[Minghui Net]

On the morning of January 23 on Tiananmen Square, I held up a banner that read, "Falun Dafa Is Good" and I called out, "Falun Dafa is righteous!" "Restore the reputation of Falun Dafa!" Four or five cops punched me and kicked me viciously and pulled me on to a police van. At the same time, some other practitioners also held up banners in various places and they were also beat up and thrown into police vans. We were brought to the Tiananmen Police Substation and locked in an iron cage. There were already more than 50 practitioners detained there when we arrived. In the evening, we were sent to various police stations in five police vans.

I was brought to the Xicheng District Police Station and was detained illegally. In the next few days, the cops in the Preliminary Hearing Department kept interrogating me and persecuted me day and night using various ways, trying to get my name and address. One of the cops was called Yang Lei, a male cop in his thirties.

  1. Brutal Beating
  2. They turned my arms back up to the limit and pushed me down on the ground. Then they pressed a chair on my back so that I wouldn't be able to move. After that, they beat me all over my head, chest and back. When they got tired of beating me with their fists, they kicked me and hit me using a broken chair leg. Slapping on my face was the most common punishment. I suffered chest pains for more than 20 days afterwards.

  3. Electric Shocks
  4. They tied me to a chair and handcuffed my wrists to the back of the chair so that I wouldn't be able to move. Then they gave me electric shocks to my head, face, neck, chest, back, armpits, arms and wherever else they could reach. My skin became charred and my clothes stuck to it. My face was seriously deformed. They kept giving me electric shocks for more than two hours until somehow the electric prod broke into two parts. One of the cops still tried to use the live wires in the prod to give me electric shocks, but the broken prod in his hand suddenly got electrified without any reason and he got an electric shock himself. He screamed and stopped. I still have scars and bruises all over my neck, arms, and back.

  5. Personal Humiliation

One day at around 7pm, Yang Lei and another plainclothes cop in a cream-colored coat in his thirties called me out of the cell and brought me into a room. They locked the door and forcibly took off my clothes, claiming they wanted to try a new trick on me. Talking dirty words, they played with my genitals with a thin wooden stick. They kept doing this to me for about an hour and a half with their left hands and right hands alternately. These are the police who are supposed to protect the people. To me, they are more like beasts and psychopaths.

Provided by practitioners in Mainland China on April 1, 2001