Various Means of Cruel Torture Used on Practitioners in The Third Forced Labor Camp of Henan Province
The Third Forced Labor Camp of Henan Province is a place where the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners is rampant and violent. Listed below are various torture methods that they routinely use in their attempt to break the practitioners' wills.
1. "Roasting a whole sheep"
The guards handcuff the practitioner's hands and feet, and then hang the handcuffs from a horizontal stick. They have subjected practitioners to this cruel torture for as long as 11 hours.
2. "Tying the Ropes"
The police tie up the practitioner with a thin rope, circle the rope around his neck, and tie his hands behind his back. Then the police would use all the force they could muster to tighten the rope. The rope becomes tighter and tighter around the body of the practitioner, and makes it more and more difficult for him to breathe. The pain is so intense that the practitioner sometimes loses control of his bladder. There are instances when the rope was tightened enough to break a practitioner's arm. In some cases, they would even wet the ropes and tie it along marks from previous tortures to increase the pain.
3. Forcible Injection of Psychotropic Drugs
The prison guards forcibly inject psychotropic drugs into the practitioners. Then they shock practitioners with electric batons for hours, sometimes even throughout the night.
4. "Criticism Session"
On March 21, 2001, the 3rd Labor Camp in Henan Province organized a meeting for all the people at the labor camp. At the meeting, about 20 Dafa practitioners shouted, "Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance is good!" The prison guards then pushed those practitioners down to the ground and beat them. Afterwards, they tied those practitioners up and tortured them. Some practitioners had blood and bruises all over their bodies. All the units were then ordered to organize criticism sessions, in which the practitioners were verbally abused and tortured physically at the same time. Those practitioners' terms were later prolonged for 4 months to 1 year.
5. Extended Work Hours and Labor Intensity
The regulations state that the daily schedule in the labor camp is 6 hours working and 2 hours study. However, in the 3rd Labor Camp of Henan Province, the work hours are 16 hours a day, sometimes even 20 hours a day. When an outside organization came to inspect the facility, the guards would threaten practitioners not to reveal the situation or else they would have their terms extended. Even the practitioners that had given up their belief were never released when their terms expired.
6. Blocking the Information
To cover up their crimes, the labor camps strictly blocks information by not allowing the practitioners to correspond with the outside world or have visitors.
7. Sleep Deprivation
The police would deprive Dafa practitioners of sleep for consecutive days and nights. The police would take turns watching the practitioners. The authorities promised them a certain amount of financial reward for "reforming" a practitioner. The most brutal officer would get promoted the fastest. Thus the police and guards have tortured practitioners madly. Some practitioners have been tortured to death.
In order to stop the Jiang regime's continuing vicious acts, we risk our lives to reveal what is really happening here as part of the evidence for the lawsuits against Jiang Zemin, Zeng Qinghong, Luo Gan and Li Lanqing, etc. We hope that international human rights organizations and legal entities will soon bring Jiang's political gang to justice.