(NOTE: English text below Chinese)
Chinese peasant Zhengzhong Chen, 62, of Datian, Fujian, has wanted to talk to President Hu Jingtao for over a decade.
Chen claimed to have been beaten by his neighbors, who were protected by the local police. After Chen reported his neighbors to the local police, he was asked to pay ¥5000 to the police as a process fee. Despite the money, which was a big sum for a peasant in 1997, the police not only refused to take the case, but warned Chen not to mention it any more.
When Chen sued his neighbors and Junxi Police Station at Datian County Court and won in 1998, he was revenged, this time with the help of Datian County police. According to Chen, on Nov. 30, 1998, Lijiang Fan and others of Datian County Police Station broke into his house, handcuffed him, hung him from the top of a window, beat him, kicked him, electrified him and needled his penis till he passed out. After that, he was put to prison and was there for 15 days.
On June 28, 2001, Chen was put down on his way to sue Datian Police. The revengers hit him on the head with handcuffs, kicked his forehead, chest, throat, back, etc, then hung him in the air. Since then, Chen lost his ability to walk. Not only that, he was sentenced to be in prison for two years and a half. He was released as result of bad health on Aug. 28, 2008. Now he wants to talk to the highest leader of the country about his mishaps.
The above content is based on Chen’s letter to President Hu.