China: Torture leaves freed Tiananmen dissident mentally ill



Lest we forget this other side of China, that we don’t talk about much any longer since there is so much money to be made there: “After 16 years, Tiananmen dissident Yu Dongyue was finally freed from prison yesterday, but with his mental health impaired. […] According to a fellow dissident who visited him later in another prison he was subjected to beatings and torture. He showed scars on his head and other evidence of extensive abuse and appeared to have suffered a complete mental collapse — he did not recognise life-long friends and kept repeating words over and over. Other inmates said he had been tied to a pole and left in the sun for several days before being locked in solitary confinement for another two years. Upon his release, he reportedly could not recognise family members and kept mumbling to himself.” (story)