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Yu Wensheng’s Letter of Complaint

August 11, 2015

[Translation by Human Rights in China]

On August 11, 2015, Yu Wensheng filed a letter of complaint with the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, Shijingshan District’s government, Supervisory Bureau, and the Procuratorate, demanding an investigation into the actions and responsibility of the Shijingshan Branch of the Beijing Public Security Bureau for the abuse and disguised acts of torture inflicted on the complainant.


Letter of Complaint

To: The Beijing Public Security Bureau
Complainant: Yu Wensheng
August 11, 2015

Defendant:  Shijingshan Branch of the Beijing Public Security Bureau.

Demand: An investigation into the behavior and responsibility of the Beijing Public Security Bureau’s Shijingshan Branch for the abuse and disguised acts of torture inflicted on Yu Wensheng.

Facts and reasons:

On August 6, 2015, after 23:00, more than ten people (two were in police uniforms) from the Bajiao Substation of the Beijing Public Security Bureau’s Shijingshan Branch picked the lock, forced open the door, and broke into Yu Wensheng’s home to criminally detain Yu Wensheng for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” They searched his entire house without a search warrant, and confiscated items such as laptops (items have been returned).

For the 24 hours Yu Wensheng was detained, he was in handcuffs (during the first 10 hours, his hands were cuffed behind his back), and had to sit in a fixed position on a metal chair up until ten minutes before his release. Yu Wensheng had no way to sleep during his detention and was restricted in urinating. His basic physiological needs were violated. The actions of the Bajiao substation constituted abuse and disguised acts of tortured inflicted on Yu Wensheng. Because the Bajiao substation is not a legal person, Yu Wensheng is asking for an investigation to be carried out in accordance with the law into the actions and responsibility of the Beijing Public Security Bureau’s Shijingshan Branch for the abuse and disguised acts of torture inflicted on Yu Wensheng.