Report on the Persecution of Practitioner Ms. Zhang Yulian in a Hefei City Psychiatric Hospital
(Clearwisdom.net) My name is Zhang Yulian, and I am forty years old. I have a college degree and used to work in the Microprocessor Office of the Control Department in Hefei City Steel Enterprise Company in Anhui Province. Nobody in my family, including myself, has any history of psychiatric disorders.
I refused to give up practicing Falun Gong, so I was sent to a brainwashing class for three months on July 27, 2001. Afterwards the authorities sent me directly to a forced labor camp for one and a half years. They put me in the Second Team in Hefei Female Labor Camp of Anhui Province on August 3, 2001.
It was during dusk on either August 8th or 9th when six guards in the labor camp took me to Section Six of the Hefei Fourth People's Hospital in Anhui Province, a psychiatric hospital.
A doctor there gave me an injection that night and transmitted some fluids into my body. I do not know exactly what drug they used, but afterwards I felt nauseous, had a headache, and lost consciousness. I woke up several days later and all I could remember was that while I was unconscious, I was shocked once near my temple with an electric needle, force-fed once through my nose, and was also tied up at one point.
The labor camp did not notify my family until one and a half months later, saying that I had become schizophrenic, but had later recovered. They even let my family members visit me. Before this, my family was not allowed to visit me even on the visiting days. My family members were very upset and wanted to take legal action against them for detaining me in the labor camp. At this point, the labor camp said that what I had was not a mental disorder, instead, they claimed that I merely had similar symptoms, so they claimed that they could not release me prematurely.
When I was in the hospital, a staff member of the labor camp came to find out what my thoughts were. Once he inquired about my understanding of Dafa. I told him: "Falun Dafa is great." They said: "If this is what you think, then you cannot go home." Our conversation ended there. Later, people from the labor camp came again and told me that they could not keep me any longer, and asked me to call my husband to come and take me home.
My family members negotiated with the labor camp and my employer for my medical and future living expenses. Eventually, my employer paid all the medical expenses and provided me with monthly living expenses. I was finally released to my home on December 11, 2001.
The doctor in charge: Xiong Zulun
The nurse in charge: Xue Yang