Under Jiang Zemin's orders to, "physically destroy" Falun Gong, Falun Gong practitioners have suffered many kinds of torture. All the tortures were used to augment the spiritual persecution in order to force Falun Gong practitioners to give up their practice and write the "three statements" (guarantee statement, breaking away statement, criticizing statement), and give up their beliefs. The following illustrate some of these forms of torture:
One of the tortures suffered by young women: intense pressure applied to the lower abdomen
Another torture suffered by women: sexual assault
Long bamboo shoots are forced under the fingernails
In April 2004, Dafa practitioners Ms. Chu Lin and Wei Jun from Xiaogan City, Hubei Province, were arrested by the local police. Ms. Chu went on hunger strike to protest the persecution for 9 days. The police mistakenly inserted the force-feeding tube into her trachea. She went into coma from suffocation. The police declared, "We are not responsible for her death!"
Beaten for a long period of time
Suspended in the air for long periods of time or immersed in a chamber pot
After being tortured to the point of passing out, they are revived by pouring cold water on them
Hypothermia torture and humiliation
Tiger Bench: many bricks are inserted underneath the practitioner's feet and their knees are brutally pressed down using boards or ropes.