November 28, 2001

( Zhang Xiangye, a Dafa practitioner being held in Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp, was handcuffed and forbidden to sleep for four days and four nights. After this the vicious prison officials demanded that she write various statements denouncing Dafa and promising never to practice. She refused to write anything and told them that she could not read or write. The prison officials then had someone else write the statements for her and told her to sign with her fingerprint, but she refused to do so. The inmates who were assigned to watch her bit her fingers and pressed her hand on the sheets. Afterward, they claimed that she had written the statements.

Wang Shiyun was once very determined in her belief in Dafa. The brutal jailors took her to a dark room on the third floor; all the windows of were covered with black cloth. Inside the room, there were two dim lamps, one red and one green, which constantly flashed on and off. The four walls of the room were covered with slogans slandering Master Li. Master Li's name was written everywhere on the floor. No matter where Wang stood, she had to step on Master's name. She was kept confined in this extremely unpleasant and disorienting environment. After subjecting her to this pressure, they ordered her to write the statements to give up practicing. She refused to write anything. Because she did not give in, they then used the method of punishing other inmates in the room, that is, they tortured others together with her. For example, they handcuffed her and then handcuffed everyone else in the room in the name of protecting her safety. This caused the other inmates to resent her, hate her, curse her and wanted to hurt her. The officials used this huge pressure to wear down her spirit, and finally they forced her to give in. However, as soon as she wrote the statements, they immediately treated her very nicely, were warm and considerate. Everyone smiled at her and liked her. Wang was eventually misled to follow the wrong path under such circumstances. If Dafa practitioners refused to cooperate with the evildoers, other inmates would say that they were not being good, not polite. After that, they would slander Dafa and say these people were not true practitioners, as they were not being benevolent and kind. They would then intensify the persecution and test practitioners most severely. I know that Dafa practitioner Wang Cha from Xinji, and also Sun Lianping have been suffering this way for days. I don't know what their condition is now.

One Dafa practitioner held a hunger strike to resist the persecution and was force-fed five times in a single day. Another practitioner was forced-fed a large amount of salt (about half a bag) and had to stop her hunger strike. She was so thirsty that she had to search everywhere for water to drink. Some practitioners were electrically shocked until their buttocks turned dark blue; they refused to give in and were shocked until unconscious. Other practitioners were punished with "Tying Up In Ropes"áthree times in one morning. (The police tie up the practitioner with a thin rope, circle the rope around his neck, and tie his hands behind his back. Then the police tighten the rope as tight as they can. The rope becomes tighter and tighter around the body of the practitioner, making it more and more difficult for him to breathe. The pain is so intense that the practitioner will sometimes lose control of his bladder. There is one instance when the rope was tightened enough to break a practitioner's arm.) One practitioner who was sentenced to forced labor was so badly injured by police abuse that she had to be carried into the Forced Labor Camp on a stretcher and could not even take care of herself. If one team cannot successfully brainwash a practitioner, she or he will be transferred to another team. If that person cannot be successfully brainwashed in Shijiazhuang, he or she will be transferred to another other city's Forced Labor Camp. The traitors described Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp as heaven. Actually, the vicious jailors there use extremely cruel means to persecute Dafa practitioners. There is no freedom at all. Five people, three inmates and two prison officials watch one practitioner, forcing practitioners to squat down outside for several days and nights, stabbing bamboo needles into their fingers, and other hideous tortures.

What I said here is only what I have personally experienced or heard first-hand. It is only a very small part of the whole story. Behind the scenes, how many brutal persecution cases have yet to be exposed? Please save these people. Save the compassionate Dafa practitioners. I call upon Dafa practitioners around the world, all kind-hearted people and all governments to save them through your kindness and your justice. I also hope all those policemen who still have some good thoughts and just minds immediately stop helping evil people do bad deeds.