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Mao Rulun, 66 Dies from Persecution  
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Mao Rulun, male, age 66, was from the city of Jiujiang in the province of Jiangxi. In December 2000, he was abducted and taken to Jiujiang city's Majialong Labor Camp, where he was brutally tortured. When he was released, he was in such bad condition that he was unable to recover.

Prior to practicing Falun Gong, Mao Rulun experienced very poor health. He suffered from acute hepatitis and gallstones in 1998. Because he could not afford 5,000 Yuan for medical treatment, he became nearly paralyzed and unable to move by the end of the year. After he started practicing Falun Gong, he completely recovered.

Since July 20, 1999 when the persecution of Falun Gong began, Mao had been repeatedly detained. In December 2000, he was abducted and sent to the brainwashing center at the Majialong Labor Camp. In March 2001, he was sentenced to two years in the labor camp.

When Mao Rulun was detained in the second division of the labor camp, warden Tian Bengui tried to brainwash him every day. Mao was forced to make tungsten wire for light bulb filaments. Being very old with poor eyesight, Mao could not even see the tungsten wire. However, Tian Bengui still forced him to make it, hoping Mao would be "Reformed" 1 this way. After Mao said, "Falun Gong is righteous," Tian Bengui hung him up by his wrists using handcuffs so his toes barely touched the floor. He was hung this way for three days without any sleep. He was not allowed to use the toilet and both of his ankles were seriously injured by this torture.

Police officer Deng Chengsong from the second division incited the criminal Wu Binlin and others to torture Mao Rulun. Mao was hung from a window. The police officers told them to continue this torture unless his blood pressure became dangerously high. They hung him for three days without giving him anything to eat or drink. Later they hung him with both arms twisted behind his back. He weighed 190 lb and all his weight was on his wrists, causing the handcuffs to cut deeply into his flesh. As a result, his wrists were severely injured.

Mao Rulun was also handcuffed and shackled with a chain connecting his hands and feet so that his back was bent and he could not straighten up. At night he was handcuffed to the window and was not allowed to sleep.

In 2002, when Mao was finally released, his health was very poor because of the long-term torture he suffered at the labor camp. On February 11, 2004, he passed away.

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1 "Reformed" refers to a practitioner having publicly renounced Falun Gong.

type=Labor Camp, Majialong Labor Camp; location=Jiangxi,Jiujiang; type=case, torture; type=case, death


     
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