Four Lawyers Release Declaration after Release from Heilongjiang Illegal Detention Center, China Aid News
From the Declaration by:
April 13, 2014:
3. While we were being detained, we learned, and we are now more clear, that many lawyers and our citizen friends quickly got concerned for us and tried to rescue us. We have also learned that many lawyers and citizens were harassed, stalked, beaten and even detained by the police for trying to rescue us. We hereby give our sincere thanks to your concern, appeal and rescue efforts. We also implore you to continue to show concern and rescue those 14 citizens who are still being detained at Jiansanjiang Public Security facilities for trying to rescue us. They are Qu Yanmin, Jiang Jianjun, Zhang Shengyu, Sun Dongsheng, Li Baolin, Chen Jianxiong, Yuan Xianchen, Li Fawang, Liang Yan, Zhao Yuan, Zhang Shiqing, Li Dawei, Zhang Yan and Chi Jinchun. We also implore you to continue to show concern for the safety of the lawyers who are going to Jiansanjiang to rescue these citizens.
4. We implore you the friends to continue to show concern for the citizens who are being detained in black jails and their family members and do your best to provide help and legal assistance for them.
Lawyer Detained in Heilongjiang Black Jail Shares Accounts of Events, China Aid News
"After I started yelling, the man behind me began to hit me, too. The two of them knocked me to the floor and beat me violently for at least three minutes. With kicks and punches raining down on me, all I could do was cover my head with my hands and continue to shout in a loud voice.
"When other people came in after hearing my shouting, I could no longer sit up. Whenever I move a little, there was excruciating pain in my back. I realized I had an injury to my lower back. I was too weak to lift my head to see who they were. They claimed to know the law, but I knew it was impossible for him to fight for justice for me. He certainly didn’t disappoint me. He uttered some halfhearted words, got up and went away.
"With unbearable sadness and anger, I said some of the strongest words I’ve ever said. “Yu Wenbo, unless you kill me today, I, first of all, will never cooperate with you. Don’t even think you will get a word of written record from me. Second, if I don’t die today, I will definitely sue you when I get out and I will not stop until I die.”
"Little did I know that he wouldn’t care; he threatened me. “Wait and see what will become of you. I’ll put you in criminal detention immediately, and I’ll execute you.”
"He continued to mutter other words. After that, he sent in an assistant police officer named Ma to watch over me; he simply ignored me. During lunch time, I requested a meal. The answer was “Nobody has eaten yet. How can you eat?”