Ms. Zhu Xiyu Suffers Mental Collapse from Torture at Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp, Changchun City
Ms. Zhu Xiyu, formerly an accountant for the Dongbeiya Company in Yanji City, Jilin Province, has been detained in the No. 4 Squad of Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp for more than one year for persisting in her practice of Falun Gong. There, she was tortured to such an extent that she now appears to be psychologically detached, mentally impaired and unable to take care of her own basic personal needs.
On July 26, 2004, one of Zhu Xiyu's family members received a telephone call from Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp, and was told that Zhu Xiyu was in a trance and unconscious. On July 27, this relative went to Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp to visit her. The police forced the family member write a statement on behalf of Zhu Xiyu renouncing her cultivation, and then ordered them to go home and wait.
They waited for several days without receiving any news from the labor camp, so they went to the labor camp to request the release of Zhu Xiyu again on August 12, 2004. At first, the police did not allow them to see Zhu Xiyu. Later, after their strong demands to see her, they met Zhu Xiyu at last. It turned out that she had been devastated to the point of mental collapse. Her hair was white and she was incoherent. They felt extremely sad.
Ms. Zhu Xiyu was born in April 1955, and belongs to the Korean National Minority. At about 7:00 p.m. on September 1, 2003, the deputy director of Henan Police Station in Yanji City, together with two police officers, broke into Zhu Xiyu's residence and ransacked it. They looted some Falun Dafa books, truth-clarification materials and pictures of Teacher and forced her to accompany them to the third floor of the Henan Police Station. At 8:00 p.m. that day, the police began to extort a "confession" from her by torture. The youthful, strong police officers took turns brutally beating her. They deprived her of sleep, hung her up by handcuffs, kicked her vital parts with leather shoes, whipped her face with the soles of their shoes, and wrapped her head with plastic bags and so on to devastate her. As a result, she was badly beaten and her face was swollen and blue.
At about 9:00 a.m. on September 2, 2003, officers from the Yanji City Police Department's State Security Squad and personnel from the Yanji City 610 Office were ushered into the Henan Police Station. Zhu Xiyu was transferred to the 8th floor of the State Security Building and subjected to more cruel persecution. Under the secret direction of Li Dongzhu, deputy director of Yanji City Police Department and specifically in charge of persecuting Falun Gong, Xu Xiaofeng, director of the State Security Squad, and Xiao Bin, deputy director of the State Security Squad, Song Lihai, Zhu Yongcai, Zhang Wenzhu and Huang Wenzhe from the State Security Squad took turns torturing her. Her left hand was hung up by a handcuff at an angle of 20-25 degrees; her right hand was handcuffed to a cabinet at an angle of 75-85 degrees; her left foot was shackled under the heater; her right foot was fixed onto the crossbeam under the cabinet with only her toe touching the ground. Her legs were separated at an angle of 30 degrees. Meanwhile they humiliated and mocked her.
With hands hung by handcuffs and legs separated with only the toes touching the ground, her body weight was borne by her wrists. As a result, her arms lost feeling after first being in severe pain. Zhu Xiyu endured all this torture without yielding. The police tried every means to break her spirit, like beating, intimidation, high-pressure, and menacing to wear down her will. They tortured her both physically and mentally to achieve their so-called goal; that is, to make her disclose the source of informational materials.
Zhu Xiyu was beaten until she was covered with blood and her entire face disfigured. After being hung from handcuffs for nearly three and a half hours, Zhu Xiyu was buckled up for a long time with one hand attached to the heater and both feet shackled. Meanwhile she had to stand upright without food, water or sleep. She was let down after more than 13 hours.
Zhu Xiyu was now unable to walk, and her whole body developed edema. When the guard pulled Zhu Xiyu into the cell, the inmates were frightened and tried to hide themselves when they saw her appearance. The guard ordered the inmates to oversee her closely.
Zhu Xiyu resisted the persecution by going on a hunger strike. The guards began to force-feed her on September 8. The guard incited the inmates to drag Zhu Xiyu, who was unable to walk then, to be force-fed. If she did not cooperate, the guard incited 7 or 8 male inmates to tie her up for force-feeding.
On September 16, 2003, the Yanji City State Security Squad sentenced Zhu Xiyu to 3 years of forced labor. Zhu Xiyu, who had been on hunger strike for 17 days and was near death, was taken to Hezuizi Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City. The Labor Camp refused to accept her. With great difficulty, the police from the Squad found Zhu Xiyu's son, who was studying in Changchun University, and left Zhu Xiyu, who was in extreme danger then, with him. Her son borrowed 100 yuan to send his mother back home at 4 p.m. on September 17. When her family members saw her appearance, they said: "The harm done to you is even worse this time. You look paler than the time when you protested by hunger strike for 56 days in Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp in 2001.
Zhu Xiyu recovered extremely quickly after returning home. She told people about the persecution she suffered in Henan Police Station, State Security Squad, and Detention Center. People all accused the police of brutal evil acts. After her health was restored, she began to practice the exercises in Jindalai Square.
On the morning of November 9, 2003, the police from Yanji City State Security Squad rushed into her residence again and abducted her. Afterwards she was directly sent to Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp.
She has been imprisoned illegally in No. 4 team of No. 4 Squad in Heizuizi Forced labor camp for more than 1 year now. The barbaric persecution has devastated her: she is in a trance, unconscious, and unable to take care of herself.
On September 17, 2004, Wang Zhufeng, the guard in No. 4 Squad, kicked one of her front teeth out. As a result, her lip was seriously damaged and bleeding. Moreover, she developed dizziness, nausea, and was unable to eat for some time. After this event, Wang Zhufeng refused to acknowledge his deed, saying there were no witnesses. Wang Zhufeng also trampled her toes ruthlessly with the heels of his shoes, leaving her unable to walk for a long time.
Those involved in the crimes described above:
Yanji City Police Department:
Jin Guangzhen: director 86-433-2512839(Office) 86-433-2918766(Home),
Li Dongzhu: deputy director 86-4332516400(Office) 86-433-2525232(Home), 86-13804487858(Cell), 86-432-2770005(Cell)
State Security Squad of Yanji City Police Department:
Xu Xiaofeng: director 86-4332525275(Office), 86-433-2623155(Home),
Xiao Bin: deputy director 86-4332565275(Office), 86-433-2529030(Home), 86-433-2999030(Cell)
Song Lihai: director of No. 610 team 86-433-2999369(Office)
Zhang Wenzhu: 86-433-2253034(Office), 86-13944388986(Cell)
Zhu Yongcai: 86-433-2993689(Office)
Huang Wenzhe: 86-13089307735(Cell), 86-433-2991266(Office)
Yanji City 610 Office:
Piao Nanzhu: 86-433-2518644(Office), 86-433-2539185(Home),
Hu Xiaoyan: 86-433-2517901(Office), 86-433-2995656(Home), 86-433-2772006(Cell)
Xu Guobin: 86-433-2564610(Office), 86-433-2858801(Home), 86-13944333322(Cell), 86-433-2772015(Cell)
Shen Shunshan: 86-433-2517901(Office), 86-433-2815058(Home), 86-433-2772009(Cell)
Zhang Hailong: 86-433-2514738(Office), 86-433-2725635(Home), 86-433-2985563, 86-433-2772017(Cell)
Hennan Police Station in Yanji City 86-433-2812037
November 19, 2004