September 13, 2002

Hong Haoyuan

(Clearwisdom.Net) Hong Haoyuan, male, over 20 years old, was a Falun Dafa practitioner in Chaozhou City, Guangdong Province. In the spring of 2000, he traveled to Beijing to safeguard and validate Dafa. Approximately in April of the same year he was illegally sentenced to be detained in the Sanshui Labor Camp for two years. To be true to his belief in "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance" he insisted on practicing Falun Gong in the labor camp, and suffered inhumane torture at the hands of the police. Before being sent to Sanshui Labor Camp, Hong Haoyuan was young and strong; but after he was released he had become emaciated and severely weakened. His relatives, friends and neighbors were no longer able to recognize him. He passed away at 2 a.m. on February 5th, 2003 because his body had become extremely weak.

The following are the facts about the experience of being persecuted in the Sanshui Labor Camp as written by Hong Haoyuan before he died. This was written in order to awaken the feelings of justice and conscience of all people in the world and to disclose the evil's true face. The hope is that people will be able to distinguish right from wrong, that people with a predestined relationship will be able to walk the path of Falun Dafa cultivation; and that kind people will be saved.

My Experience of Being Persecuted in Sanshui Forced Labor Camp

During the Spring Festival of 2000, I traveled to Tiananmen to practice the Falun Dafa exercises. As a result, I was arrested and sent back to my hometown. After several transfers I was then sent to Sanshui Labor Camp of Guangdong Province. In the following two years I suffered all sorts of unfair treatment and assaults on both my body and mind.

As soon as I arrived at the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp, I was assigned to a big team. First we had to do drills during the day, and I practiced the Falun Dafa exercises before I went to sleep the first night. The police guards had given orders to other prisoners in the same room; when these prisoners saw me practicing Falun Dafa exercises, they rushed towards me and beat and kicked me. I was beaten until the latter half of the first night. I suffered many beatings but in the process, I clarified the truth about Falun Gong to the guards. Still, the police said they had to stop me from practicing, using 'orders from above' as an excuse. The same routine happened in the subsequent two to three days. I started fasting in protest. They gave in and therefore I could practice Falun Dafa exercise before I went to bed every night. After a while, the police started to use new violent methods to stop me. One night, when I was practicing, they twisted my arms and handcuffed me. Then they tied me between two trees and also pulled my right foot off the ground with a rope. I was forced to stand on one foot. They took two electric batons and proceeded to take turns striking me; they continued to deliver shocks to my body after they recharged the electric batons again and again. I was not released until 4 a.m. The next morning, I continued my hunger strike in protest. At noon, police tried to force me to eat but I refused. They sent several people to force me by pinching my nose and attempting to stick a big bottle full of water in my mouth. At the same time they shocked my abdomen with an electric baton. They were unable to pour water into my mouth although they tried for long time, but my gums started bleeding. Then they pinned me to the ground in a cell and borrowed two more powerful electric batons to shock me in random places. All over my body, my skin had festered. This torture continued until midnight. They then dragged me to a meadow and asked me to write the "pledge" promising not to practice Falun Gong exercises in the labor camp. I refused. So they took off my coat and blindly shocked me again. They particularly shocked me in tender spots like the armpits and nipples etc., demonstrating their malicious mindset. Eventually, I was not able to suffer the pain any longer and agreed to write the "pledge". I was then sent back to sleep.

Later, the police also asked me to write "statements" agreeing to be transformed and denouncing Falun Gong. One of them told me, "You have to write exactly what I tell you; otherwise, we'll beat you up." I really could not write anything slanderous about Falun Gong, so I wrote the truth about the benefits of practicing Falun Dafa. This made the police very angry. Several days later, that policeman, using the excuse that I wasn't working hard enough, lashed me with his leather belt until my mouth was bleeding.

One or two months later, I started to practice the Falun Gong exercises in the morning. The guard on duty went crazy when he saw me and fiercely threw himself on me. Punches and kicks fell on my body like raindrops. My head cracked against the wall with a hollow sound and I saw golden stars in front of my eyes. The policeman left after he got tired of beating me. After breakfast, the same policeman called me and suddenly pinned me to the ground. Then he fiercely trampled on me and kicked me, only stopping after he got tired. I continued to get up to practice Falun Gong for the several mornings afterwards. On the fourth morning, the police saw that I continued to practice and handcuffed my hands from back and hung me to a tree. The handcuffs clipped a tendon in my hand, and were extremely painful. Later they shackled me to the floor in a room and never allowed me to brush my teeth or wash my face. They sent in three meals every day and tied me down under a tree at night without letting me sleep. Then they told me, "Unless you write a transformation and disclosure statement, never imagine that we will release you until your labor camp term is over." Every now and then, they returned to threaten me. After a week of this, I could no longer endure this torture of both body and mind and finally signed several statements. I was untied and sent back to the team. Later, they assigned me to another big team (special administration team). A week later, the police asked me for an exchange of ideas. I told them the truth about how I had been mistreated in my old team and how I had been forced to write the pledge. I told them that my mind had never changed. They then assigned me to another big team.

In the new team, I often clarified the truth about our cultivation and about the lies being spread by the Chinese news media to the police. One day, several months later, I thought of practicing the Falun Dafa exercises to safeguard Dafa. I practiced in the morning. The police guards sent me to solitary confinement and took two to three electric batons to shock me every one or two days. The last time this happened, I was shocked very seriously. Wherever the electric batons touched, my skin became red, swollen and festered. My head seemed to split and I could not breathe. I almost passed out. Afterwards my hands and feet were extremely weak and my whole body was extremely tired. I could not eat and could only drink a little bit water. Eventually the police forced me to write the pledge not to practice in the labor camp and sent me back home after detaining me for another week.

During the two years, handcuffs have injured the tendons in my hands; whenever my hands got tired they would feel numb. My chest constantly feels hurt and numb; I cannot breathe freely. My body has been completely ruined. During those two years, several times I wrote the so-called 'pledge' or 'statement.' It was all done under the threats of terror, violence and torture. It was not done based on my own free will; I proclaim that these statements are all invalid. Having done this has caused my mind a lot of pain.

The above describes the persecution that I suffered in the labor camp. My goal is to expose the evil's crimes and let the people in the world know the evil's real face and wake up to the truth.