Ms. Zhang Haixia, a Falun Gong practitioner living in Jiamusi, Heilongjiang Province, went to Beijing to peacefully appeal for a stop to the persecution against those who practice Falun Gong. After she was arrested for affirming her right to practice Falun Gong, Ms. Zhang has been subjected to brutal force-feeding. While undergoing the forced feeding, her arms and feet were handcuffed and her entire body was bound tightly to a bed in the Beijing Police Hospital. Later on in the Xicheng District Detention Center in Beijing, Ms. Zhang underwent the same horrific treatment. She was then sent to a so-called "Law Study Class" (a brainwashing class) held in the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp. After suffering for twenty days under extremely harsh persecution, Zhang Haixi was able to leave the labor camp due to her righteous thoughts.

The following photos, based on Ms. Zhang's description, reenact the torture endured by Falun Gong practitioners in detention.

The practitioner is handcuffed to the bed in a very painful position.

In the Yonghong Criminal Police Section of Jiamusi City, Ms. Zhang Haixia was handcuffed to a metal frame, with her wrists supporting her entire body. Keeping this painful position for a long time would make the person's arms numb, eventually leading to paralysis.

November 18, 2004