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Some Details Surrounding the Death of Practitioner Ms. Zou Guirong in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp

March 27, 2003 |   By a Dafa practitioner in China

(Clearwisdom.net) Zou Guirong, a woman in her thirties, used to live in Fushun City. She was arrested and taken to the Masanjia forced labor camp because she went to Beijing to appeal to the government in January 2000. Warden Qiu Ping brutally tortured her because she was very steadfast in Dafa, and refused give up the practice. The police often shocked her with several electric batons simultaneously. In order to get her to write the "Three Statements," they locked her inside the guardroom so they could beat her up. [Practitioners are coerced under brainwashing and torture to write these as proof that they have given up their belief. Created by the "610 Office," the three statements consist of a letter of repentance, a guarantee to never again practice Falun Gong, and a list of names and addresses of all family members, friends and acquaintances who are practitioners.]. They stabbed her with steel needles and punished her further by making her maintain a painful squatting position for an extended period of time. They beat her day and night depriving her of sleep. There was one time that they punished her by forcing her to squat for five days and nights.

One time in a meeting, Wang Chuying, who beat up people the most brutally, gave false testimony by saying that nobody was ever beaten at Masanjia forced labor camp. Then Zou Guirong stood up and said: "This is not true." Even before she finished her words a bunch of hired roughnecks came running at her. They pushed her down on the floor and stuffed her mouth. Liaoning TV station and Chinese Central Television station (CCTV) videotaped the scene. Zou was taken away by the police, who then beat her up. They took out a knife and were trying to get her to commit suicide. After taking her back, they asked her to read a book slandering Dafa. She refused, so they dragged her into the duty room where they beat her up again. Police officer Qiu Ping lied to people by saying that nobody was ever beaten up at Masanjia labor camp.

Later, Zou was transferred to Shenyang Zhangshi forced labor camp. She went on a hunger strike to protest against male and female inmates being put in the same cell together, so they transferred her again to the Shenxin forced labor camp. They didn't release her when her term of imprisonment was up, as some people from the Masanjia forced labor camp went to the Shenxin forced labor camp to announce that her term had been extended. She was still on a hunger strike so they force-fed her every day. Just over 10 days later, they sent her to the Dabei jail underground surveillance hospital. The Shenxin forced labor camp sent four people to force her to "confess her crimes." She ended up being beaten up by all four of them together.

The daily force-feeding tubes that were put into her stomach were hard and thick. There were male cellmates holding her head and pinching her neck and other parts of her body. She was in great agony. I myself witnessed that she spit out blood after being force-fed.

The police chained her to the bed with handcuffs and foot shackles. They didn't let her go home until she was dying. After she went home, the police followed her, took her away from home and sent her to Fushun Wujiabao forced labor camp. There, Dafa practitioners were brutally beaten up. Zou Guirong had been on a hunger strike for about 40 days and she became very skinny. She was just skin and bones. The police stepped on her body with leather boots on their feet. They were afraid that she would die at the forced labor camp so they finally released her. After that, she left home to avoid further persecution. The police followed her and when they finally caught her, they caused Zou's death by persecuting her. This is only the partial account of Zou Guirong's experience of being persecuted.

Originally posted on March 14, 2003