The Brutal Persecution of Mr. Zhao Lanyi from Shandong Province

Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhao Lanyi lives in Zhuangke Village, Yangzhuang Town, Yishui County, Shandong Province. Once when he went to distribute leaflets exposing the persecution to Checun Village he was targeted and beaten by four men who were deceived by the lies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

As they were kicking Mr. Zhao, a fifth person said, "Falun Gong practitioners are good people. They don't do bad things, but [only] good things." No matter how the individual tried to persuade the four to stop beating Mr. Zhao, they didn't listen, but instead dragged him away.

They then took off Mr. Zhao's belt and used it to whip him all over his body. One man especially hit Mr. Zhao's ribs and chest. Under such cruel torture, Mr. Zhao still continued to inform them about the true nature of Falun Gong. However, they refused to listen. Their hands were injured from beating Mr. Zhao, and they tried to frame him by accusing him of biting them. Mr. Zhao replied, "Our Teacher teaches me to not fight back when punched or insulted. We are doing the right thing and are good people. No matter how brutal you are, I will not fight back." They continued to beat Mr. Zhao for over an hour. As a result, they became exhausted and could not even lift their arms.

That evening, the Yishui Town police came and detained Mr. Zhao in a basement. They didn't allow him to use the toilet. The following day, he was sent to the Yishui Detention Centre. There, a prison guard tried to kick Mr. Zhao, but ended up hurting himself instead. He then ordered criminal inmates to take off Mr. Zhao's clothes and beat both of his legs until they turned black. His head, two ribs and chest were also injured.

In the evening, to keep Mr. Zhao from sleeping, the prison guards ordered the inmates to smoke cigarettes and blow the smoke at him, and constantly shake him. During the day, they dragged Mr. Zhao and forced him to sit for the whole day. On December 18th and 19th, the guards sent him to the centre hospital for a check-up. They intended to continue torturing him during the examination, but failed.

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