Atrocities in the Jiutai Forced Labor Camp of Jilin Province: Victims Ribs Exposed and Festering Open Wounds
(Clearwisdom.net, July 30, 2003)
1. In April, 2002, policeman Guo Yiping, Feng Wei and inmate Wang Zhenjie and others in the construction unit (unit #4) of Jiutai Forced Labor Camp, Jilin Province took Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Qiao Jianguo to a small room of the unit #1, where they stripped off Mr. Qiao's clothes and forced him down onto a bed. Then they stabbed at his ribs with a sharp stick. The pain was unbearable. Several other practitioners were also tortured the same way during that period of time. Some practitioners even had their ribs exposed and visible. Their wounds festered into bloody open wounds. They were sent to the hospital and the doctors said they had to remain for treatment. However, the policemen disregarded the practitioners' serious conditions and brought them back to the labor camp, causing the wounds to not be able to heal for a long time.
2. In November 2002, Mr. Li Qiang from the room #3 of the construction unit did not feel well and could not eat anything, nor even drink water. He vomited whatever he ate. It wasn't until the eighth day that the police sent him to the camp clinic for an intravenous drip. The clinic director Wang Chunshi told Li Qiang, "My wife and I want to travel but are short of money. If you give me 10,000 Yuan [An average Chinese urban worker's salary is about 500 Yuan per month], I will make sure you get bailed out for medical care." Li Qiang refused. Wang then said, "Even if you don't give me the money, you won't be able to pay anything less. I'll give you drips costing over 200 Yuan per bottle. I'll do it everyday." He also threatened to force-feed or torture Mr. Li to death.
Li Qiang was extremely weak at that time and his heart had even stopped beating at times. According to the hospital examination, his condition met the requirements for medical bailout, but Wang Chunshi and other policemen in the labor camp refused. When they failed to extort money from practitioners, they used their authority to retaliate. When force-feeding practitioners, Wang Chunshi often intentionally pulled the tubes in and out many times to increase the pain. Beatings and kicking were commonplace. Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Bai He's face was swollen beyond recognition due to the beatings he received. Wang Chunshi had done a lot of vicious deeds. He then was moved to another position after the facts about his extorting money from Li Qiang were exposed.
3. The Labor Camp classified Falun Gong practitioners into several categories. They prolonged 5-10 days for each month of the terms of those firm practitioners and gave them the lowest standard of food.
4. In May 2001, Mu Yan, the police captain of the No.1 team of the Unit No. 2 of the Huanxiling Force Labor Camp in Jilin Province, together with Wang Jingbo, Zhang Bailiang and others, beat Falun Gong practitioners badly for three consecutive days and two nights in order to force them to give up their belief, but they failed. Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wu Dexiu's face and neck were burned by the electric batons and his lips were swollen. His face was distorted and too horrible to look at. The police also forced Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Song Guoliang, Mr. Wu Dexiu and Mr. Liu Jingrong to sit on a narrow board all day long. The torture was called the "Iron Board". The practitioners' hips became swollen, and then eventually began to atrophy. In September and October of 2001, they put Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Jing Zhixin in a confinement cell. When Mr. Jing came out 7 days later, he looked so wan and sallow due to the torture. One of his arms was paralyzed, and he wasn't able to move it for several months.