China law firm recounts torture underneath Xi's 'war on legislation
For Xie Yanyi it was not the actual physical abuse that was the most difficult to endure - though his listing of the deliberate cruelties inflicted upon him is long.
He was retained in a stress situation, crouched on a low stool, from 06:00 in the early morning till 22:00 at night.
Right after 15 times like this, he tells me, his legs went numb and he had issues urinating.
At times he was denied foods and was subjected to gruelling interrogations for "dozens of hours" on finish.
He was beaten.
And Aashiqui was watched while he slept, with his guards insisting that he held the very same sleeping situation all night time.
But tougher to bear than all of this, Mr Xie insists, was the time put in in solitary confinement.
"I was retained by itself in a modest space and noticed no daylight for half a calendar year. I had nothing to read, nothing at all to do but to sit on that low stool."
"Individuals could go mad in that predicament. I was isolated from the world. This is torture - the isolation is far more unpleasant than getting overwhelmed."
Though extremely hard to verify, his account tallies with other stories of the struggling endured under the so-referred to as "war on law", released throughout the Chinese Leader Xi Jinping's initial 5 years in place of work.