A Record of the Crimes Committed by Authorities at Longshan Forced Labor Camp - Part II
(Clearwisdom.net) The brutality of the electric shock torture that this group of practitioners suffered on November 22, 1999 astonished everyone at Longshan Forced Labor Camp. We heard that the head of Shenyang's Judicial Bureau was coming to Longshan the following day to see practitioners. We decided we must let him know of the tragedy and let those who had the most severe facial injuries stand in front. We wanted to see how the bureau head would deal with such criminal conduct.
The Shenyang Judicial Bureau's Zhang Xiansheng, a deputy, did come. He went to the office first and must have already heard about the incident, because he passed by Room 1 and didn't stop at all. He went directly into the Room 3. Nevertheless, practitioners in Room 2 and Room 3 decided to stand up to expose the abuses and mistreatments under this persecution. As soon as Zhang Xiansheng arrived at Room 3, practitioner Xu Huanying from the Xinchengzhi District immediately exposed the persecution she suffered, such as being slapped in the face and being shocked with electric batons. She exposed the electric shock torture by male division leader Zhuang Tao, who tortured her "because she refused to read the 'Notice of the Six Restrictions.' " Those division leaders were a little nervous because they did not expect the practitioners to expose their savagery. Zhang Xiansheng did not say anything but turned around and left quickly. Later, when Zhang left Longshan, the women's division leader, Zhao Naicun, over 30 years old, said smugly to Xu Huanying, "Go ahead and report! Let's see who will deal with you."
Around November 25, the assistant head of the labor camp gathered all the female practitioners in a hallway and said to the practitioners sincerely that he did not know about the electric shock incident when it happened but learned of it later. He acknowledged that those division leaders went to the extreme (in fact, they not only went to the extreme, they conducted criminal activities.). He represented the labor camp and apologized for the incident and guaranteed that it would not happen again. He even ordered the return of all electric batons and forbade further use of electric batons on the practitioners upstairs. At that time, he also insisted that no one practice the Falun Dafa exercises in the labor camp.
However, practitioners continued to practice the exercises every day. The division leaders knew about it, but let it go. The practitioners unremittingly clarified the truth and conducted themselves strictly according to the principle of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance." Gradually, the division leaders' attitude changed, but under the dictatorial power of Jiang's regime, although they knew practitioners were good people, when they had to choose between their conscience and immediate personal interests, they would usually choose the latter. The persecution of practitioners continued although there was a momentary period in which the practitioners were not mistreated.
Around January 20, 2000, because the practitioners refused to write the "Guarantee Statement," Commissar Wang tried all kinds of ways to force and pressure the practitioners. He even locked male practitioners in their rooms and did not permit them toilet use. The practitioners were told they could use their washbasin as toilet.
Practitioner Liu Yantao, around 33 years old, from the Tiexi District in Shenyang City, tried to reason with them. They took him into an office and slapped him. Liu Yantao staged a hunger strike to protest such inhuman treatment that severely trampled human rights, and requested to meet the head of the "621 Office," which is the former "610 Office." The assistant labor camp head tried to resolve the issue. The male practitioners requested that Wang must apologize publicly for the incident or leave his job, and the request to meet higher authorities must be granted, otherwise, the hunger strike would continue. Finally, with the practitioners' righteous resistance and persistence, Head Wang was transferred and left Longshan.
Prior to the 2000 Spring Festival, many practitioners who had been sent to Longshan Forced Labor Camp directly from Beijing were transferred to different detention centers for further persecution; some practitioners were transferred from different detention centers to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp and others were transferred to the Longshan Forced Labor Camp for continued detention. A few days before the Spring Festival, a group of practitioners, male and female alike, who had refused to write the so-called "Guarantee Statement," were sent to Longshan from various brainwashing centers in different districts. As it was near the Spring Festival, personnel from all Political & Judiciary Committees were unwilling to monitor the practitioners, so they put the practitioners into Longshan and promised to take them back after the Spring Festival was over. When these practitioners were released from the "Longshan Compulsory Study Class" (brainwashing session) and various district brainwashing sessions, their family members had to pay 600 yuan (1) per month for food, otherwise they would not be released.
Among this group of practitioners was a woman practitioner named Zhao Suhuan (from Shenhe District, Shenyang City, who was 45 years old then). She had been detained at different places since July 22, 1999 -- when she had gone to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa -- until March 2000 when she was released from Longshan. Ms. Zhao was not able to go home even once during that whole time. Another practitioner named Zhao Zhanjin (from the Huanggu District, Shenyang City), a journalism major, was blindfolded and taken to a secret building for interrogation by excruciating torture methods. The perpetrators were policemen from Section One, of the Shenyang City Police Department. Zhao Zhanjin was detained at the Women's Self-Improvement School, the Tiexi District Mental Hospital and the Longshan Forced Labor Camp. Another practitioner, Jin Yang (from the Shenhe District, Shenyang City), who was held at Longshan from the end of October 1999 until June 2000, was also taken to this secret building, and blindfolded for interrogation and severe beating. The perpetrators were the same as above -- policemen from Section One of the Shenyang City Police Department. The policemen kicked Jin Yang with leather boots and left a very hard lump in her thigh that has not recovered. When Jin Yang's five-year-old daughter came to visit her, she touched her mom's face and said, "Mom, you should never write the so-called 'Guarantee Statement.' " A five-year-old child can tell right from wrong! Don't the policemen and government officials who persecute practitioners and betray their own consciences feel ashamed when hearing the pure words of an innocent child?
After Wang, the former head of the Political Committee, had been transferred elsewhere, a woman by the last name of Bai from Shenyang City's Judiciary Bureau was assigned to Longshan to be the administrator. Her assistant was also a woman, by the name of Deng Yang. After the Spring Festival, all former division leaders were replaced. Most of them had developed a deep understanding of Falun Gong practitioners and quite a number of them openly acknowledged the fact that, "Falun Gong practitioners are kind people." A division leader who had beaten practitioners in the past came to apologize to all practitioners and expressed his regret before he left.
Actually, when the police did bad things to us, it was when they did not know the truth of Falun Dafa. When they stopped doing such things after learning the truth, all of us would forgive them. We would not hold grudges and we would not treat anyone as an enemy because what we cultivate is "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance." On the other hand, regarding those who know that Falun Dafa is good, but still insist on doing evil things and have completely lost their conscience and morals, we will firmly expose their evil deeds until they are brought to justice. "Good is rewarded with good and evil receives its due" is a law of the cosmos. We are not pursuing anything for ourselves, but instead we are upholding righteous principles and justice.
Near the end of February and the beginning of March 2000, a new group of division leaders was assigned to Longshan, including Wang Jinghui, Yang Min, and Wei Mintang, who are still committing crimes against practitioners in Longshan. Wei Mintang, 29 years old at that time, had come from the Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp. Because of his brainwashing "achievements" at the Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp, Shenyang City's Judicial Bureau transferred him to Longshan to further exert his "expertise" in torturing practitioners. When he beats practitioners he is extremely vicious. There are two other male division leaders who were transferred from the Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp; one is called Tang Li and the other's last name is Mu. Everybody calls him "Da Mu" ("Big Mu"). These two are very strong and act as hatchet men in the persecution of Falun Gong. Wei Mintang once urged Tang Li to shock practitioner Pan Yu, who had returned to China from New Zealand, with a 40,000-voltage electric baton.
By the end of May and the beginning of June 2000, most of the practitioners that had been sent to Longshan in 1999 were no longer there. Some of them had been sentenced to forced labor, some of them were taken back by their work units, street administrative committee or police station, and some were released to their families on bail for hospitalization. The last male practitioner was a man surnamed Pan, an army officer with the rank of colonel who had been transferred to civilian work. He was transferred to Longshan from the Shenyang City Detention Center where personnel there knocked out his front teeth. The last three female practitioners from this group were Tong Chunshi, Li Fengling and Wang Rong. As their work units and police stations did not come to pick them up, Longshan and the Judicial Bureau refused to release them. Consequently, they were held at Longshan from November 1999 to the summer of 2000.
By the end of June and the beginning of July 2000 another group of practitioners who had been arrested in Beijing were sent to Longshan. A new round of persecution began and was carried out under the instruction of the Judicial Bureau, headed by Director Bai and carried out by Tang Li and Da Mu. The crackling sounds from electric batons were once again heard in Longshan.
A fourteen-year-old girl, Han Tianzi, was shocked until she lost consciousness, for refusing to give up her belief. Han Tianzi told those personnel that she is protected by the Children's Protection Law and that their behavior is violating the law. Nevertheless, director Bai and the wicked policemen had long forgotten what Law is; the only thing they know is money. Bai even forgot that she is a mother herself. How could she not be moved when seeing another's child being abused so brutally?
These police officers had completely lost their human nature. The excruciating torture methods employed on Han Tianzi incensed the other practitioners. They started a group hunger strike and strongly demanded to see the officials from the Judicial Bureau, to have the evildoers punished. Some officials met with the practitioners. Of course this was not for upholding justice, but for fear that the incident would become more serious and they would have to take responsibility. They promised the practitioners that they would solve the problem and implored them to eat first. Director Bai was removed from Longshan; her assistant was transferred to the Shenxin Forced Labor Camp and all the male division leaders were dismissed. Tang Li and Da Mu were sent back to the Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp, but the practitioners were also separated; some were transferred to the Women's Self-Improvement School, others were sent to various forced labor camps. Practitioner Tong Chunshi was tortured so badly that she was unable to eat due to a severely injured esophagus. The personnel in Longshan ordered her work unit to pick her up. Practitioners Li Fengling and Wang Rong were sent to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. They shocked Li Fengling for a long time again before sending her away. Wang Rong was physically tortured as well. Personnel from a brainwashing session held by Shenhe District's Political & Judicial Committee in Shenyang City sent practitioner Zhao Suhuan to Longshan prior to the 2000 Spring Festival. Zhao Suhuan was held for around one and a half months until her family took her back around the end of March. She went to Beijing to appeal again, and was again sent to Longshan. After the group hunger strike, she was first transferred to the Women's Self-Improvement School and later sentenced to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp for intensified persecution.
By the end of 2000, Longshan Forced Labor Camp put out a sign reading "Psychiatric Correction School." Who knows what they want to correct? Those who need correction are the wicked policemen who attempt to forcibly reform Falun Gong practitioners, and the officials from the Judicial Bureau who back them up. After administrator Bai was transferred elsewhere, she was replaced by Li Fengshi, whose evil deeds have frequently been exposed on the Internet. The crackling noises of electric batons are still frequently heard throughout Longshan, and the situation continued to escalate until the appalling tragedy of the disfigurement of practitioner Gao Rongrong.
The evildoers inside the Longshan Forced Labor Camp are closely associated with Shenyang City's Judicial Bureau, and also closely associated with the manipulators from the Judicial Bureau, a trail that can be followed all the way up to the prime murderer, Jiang Zemin. From the "Longshan Compulsory Study Class," "Psychiatric Correction School" to a "Forced Labor Camp" -- no matter what name Longshan calls itself, it can't hide the evil acts that have taken place inside. History will record each and every policeman's name and their actions during this special period of time, including those who showed sympathy and those who secretly helped Falun Gong practitioners. We will remember those kind officers in our hearts, and they will have a beautiful future.
"Good is rewarded, Evil is punished" is a law of the cosmos. Everyone is positioning himself and nobody can hide or avoid responsibility. What constitutes good and what is evil--history will surely reveal the final result.
The law of the cosmos is absolutely fair!
(1) Yuan is the unit of currency in China; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.
[For Part I of this series, please see http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/11/5/54195.html]