Date: January 11th, 2019 1:50 AM
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OTTAWA—Crammed into a cell with 13 other sleep-deprived inmates, strong-armed into singing the Chinese national anthem and forced by shouting guards to watch state television — a Canadian man detained in China last fall is offering a glimpse of what he says life was like for him on the inside.
Jason Cigana, a 39-year-old originally from the Montreal area, had been living and working in China’s southern city of Shenzhen for six years when he was arrested by Chinese police in October. He was locked up for three weeks and eventually deported.
Cigana said his arrest came a few days after he made what he describes as “racially charged” comments on an online chat group made up of mostly expatriates. He admits he also made a “very insensitive” remark about the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, in which Japanese troops killed many thousands of Chinese people.
He says he regrets both and he never thought his comments would reach an audience outside the 88-member group on the WeChat platform. He said screen shots of the conversation were shared widely on social media in China — and reached tens of millions of people.
The remarks were translated from English to Chinese, but he says his words were twisted to sound a “hell of a lot worse.”
As his comments spread, they stirred up a lot of public outrage, to the point his conversation made national news in China.
Cigana, who’s married to a Chinese national with whom he has a four-year-old son, learned making such statements also violated local laws.
Fearing a backlash, he holed up at home for days. Then, Chinese police came knocking at his door.
He was detained, interrogated for several hours and released, several times over four days.
Police eventually locked him up for three consecutive weeks.
Cigana described the conditions he faced inside the detention centre as “terrible.” Fourteen people packed into one cell and a shower that consisted of a cup and a bucket, he said.
He recalled the lights being left on for 24 hours a day, and cranked up at night. Barking dogs, slamming doors and shouts from guards made it almost impossible for detainees to ever get any shut-eye, he said.
“The rooms are monitored, so let’s say if you’re sleeping and you cover your eyes they’ll start screaming through the intercom to not cover your eyes,” Cigana said.
The guards also forced him to sing the anthem, vow loyalty to China and absorb propaganda on state TV, he said.
“If you turn away from the television during this time you are yelled at and berated,” he said. “It’s something straight out of Nineteen Eighty-Four.”
Months after his detention and deportation, Cigana’s case continues to haunt him.
A website in his name has appeared online and he said it’s designed to ruin his reputation. Purportedly created by his family to seek forgiveness on his behalf, it’s a mix of English and Chinese and talks about what a mess his life has become since “saying horrible disrespectful and insentience (sic) comments about China,” taking “photos of perverted nature” and “saying many pro-Hitler and anti African American culture.”
Cigana said his reputation has been further damaged by other postings on online chat rooms made in his name. Some of the postings are sex-related requests that he had nothing to do with.
“None of it is true,” Cigana said.
When police took him in for questioning, Cigana said his name had yet to appear in any Chinese news stories. But shortly after he left the police station the first day, he said, a photo of him taken during his interrogation as well as his passport information were already circulating on social media.
Cigana has consulted lawyers in an effort to get the website and the postings removed from the internet but he’s been told the process will be difficult and expensive.
As he hunts for work that will help him sponsor his family’s immigration to Canada, Cigana fears he will have difficulty finding any if potential employers Google his name. He’s considered changing it.
He says he “messed up.”
“Not that there’s an excuse — my wife is Chinese, my son is Chinese,” Cigana said. “I don’t hate Chinese people. I guess it was just a case of sometimes we go a little bit hard on the internet without realizing it’s not a game. You can be punished for it. It’s something that essentially ruined my life.”