Name: Song Xu
Address: Zhengzhou City, Henan Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: November 2002
Most Recent Place of Detention: Zhengzhou Municipal Prison
Persecution Suffered: Arrest, brainwashing, beatings, imprisonment, torture, force-feeding
Mr. Song Xu was arrested and sentenced to 11 years in prison. While imprisoned in Zhengzhou Municipal Prison, he has been beaten and brutally tortured.
Zhengzhou Municipal Prison is located at 61 East Songshan Avenue, Xinmi City, Henan Province. The prison primarily holds male Falun Gong practitioners.
On October 13th, 2008, Mr. Song Xu was taken by officer Wang Shuwei to the basement of the prison and tortured for saying “Falun Gong is good” and refusing to be “transformed” [forcibly renounce Falun Gong]. He was brutally beaten as part of the torture. His intestine ruptured during the beating, and he was taken to Xinmi Hospital. The prison does not allow outside communication, so it isn't clear whether Mr. Song was able to recover, or if he is even still alive.
If the practitioners refuse to give up their beliefs, the prison guards will also reassign them to different cells in order for other inmates to torture, insult, or beat them.
Prior this this, Mr. Song was tortured in the “Education Division.” This division is infamous for insulting and beating practitioners. Guards Feng Xiaohui and Zhang Zhiqiang ordered several inmates to beat and abuse Mr. Song for extended periods of time. They fractured his leg. He was put in a small wooden cart and made fun of and humiliated every day. Mr. Song held a hunger strike to protest the persecution, but the guards force-fed him. During the force-feeding, they deliberately fed him very hot soup to make it hurt more. The torture lasted for several months.
More information about Mr. Song Xu can be found at http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/3/13/46009.html
Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2011/3/13/237535.html
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