About 700 Dafa Disciples Are Currently Detained And Brutally Tortured At Beijing Women's Labor Camp
May 30, 2003
Beijing Women's Labor Camp, formerly known as Xin'an Labor Camp, used to have 7 divisions. Since Dafa disciples detained in the 2nd division joined together to oppose the brainwashing, that division was dismissed. About 700 Dafa disciples are now being held illegally in the remaining six divisions, and the majority of them are residents of Beijing.
A special unit was established in Beijing Women's Labor Camp to persecute determined Dafa disciples after all other means of torture had been unable to make them yield. The police in this unit issued orders to collaborators (former Dafa practitioners who have turned against Dafa under torture and pressure) and drug addicts that "any means can be used. As long as there is no death caused by your beating, we will back you up. We will reduce your terms for any successful brainwashing." In this "enforced team" (as the special unit is known) each practitioner receives only meager rations of corn bread each day. Sleep deprivation, brutal beatings and electric shocks are among the tortures used most.
The following are some Dafa disciples who are illegally detained and tortured in the "enforced team":
Zhang Yijie, over 40 years old, is a Beijing Dafa disciple. She used to be a division director in the Foreign Economic Trade Ministry. In 2002, her detention was illegally extended by 10 months. Zhang was isolated from others all the time. The police ordered that no one should speak to her, nor look her in the eyes. They assigned three drug-addicts to take turns keeping an eye on her.
Li Yunying, over 50 years old, is also a Beijing Dafa disciple. This is the second time for her to be detained. The police also isolated her from others and assigned three drug-addicts to take turns keeping an eye on her.
Zhang Guiling, over 40 years old, is a Beijing Dafa disciple who lives in Chaoyang District. In December 2000, her detention was illegally extended by 10 months. The police dragged her back and forth on the floor, and beat her. In the freezing winter of at least 10 degrees Celsius below zero, she was forced to stay outdoors.
Chen Fengxian, a 52-year old Beijing Dafa disciple, is a Russian translator. In the freezing winter of at least 10 degrees below zero, she was forced to stay outdoors for 7 days.
Li Xiaofeng is a Beijing Dafa disciple, the Division 2 sent her to the "enforced team."
Gui Rongfen, about 40 years old, is a Dafa disciple from Hebei Province. She was illegally kidnapped and taken to a labor camp for going to Tiananmen for Fa-rectification. Due to long time electric shocking and burning, her body was deformed. Her face was scorched and swollen, and it is now hard to recognize. Since Gui arrived at the labor camp, whenever she had the opportunity to step out of the confinement room, she called out with all her strength, "Falun Dafa is good!" The police and collaborators brutally beat her for this, but nothing could stop Gui. So later on they had to give up. In order to deceive her, The police in the labor camp even wrote to her in the name of her daughter.
Lu Kuan is in her 30s, and her term was illegally extended by 10 months.
Liu Chunrong, a pharmacist in her 50s, is a Beijing Dafa disciple. Liu once held a hunger strike for several months. The police brutally tortured her everyday by cruel force-feeding. Later she was transferred to another place, and nobody knew her whereabouts.
Wang Shuhua, a lady in her 50s, used to be in the Division 4. She did not yield to the police at all, and refused to wear the prison uniform. She appealed by not eating and not drinking, so the police tortured her by force-feeding her everyday. Later, she was transferred to another place, and her whereabouts are unknown.
Liu Shuhua, a lady in her 30s, is a Dafa disciple from Shandong Province. The police persecuted her until she suffered a mental collapse. She was later transferred, and her whereabouts are unknown.
Gong Ping is a Dafa disciple from Northeast China. Her husband is also a Dafa disciple, who is illegally detained in the Tuanhe Male Forced Labor Camp in Beijing.
The "enforced team" consists of the following policewomen:
Head: Chai Guohong
Assistant head: Liu Xiuying, Zhao Lijun, Zhang Dongmei, Wu Qingya, Ding Xiuqin, Zhang Qian, Jin Xiu.