu Jianhui
Information can also be sent to division leaders and political heads, P.O. Box 131, Wards 1-10, Ward 11, Ward 13, Ward 15 and the prison hospital ward
Wang Lei: 86-13930408279
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.
Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2006/12/31/145814.html
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