Repeated Kidnapping and Persecution of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Li Shuya in Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Li Shuya, a Dafa Practitioner from Aohan Qi, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, was abducted by police and put into Aohan Qi Detention Center for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. She refused to cooperate with the police and resisted the persecution during her detention. The police stated that she suffered from psychosis and sent her to a hospital for a check-up, but the hospital diagnosed her as being normal. The Aohan Qi police then sentenced her to three years of forced labor and sent her to Chifeng City Detention Center, where she continued to resist the persecution.
Chifeng City Detention Center guards used electric batons to shock her and tied her up to a bed for various kinds of excruciating abuses. The guards also called the Aohan Qi police, blaming them for sending Li Shuya to them. The Aohan Qi police said that they would not take her back because they could not control her, as she was not being cooperative. They also suggested sending Li Shuya to Tumuji Forced Labor Camp, saying that they had already made the arrangement.
After Li Shuya was sent to Tumuji Forced Labor Camp, she demanded her release on the grounds of being innocent. She went on a hunger strike and was savagely forced-fed. Her mouth was bloodied during the force-feeding when they tried to pry it open. Some police officers were even watching with tears in their eyes. Her staunch protest awakened some policemen's conscience, and some of them brought powdered milk to her from home.
The first group of Dafa practitioners who were sent to Tumuji Forced Labor Camp got up at night to practice the exercises. The police put them in handcuffs and made them stand in the hallway. It was so cold in the hallway that water froze. The police didn't allow them to put on any warm clothes, so they had to stand until dawn, with only underpants on. The Dafa practitioners didn't yield. They still kept on practicing the exercises during the night. Whenever the police caught them, they would handcuff the practitioners and subject them to freezing temperatures in the hallway. Later, the police didn't monitor them that often. They could sometimes even practice during the daytime. Li Shuya practiced the exercises with the others. In less than twenty days she recovered completely.
The police wanted to know the truth of Falun Gong and talked to Dafa practitioners. Li Shuya always addressed their questions courteously. In March 2000, the labor camp authorities confiscated Dafa practitioners' Zhuan Falun; so all practitioners went on a hunger strike. Then, the police not only berated, verbally abused and beat them, but also forced those who had not eaten anything for four days to carry fertilizer bags weighing 100 Jin (about 110 lbs.) to load onto trucks. Li Shuya was in her 50's but was treated the same way as the others.
In May 2000, Zhu Jijun, the labor camp commissar, went to Beijing for a two-week long conference, which was attended by personnel from across the country who were in charge of the persecution of Falun Gong. According to the police, this conference was held specifically for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. After his return, Zhu Jijun held meetings with the police for several days. After that the police treated Dafa practitioners insanely: searching for books, torturing, not allowing practitioners to say "Falun Gong is good" and not permitting them to practice the Falun Gong exercises. The methods they employed included savage beating, electric shocking and cuffing hands from behind, one hand from above the shoulder and the other hand from below. Dafa practitioners protested with hunger strikes.
Police officers from other units brutally beat up Li Shuya. Her face was swollen and turned black and blue. Later they inserted a tube into her stomach, but she continued to hold the hunger strike for nine days. On the fifth day of her hunger strike, a police officer with the last name Qiu was on duty. He ordered Dafa practitioners to walk around the courtyard from 6:00 p.m. until midnight.
Since this round of persecution, perpetrators at Tumuji Detention Center started applying ever more barbaric tortures on Dafa practitioners. Every evening the guards would ask Li Shuya whether or not she still wanted to practice Falun Gong. If she said yes, she would not be allowed to sleep, and would be forced to stand, squat, half-squat or handcuffed from behind, with one hand from above the shoulder and the other hand from below.
One night in July 2000, Li Shuya was again forced to stand as punishment. She was not allowed to move, even when she needed to go to the restroom. She had to relieve herself in her pants. Later, under torture, most practitioners wrote the "three guarantee letters." Only Li Shuya, Hu Suhua, Liu Xiaoxin and Zhou Zhihui refused to give in. During the winter the police once forced them to stand naked and bare-footed in the snow for hours, until their bodies could not take it any more.
In September 2000, policewoman Wu Hongxia again beat Li Shuya's face black and blue, and yet Li Shuya still kept on practicing the exercises in the night. The police took her to the hallway and kept her there until dawn. Under the police instigation, other inmates scolded her, complaining that Li Shuya disrupted their sleep. Later, Li Shuya altered her routine and practiced the exercises in the daytime. Before going out to work during a winter day in 2000, Li Shuya practiced the exercises. Policewoman Yi Guijuan used a wooden stick to hit the back of her hands very hard and then handcuffed her from behind until the work was over in the evening.
In the winter, when other people stayed inside to take a day off, the police would handcuff Li Shuya outside in the yard for public display. To force Dafa practitioners to give up their belief, the police ordered firm practitioners to work during the day and stand in the frozen hallway at night. Sometimes they were not even allowed to wear clothes or shoes. They were forced to stand for five or six days without sleeping. Sometimes they became so sleepy that they just dropped to the ground. Still none of these cruel forms of torture could shake Li Shuya's firm belief in Dafa. At the end of 2000, Li Shuya and another firmly devoted practitioner Hu Suhua were transferred to Hohhot Female Forced Labor Camp for further abuse and persecution.
Li Shuya and Hu Suhua experienced more cruel persecution at that labor camp. For example, after the police handcuffed her hands from behind, they would lift her body up by the arms from behind until her toes could barely touch the ground. The police called this "flying up." Nevertheless, Li Shuya and Hu Suhua still did not yield and adhered firmly to their cultivation in Dafa.
In the summer of 2001, the labor camp defamed Li Shuya, saying she had psychiatric problems and requested Aohan Qi Police Department to take her back. According to Li Shuya, the Aohanqi Police Department Chief, the Secretary of the Politics and Judicial Committee said, "If you agree not to practice Falun Gong, you can go back home." Nevertheless, Li Shuya still said, "I will practice." They instructed her brother to monitor her and set strict rules, such as that she was not allowed to appeal or make contact with other practitioners, that her brother should report her situation whenever required and should take full responsibility for her actions. Li Shuya's brother didn't dare to agree, and so the Aohan Qi Police Department Chief and Secretary of the Political and Judicial Committee sent Li Shuya to Chifeng Anding Mental Hospital, with Li Yanxiang in charge. In the hospital, Li Shuya was forced to take unknown medicine that led to her face becoming swollen. The doctor said she must take the medicine while in the hospital.
Li Shuya has now left the mental hospital. We hope Aohan Qi practitioners and insiders will provide us with more information.