Family finds imprisoned Chinese pastor in deep distress, 'brainwashed' by unknown medication regimen and parroting communist propaganda
by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) - A once-loving Chinese pastor and family man imprisoned 6 years ago by the Chinese Communist Party was found under severe psychological duress by his family members on their last visit to him December 13, and his daughter is seeking to expose the brutal methods by which the regime quells dissidence.
Zhang Shaojie was taken by authorities in November 2013 and charged with “gathering a crowd to disturb public order” for pastoring Nanle County Christian Church in Henan province, for which he is now serving a 12-year prison sentence.
His dauther, Zhang "Esther" Yunyun released a video after the most recent visit to the prison by Zhang's wife and sister describing the "worse and worse mental and physical situation" into which the pastor has descended.
"Someone has messed with the relationship of my family members," says Zhang, who relates that her father has been given an "unknown white tablet" by the prison doctor that has totally changed his behavior.
"Someone has brainwashed my father."
Zhang goes on to describe how her father "would usually greet my other family members, his parents, and care for my mother's health," but on this occasion he "lost his temper" and began yelling about how "everyone kicks me out!"
"Why is he still in prison under such a good leadership of Xi Jinping?" her father asked, revealing the government brainwashing he had apparently undergone.
She has vowed to "disclose the truth" about the Chinese Communist Party on behalf of her father, to "let every Chinese know the evil of the Chinese Communist Party."
Often dissidents are force-fed medication in Chinese prisons and indoctrinated with communist propaganda centered in President Xi Jinping's cult of personality, which in China rivals only that of former communist leader and mass murderer Mao Zedong.
In recent months China has stepped up its campaign to shut down house churches and assimilate official Protestant churches from the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, turning them into mouthpieces of Chinese socialism.