Chinese Research Scientist Suffers Mental Breakdown: Tortured in Tuanhe Labour Camp

Lin Chengtao, a research scientist at the China Xiehe Medical University and a Falun Dafa practitioner was abducted and taken to Beijing Tuanhe Labour Camp. He was then tortured to the point of mental breakdown, and became unable to function independently, because he refused to give up his belief in Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance.

About Lin Chengtao and his family

He was abducted by police in September 2001 and was illegally sentenced to one and half years in the Tuanhe labour camp. In the camp, he refused to co-operate with unjust orders. The police punished him by forcing him to remain in a squatting position throughout the nights. During the daytime, former practitioners [who have given up Falun Dafa due to intense pressure and torture and who are recruited to participate in the persecution] took turns attempting to brainwash him. Nothing, however, could shake his righteous thoughts.

On one occasion, when the "team" were conducting a head count in the hallway, Lin shouted out, from the bottom of his heart, "Falun Dafa is a righteous way!" Later he was put in solitary confinement, where the police secretly and cruelly torture Falun Dafa practitioners in the name of "concentrated training." The inhumanity included police shocking Lin Chengtao multiple times with electric batons. Up to 30 thousand volts were discharged each time. Enduring this horror caused Lin to have a mental breakdown. We do not yetknow the details of exactly who was responsible. The Tuanhe Labour Camp is trying to hide the truth to cover their crimes. The police claim that Lin is faking his condition so they can continue the torture.

Lin' wife, Zhang Xiaojie (a music teacher in Beijing' No.1 Middle School) was abducted to a brainwashing class last year. She never gave up even after undergoing two brainwashing classes for a total of 30 days. She was sent to a female labour camp in Beijing. Their two year old daughter has not seen her mother since. A happy family were thus torn from each other by Jiang Zemin!

Practitioners who met Lin Chengtao in the labour camp all know that he is a good man; he is clear-minded, always speaking with reason. He also has a good grasp of legal issues. The perpetrators who attempted to brainwash him could find no cracks in his righteous mind through which to shake his belief.

We hope all kindhearted righteous people in the world, all human rights organizations and all Alumni of Xiehe Medical University express their concern for Lin Chengtao' situation. We hope they will help stop these crimes which violate the Chinese Constitution and human rights. We also call on the international media not to listen to the lies of the Tuanhe Labour Camp. If journalists have the opportunity, please visit the "concentrated training team" personally. Then you will see that it is truly a "hell on earth." Please let all the media expose the evil and cruel torture that takes place there, and let more people know how brutally Jiang and his regime torture spiritual beliefs.

A Brief Biography of Lin Chengtao

Lin Chengtao, male, 35 years old, Master Degree, research scientist in the Institute of Fundamental Medicine, China Xiehe Medical University. He is the key researcher in the "State 863 Plan" funded project, "Malaria vaccine research and production", "genetic screening of a new malaria-resistance antibody" and the US-China Medical Foundation CMB project. He presented his findings to the national conference of the "State 863 Plan", representing his research group. His work has been highly praised by the meeting attendees and the experts in the field.

Lin Chengtao is a kind, righteous man. He always works hard. He has a good relationship with co-workers. His work ethics were highly praised by his colleagues and students. He started practising Falun Dafa in 1993. He was fortunate to attend Teacher Li Hongzhi' seminars. In just a few days, his bodily health underwent a change for the better. At the same time, he conducted himself according to Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. He was involved in compiling the "Ten Thousand Cases of Falun Gong Practitioners Health Improvement Report" to validate the goodness of Dafa. However, he was persecuted brutally after July 20th, 1999. His salary and housing privileges were taken away. He was abducted, sent to jail, brainwashed, and violently tortured. His wife and daughter were forced to become homeless. He was last abducted by police in September 2001 and sentenced to 18-months in a labour camp. He endured both mental and physical torture in the Tuanhe Labour Camp as detailed above. His experience reveals to the public the evilness of Jiang and his regime and distinguishes clearly what is righteous, and what is not.


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