Over 60 Falun Dafa Practitioners Suffer Abuse at the Fujian Provincial Female Prison
(Clearwisdom.net) The Fujian Provincial Female Prison currently holds more than 60 practitioners. The guards there torture them, utilizing the most brutal means. Practitioners who are sent there and refuse to write the "statement of crimes" before they are assigned to the squad, have to stand and face the wall. The guards and the inmates take turns monitoring them. Practitioners who refuse to give up their belief in Truth-Compassion-Forbearance are forced to face the wall for days and nights on end. Their legs become extremely swollen. These practitioners can hardly stand, yet they are not allowed to move. Also, they are forced to do excessive hard labor. They are taken from their cells at 6.00 a.m., and some as early as 4 a.m., and are forced to work until midnight. Even after they go back to their cells, they have to do work that is done by hand for another two to three hours. Those who are on hunger strikes are force fed by the police. All information is blocked. When there are visitors, the officials let the practitioners rest in order to create the illusion that practitioners are treated well. The guards will not let anyone from the outside community get too near the practitioners for fear that they would witness the evidence of physical abuse.
The following practitioners are currently imprisoned in the Fujian Provincial Female Prison:
Wei Jianyu, between 35 and 40 years old, had been a distinguished teacher at the Fujian Provincial Electrical Engineering Institute. She was illegally sentenced in April 2001 to a four-year term. She was forced to stand facing a wall for more than twenty days. In 2001, she held a hunger strike for more than a hundred days. She was force-fed by the police in Jianxin Hospital many times and almost lost her life.
Cheng Saizhen, 45, had been a worker of the Fujian Sixth Construction Company. She was illegally sentenced to a three-year term for doing the exercises at the May 1st Square in Fuzhou City. She was released in May 2003. In 2001, she held a hunger strike that lasted more than 40 days. She was later sent to a hospital where she was force-fed. Her throat was infected and she lost the ability to speak.
Zhong Jin, 29, is a graduate of Chengdu University, Sichuan Province. She was sentenced to a five-year term for distributing truth-clarification materials in July 2000.
Chen Ying, 29, is a native of Jin'an Region of Fuzhou City and a broadcaster. She was sentenced to three years for unfurling a banner that said "Falun Dafa is a righteous belief" in Beijing. She was released in November 2002. However, she was arrested again on April 3, 2003. She is currently imprisoned in the Second Prison in Fuzhou City.
Chen Huapei, 20, a university student of Mamei Region, Fuzhou City, was sentenced to four years for distributing truth-clarification materials. The police tried to force her to write a "Repentance Statement" and made her face the wall for two days and nights. Her legs were swollen so badly that she could neither walk nor stand.
Zhang Huayu, 30, is a resident of Zhangzhou. She was sentenced to seven years for writing truth-clarification letters. Her imprisonment meant leaving behind her mother who depended on her daily support. Zhang is steadfast in her faith and she eloquently defended Falun Gong before the judge and the police.
Chen Yu, 24, is a native of Lianjiang, Fujian Province. She had been sentenced to two years and was released on April 1, 2003. However, she is still detained by the local police. Her father and her younger brother were respectively detained and imprisoned in a forced labor camp because of their practice in Falun Gong.
Huang Huifang, over 30, is a native of Dongshan, Fujian Province. She was sentenced to eight years for distributing truth-clarification materials.
Chen Xinguang is over 50 years old and a native of Ningde, Fujian Province. She was sentenced to five years for distributing truth-clarification materials.
Xu Ruixia, 42, is a native of Xiamen. She was sentenced to seven years for practicing the Falun Gong exercises and hanging a banner clarifying the truth.
Ruan Rengzhen, over 50, is a native of Fu'an. She was sentenced to four years for practicing the Falun Gong exercises.
Guo Jinmei, over 30 and a native of Longyan, was sentenced to three years.
Yang Rongjiao, more than 60 and a native of Nanping, was sentenced to three years.
Le Mudi, over 20, and a native of Sha County, was sentenced to three years. After being tortured to the point that she could no longer stand, the police forced her to do hard labor. Other practitioners stood up for her and the police eventually allowed Le Mudi a sick leave and allowed her to see a doctor.
Lin Ju, a native of Fu'An, was sentenced to three and a half years. The inmates, under the instruction of the police, battered her for not writing the "repentance statement." They grabbed her by the hair and slammed her head against the wall.
Guan Zhu, more than 30 and a native of Gulou district, was sentenced to an unknown term.
Lin Guiyu, who lived in Ningde, was sentenced to four years.
Yu Aihua, more than 40 and a native of Minnan, was sentenced to three years.
Lu Pingxin, more than 40 and a resident of Fuzhou, had been sentenced to three years and was released.
Wang Lei, more than 50, a resident of Kunshan district in Fuzhou City and worked in Beijing, was sentenced to seven years for distributing the truth-clarification materials.
Zhang Liyu, more than 50 and a resident of Kunshan, was sentenced to four years for distributing truth-clarification materials.