Witnessing the Horrible Violence at Wangcun Forced Labor Camp, Shandong Province
I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. Before practicing Falun Gong, I had heart disease, kidney infection, rheumatism, stomach problems, lumps in my breast, a tumor in my uterus, uteral bleeding, leg pain and back pain etc. It cost a great deal of money every year to pay for medicines and treatments. But it couldn't eliminate the torture of the diseases. At the same time, I brought a heavy economic burden to my family. Many times I had the thought that valued living lightly. Then, I was fortunate enough to obtain Dafa. Since my cultivation began, I continuously used the characteristic of the universe, Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance, as the standard to judge myself and to follow. I persisted in studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. Slowly all my diseases disappeared. During the last six years of Dafa cultivation, I have lived a healthy and happy life.
After Dafa was persecuted, I went to Beijing to exercise my constitutional right to appeal. I had to tell them that Falun Dafa is good. There, local police detained me and then sent to the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp in Shandong Province and illegally sentenced me to 3 years. In the labor camp, we practitioners were treated as less than human.
In the forced labor camp, prison guards forced practitioners to sit on small benches and did not allow us to move. Our backs had to be straight and eyes had to look forward. In our group, there was a practitioner who was a college student. One time when the group leader asked her to lead us to recite the prison rules, she refused and we all supported her by refusing as well. We then recited Master's writings together. The group leader was furious and dragged her to a room and tortured her while she was handcuffed. In order to help her, we all went on a hunger strike. There was another time when we recited Master's writings together, and a female prison guard went berserk and called some vicious guards over and they dragged away a few practitioners. The guards shocked the practitioners with electric batons relentlessly. Their eyes were swollen from the shock. Some were bleeding from the center of their palms, the soles of their feet, legs and arms due to the electric shock torture. Prison guards forced them to write statements to admit wrong-doing and to guarantee not to practice Falun Dafa. I often heard the crying and screaming from Dafa practitioners due to the torture by prison guards. The voices of protest from Dafa practitioners were non-stop. Every time there was a protest, someone would be dragged away for torture. Some Dafa practitioners could not walk after a torture session of electric shocks. We always went on hunger strike until the practitioners were sent back to us.
We firmly believed that we were innocent. In order to obtain our freedom of belief, we wrote "Appeal Letters" based on our constitutional right. My "Appeal Letter" was furiously taken away by a prison guard and thrown in the garbage can. In order to get bonuses and promotions, female disciplinary guards forced Dafa practitioners to give up their belief. They asked policemen to force us to watch TV and read books and materials every day that attacked, slandered and tried to frame our Master and Dafa. We were monitored and controlled even when speaking. Practitioners' minds and bodies were devastated.
The situation was already bad when prison guards adopted an even more evil method -- they threatened each practitioner individually by force. I was the last one called over to be persecuted in this way. I deeply knew Dafa was good, but because I had attachments that I couldn't let go of, I wrote three statements under extreme pressure to give up my belief. Later on, I realized that I was wrong. I then wrote a solemn declaration that "all three statements I wrote were invalid [and coerced under torture and extreme pressure.]" Then prison guards arranged a few collaborators [former Falun Gong practitioners who went astray due to brainwashing and torture] to take turns persecuting me further. I went on a hunger strike to protest their persecution of me.
I often saw determined practitioners being dragged out of torture rooms with their hair in disarray. In the dark and horrible evil environment, I could not sleep at night and often could not stop crying. I could not eat a regular meal. Everyday I could only buy a package of instant noodles. My hair fell out in patches. Eight or nine of my teeth fell out. After two months, my body weight fell by half. The prison guards became scared. They gave me a physical exam. The result was that I had high blood pressure, my heart was beating too fast and I had a stomach condition. However, some collaborators pressured the evil guards to continue torturing me. I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil and explained the truth to the prison guards and told them the principles of being a good person.
In the second half of last year, in a physical examination at the forced labor camp the doctor saw my poor condition and refused to examine me. The vicious people were afraid that I would die at the forced labor camp. In order to evade their responsibility, they had to allow me to go home for medical attention. It was in this way that I left this hell in the human world -- the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp.
After I went home, the vicious forces sent someone to watch me and prevent me from leaving my home. On the morning of the 27th day of the twelfth month of the lunar year (in February 2002) the forced labor camp's team leader called me at home and asked me to go back to the camp. I refused. She then called my daughter who had married and did not live with me. She then forced my husband to go to the police station and write a guarantee statement (a statement promising not to practice or appeal on behalf of Falun Gong). That was not all. On the morning of the 29th day of the twelfth month of the lunar year, the woman who is the village director brought the team leader of the forced labor camp to my house and pretending it was a social visit. They actually wanted me to write a statement of guarantee. I completely refused. They went away.
In the future I will double my effort to make up for everything. I will follow Master Li's Fa rectification closely. At the same time, I declare solemnly: No matter who used my name at what time and in any place to write anything that has a negative effect on Dafa, they are all invalid. I will firmly walk the path arranged for me by Master Li and finish my historic mission so that I will not let down the compassionate salvation of Master Li.