Family Members Report Intense Persecution of Practitioners Held In The "Training Unit" of Wanjia Labor Camp
In the beginning of August 2002, the Wanjia Labor Camp established a so-called "training unit." Soon afterwards, Falun Gong practitioner Bai Xiuhua was tortured to death there. In mid-August, over 20 Falun Gong practitioners suffered severe torture there. From the No.7 brigade alone, there were quite a few practitioners who were sent from the "training unit" to the hospital for emergency treatment. Some of them were near death.
This kind of "training" continues to this day. Practitioners' families' scheduled September 14th visitation was canceled. On October 1 and 2, the family members were finally allowed to see the practitioners. During this visit, widespread weeping was heard from the family members and practitioners, a situation that had until then never before happened with Falun Gong practitioners. The practitioners were all emaciated. Some of them had dark bruises on their faces and bodies. They sobbed, "We are unworthy of our acquaintances, and unworthy of our Teacher, but we really cannot endure the inhuman atrocities [of the labor camp]."
The police at the Wanjia labor camp have tortured Falun Gong practitioners many times. The practitioners were tortured to such a degree that they defecated and urinated in their pants, and they were in a situation worse than death. Tortures that are all too common here involve: handcuffs, police batons, electric batons, boxing gloves, iron chair, being roped and hung up, sealing the mouth with adhesive tape, beatings and kicks. These Falun Gong practitioners have survived these tortures many times, yet even now they are still suffering these atrocities.
We urgently appeal to the nations and people around the world that uphold justice, as well as to those Chinese who have a conscience, to extend your hands to rescue and speak out for these Falun Gong practitioners, who adhere to the truth and diligently strive to be good people.