The Persecution of Dafa Practitioners in Hainan Women's Labor Camp
(Clearwisdom.net) About 60 Falun Dafa practitioners have been illegally detained at the Hainan Women's Labor Camp (in Hainan province) last year. The practitioners there have experienced "the most evil, vicious and indecent persecution" in history. The evidence is shown below:
1. The labor camp deprives the Falun Dafa practitioners of their rights and attacks their dignity as human beings. Falun Dafa practitioners are especially forbidden to talk with each other. Once the labor camp staff suspects that someone has the articles of the Teacher [of Falun Gong, Mr. Li Hongzhi] or any notes, they summon a group of people to surround and forcibly search the suspected practitioner. Thus many practitioners have had to stage hunger strikes to protest.
2. The labor camp persecutes the practitioners through various inhuman means in order to stop them from studying the Fa and practicing the exercises.
1) If the practitioners recite Teacher's articles, they are cursed at by the staff. The prison guards incite the prisoners to beat up the practitioners. Once they strangled a practitioner until she became unconscious. Just for reciting the Fa (law and principles), another practitioner was dragged into a washroom, where labor camp staff grabbed her by the hair, slammed her head against the wall, and later sealed her mouth with tape.
2). Practitioners don't even have the right and freedom to position their limbs. The labor camp rules only allow "half lotus position (single-leg crossing)" [a common way of sitting] rather than the "full lotus position (double-leg crossing)" [a meditation pose].
Labor camp prisoners torture Falun Dafa practitioners severely because there is a rule in the labor camp that prisoners' sentences will be reduced each time they stop Falun Dafa practitioners from practicing. This problem has still not been solved even though the practitioners have adopted various methods such as hunger strikes.