June 13, 2017
A young female Chinese human rights lawyer has revealed the suffering she underwent in jail after she and other human rights lawyers were arbitrarily arrested in China for their defense of persecuted Christians.
On a social media post she made last month after she finally regained her freedom, Li Shiyun said she was “brutalized” in prison by Chinese jail authorities, China Aid reported.
Li said she was kidnapped and arrested by Chinese authorities on July 10, 2015 as part of a nationwide crackdown on human rights attorneys.
For six months, she was locked up and isolated in a dark cell. She was then transferred to another detention facility.
Li said she was drugged during her time in jail. China Aid says this is a method of torture commonly used against arrested human rights lawyers.
She was also forced to stand still for 16 hours and chained to a chair designed as a torture device for a week, with the guards not allowing her to move.
Moreover, she was made to sleep “head-to-head” with a criminal who had been sentenced to death.