(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Wang Yumei is a Falun Gong practitioner from Hanpaozi Village, Jiatun Town, Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province, China. She was abducted from her home on September 24, 2004, and then incarcerated in Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City, under the watch of its Third Team. There she has been suffering from cruel tortures. When Ms. Wang started a hunger strike as a nonviolent means to protest the illegal detention and tortures, the staff tortured her with forced-feeding (1). As the result of the brutal force-feedings, Ms. Wang's mouth began to fester and three of her teeth (bottom incisors) became loose. When the repeated tortures brought her to the brink of death, Ms. Wang was sent to the Jilin Provincial Hospital for emergency resuscitation. The following photographs were taken ten days after she was released from the hospital.


Immediately after Ms. Wang Yumei was thrown into Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp on September 28, 2004, she was locked in a small cell where the Intensive Watch Brigade of the Third Team continuously tortured her. The prison guards had collaborators (former practitioners who have turned against Dafa due to torture and brainwashing) take turns brainwashing her each day. In order to accelerate the brainwashing, the prison guards also forbade Ms. Wang from speaking to anyone else. Thus Ms. Wang Yumei started her hunger strike to protest the forced brainwashing. During the 14 days of hunger strike, she was subjected to the brutal torture of force-feeding. The Captain of the Third Team, Ms. Fu Yufen, disciplinary staff, Ms. Du Juan and Ms. Jin Lihua, and Doctor Sha participated in the force-feeding.

Beginning on October 8, 2004, Ms. Wang Yumei was taken to the torture chamber every day where a group of female prison guards tried to force her to renounce Falun Gong using violent means. They repeatedly beat her, kicked her, and took turns shocking her using electric batons of 10,000 volts. Wang Yumei's body was covered with terrible bruises that remained dark purple for many days. The perpetrators kept torturing her in this fashion for a month, until November 10, 2004.

During that month, the female prison guards also deprived Ms. Wang of sleep. They made her stand facing the wall from 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. or midnight. Towards the end of the month, they extended the standing torture to 3:00 a.m. and even to dawn. Ms. Wang felt unbearable pain in her feet. They were so swollen that they wouldn't fit into her shoes. In fact, her leg muscles had developed pitting edema. When the guards failed to force Ms. Wang Yumei to renounce Falun Gong, they prepared a pre-written "Five Statements" for her to sign (including the dissociation statement, repentance statement, Guarantee Statement, renunciation statement, etc.). They placed the "Five Statements" on the desk in the torture room, and ordered Ms. Wang to put her signature and fingerprints on them. When Ms. Wang refused their demand, the female guards jumped on her and started to torture her. Ms. Jin Lihua lifted her shirt and shocked her body with an electric baton. Guard Shen Minglian (female) pinched her hard. Guards Zang Li, Liu Hui, Du Juan, and Xi Guirong (all female), pressed Ms. Wang against the ground and immobilized her. Then another two female guards moved the prepared "Five Statement" under Ms. Wang Yumei's right hand, and tried to force her to scribble her signature and to press her fingerprints on the statements. Then they announced, "Wang Yumei has renounced Falun Gong." In a whole day of coercion, they couldn't make her "sign" the "Five Statements." They forced her hand to scribble on one statement each day in this fashion. It took five days for the prison policewomen to forge Wang Yumei's signature and fingerprints on all "Five Statements" in this fashion. (This is how the prison police "create" the news that Falun Gong practitioners have "renounced" Falun Gong.) After the week of the "Five Statements" fiasco, the female prison guards started the next round of torture of Wang Yumei.

In the afternoon of October 11, 2004, Jin Lihua, Du Juan, Shen Minglian, Liu Hui and Zang Li subjected Wang Yumei to tortures in an attempt to make her renounce Falun Gong. They taped her mouth, tied her to the bed, and then violently beat her using a wooden plank while shocking her with high-voltage electric batons. Next, they dragged Wang Yumei to the health office to give her shots. Captain Fu Guifen kept cursing her during the torture.

On October 13, 2004, they took Wang Yumei to the torture room and kept torturing her for a full morning. When they realized that Wang Yumei was steadfast in her belief in Falun Gong, they decided to escalate their torture. On the next day, Jin Lihua forced Wang Yumei to sit on the cold concrete floor in the freezing autumn of northern China, in the full lotus position (both legs crossed, folded on top of each other --

a standard posture for Falun Gong's sitting meditation). They completely deprived Ms. Wang of sleep and made her sit on the concrete floor in this posture around the clock. They had two collaborators monitor Wang Yumei. Anytime she tried to put her legs down, the prison guards would beat and kick her. Female guard Du Juan continuously kicked Wang Yumei hard whenever she put down her legs. Wang Yumei was afraid to move. Du Juan also slapped Wang Yumei's face. When the slapping injured Wang Yumei's mouth and caused bleeding, Du Juan blamed the injury on Wang Yumei. She said shamelessly, "It's all your own doing! You bit your own tongue!"

Any time Wang Yumei closed her eyes in exhaustion, Ma Yan (a female collaborator from Jilin City) called her name loudly to keep her awake. Ms. Wang Yumei was having her menstrual period at the time, but they still made her sit on the cold concrete floor without a mat. The coldness of the floor made her waist and legs all the more painful. They also forbade her from wearing her shoes. Wang Yumei tried to put her shoes under her hips as a sitting mat, but Captain Xi Guirong would not allow it. She denied Wang Yumei of any type of mat. Thus Ms. Wang Yumei was forced to stay awake while sitting with both legs on top of each other on the cold concrete floor around the clock during the six days of her menstrual period. During the six full days and nights, she was forbidden to brush her teeth, wash, bathe, or change clothes.

Ms. Wang Yumei started to fail and become absent-minded. She even lost her appetite and in the end could not eat on her own. Instead of giving her medical attention, Captain Fu Yufen ordered the prison guards to torture her with force-feeding. On the morning of November 15, 2004, Du Juan coaxed Ms. Wang Yumei to the health office with a lie, and started torturing her with punitive force-feeding. First, the female prison guards threw Ms. Wang Yumei to the ground. Next, Captain Xi Guirong used her weight to keep Ms. Wang's abdomen and legs still while female prison guards, Hu Yan and Du Juan, as well as some staff members from the health office, stepped on Ms. Wang's arms with their feet and pried her mouth open with a pair of pincers. Ms. Wang's three bottom incisors became loose as the result of the torture. Next, they forced a plastic tube into her nostril, injuring her nose and mouth. Ms. Wang spewed a lot of blood that turned the floor red. Her hair and clothes were covered with corn porridge, mucus and blood. It was an unbearable sight.

On November 17, 2004, Xi Guirong ordered Wang Yumei to go downstairs and submit again to the punitive force-feeding torture. When Ms. Wang refused to comply, Xi Guirong, Hu Yan, Du Juan and Jin Lihua dragged her downstairs by force. They pulled her by her legs, with her head hitting the floor. Although Ms. Wang tried to resist, they dragged her across the floor all the way to the health office. During the process, Ms. Wang's clothes became torn and filthy, and her upper body was exposed to the cold wind.

The prison police tortured Ms. Wang Yumei with force-feeding in this fashion twice a day. With each punitive force-feeding, they were slowly killing her. Ms. Wang was subjected to force-feeding from November 15 to 26 until she was on the brink of death and had to be rushed to the hospital for emergency resuscitation. While in the hospital, Ms. Wang was tied to the bed and given glucose infusions. She had a high fever and was unconscious most of the time. The nurse had to assist her when she needed to relieve herself.

The following women participated in the punitive force-feeding that almost claimed Ms. Wang Yumei's life: Hu Yan, Gui Juan, Xi Guirong, Jin Lihua, nurses Luo and Jin, and two other unidentified nurses.

The continuous punitive force-feeding torture resulted in Ms. Wang Yumei developing a high fever and caused her digestive system to malfunction. Her stomach was bleeding, her throat was swollen and in a lot of pain. She suffered from severe abdominal pain. Her mouth cavity was festering and three of her incisors were loose. She was unable to eat anything. She could not stop crying and her eyes were swelling. Her nose was swollen and in pain. She had a terrible headache. Because the liquid contents of the force-feeding was frequently spilled on her face and neck and was not wiped up afterwards, the skin on her face and neck has now become like goose flesh. Because Ms. Wang was subjected to the "Death Bed" torture for a long period of time, her limbs are numb and painful. Wang Yumei is dying, and has been sent to the Jilin Provincial Hospital for emergency resuscitation.

Partial list of prison personnel participating in the torture of Ms. Wang Yumei:

The Third Team: Captains Fu Yufen, Xi Ruirong, and Shen Minglian

Disciplinary staff: Du Juan, Jin Lihua, Hu Yan, Liu Hui, Zang Li (who claimed to have stabbed Ms. Wang's body with needles), Sun Jia

Medical staff: Dr. Sha, Dr. Guo, Dr. Luo and two unidentified nurses.

(1) Force-feeding is the number one cause of death among Falun Gong practitioners in detention. Almost every Falun Gong practitioner who has gone on a hunger strike in forced detention has suffered from abusive forced-feeding. Many practitioners not on hunger strikes have also been tortured using this method. The purpose of criminal force-feeding is never to nourish, but rather to punish practitioners and to cause so much pain that they will renounce their belief in Falun Dafa. To that end, the police have used many different methods to cause excruciating pain and injury, including: repeatedly inserting and withdrawing the feeding tubes, leaving the feeding tube in the stomach for long periods of time, knocking off teeth during force-feeding, force-feeding highly concentrated saline solution, vinegar, hard liquor, hot pepper oil, mustard oil, boiling water, as well as urine and feces. Many Falun Gong practitioners who have survived the repeated torture of force-feeding are still suffering from the severe injuries the forced feeding has done to their organs.