Former British consulate employee Simon Cheng, who was detained by mainland authorities for 15 days in August after visiting Shenzhen. He made a statement “For the Record: An Enemy of the State” about his case through Facebook.
He said he was kept buckled to a torture chair that prevented him from moving, deprived of sleep and accused of being a British spy and secret agent. At one point, he was grabbed by the hair in an attempt to unlock his phone by facial recognition.
He was asked three types of question: 1.) The UK role in the Hong Kong “riots”; 2.) his role in the “riots”; and 3.) his relations with mainlanders who joined the “riots”. “I was interrogated for days and days, hours after hours,” Cheng said.
He also said: “I was hung [handcuffed and shackled] on a steep X-Cross doing a spread-eagled pose for hours after hours. I was forced to keep my hands up, so blood cannot be pumped up my arms. It felt extremely painful.” The officers said they had a “rule” that he should seek their permission to speak (by saying “report, my master”). If he didn’t follow this rule, then they slapped his mouth and face with unknown weapons (felt like a sharpen baton). ......
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