For Zhang Chuanqiu, an unfortunate 27-year-old prisoner in China, his jail sentence over a loan dispute has proved to be a lot worse than anyone ever bargained for and a lot worse than he deserved!

His arms were chained so tightly that flesh began to grow over the shackles as he wastes away in an illegal prison.

Village officials locked Zhang to a cowshed back in 2005 and to date he is still shackled at least as far as anyone knows.

“They are always inflamed and ooze pus all the time. But we have no money so I have to rely on charity or the good heart of a hospital or doctor to save my hands,” says Zhang who is always in pain.

Ha this man already served enough of his sentence?

Some would clearly say, yes indeed!




M Dee Dubroff is the penname of this freelance writer and former teacher originally from Brooklyn, New York. A writer of ghostly and horror fiction, she has branched out into the world of humorous non fiction writing and maintains eight web sites covering a wide variety of topics. She also writes feature articles for several local newspapers. Her book entitled: A Taste of Funny, and her website, Eat, Drink And Really Be Merry ( feature many well researched and humorous articles on the subject of food and drink.