Shuang Shuying, 79, Released from Prison, Her Open Letter Reveals Torture
Shuang Shuying was released from prison yesterday (February 8) to visit her dying husband, Hua Zaichen. She has issued an open letter describing her torture and thanking those who have been praying for her, “Every time when my son came to visit me and shared with me that brothers and sisters from all over the world had been praying for me, I felt greatly strengthened and empowered which has enabled me to continue to live.”
2/8/09 China (ChinaAid) Shuang Shuying, 79, was released today from prison and went immediately to see her dying husband, Hua Zaichen, 91, in the hospital. She sent an open letter to ChinaAid revealing how she was tortured in prison and thanking those around the world for their prayers and support (Read below.).
Hua Zaichen has been banned from seeing any visitors except direct family members and 7-8 military police now are guarding the entrance of the hospital. The Hua family’s home is being monitored closely by PSB officers and Shuang Shuying’s son, Pastor Hua Huiqi, and his wife are being followed wherever they go.
Shuang Shuying wrote “A Letter of Thanks to All the Brothers and Sisters All Over the World” on February 8:
I am Shuang Shuying, 79 years old. Two years ago, my son Hua Huiqi was put in jail by the Chinese police. In order to force my son to compromise his faith and betray brothers and sisters, I was sentenced to two years in prison as a hostage by the Public Security Bureau. During my imprisonment, the PSBs of Beijing went to my prison interrogating, threatening and harassing me numerous times. They even directed other prisoners to take off all of my clothes and forced me stand alone outside in the evening without letting me sleep.
The PSB officers even forced me to drink my own urine. They threatened me not to tell anyone about the tortures I experienced. During these terrible circumstances, I prayed without ceasing. I asked God to give me strength. Every time when my son came to visit me and shared with me that brothers and sisters from all over the world had been praying for me, I felt greatly strengthened and empowered which has enabled me to continue to live.