Dafa Practitioner Ms. Su Juzhen from Huludao City, Liaoning Province Suffers a Mental Breakdown from Torture
(Clearwisdom.net) Dafa practitioner Ms. Su Juzhen, in her 40s, lived in Gucheng, Qiansuo Town, Suizhong County, Huludao City, Liaoning Province. She owned a beauty salon. Ms. Su had previously suffered from severe heart disease, stomach disease, tapeworm infection, pancreatic infection, and her legs were often swollen. In 1996, Su Juzhen began practicing Dafa, and soon all of her illnesses disappeared and her skin became smooth and glowing.
Before the persecution began, Su Juzhen was well known for her selflessness and kindness. She lived a frugal life but she never hesitated to use her money to help others. Ms. Su donated free services to poor people who went to her salon and she even gave them money. Sometimes psychiatric patients went to her salon, and she helped them to get washed up, combed their hair and changed their clothes for them. She was awarded with the distinction "Outstanding Self-employed Businessperson" several times. Additionally, Ms. Su often provided financial assistance to poor students. The principal of Qiansuo No 3 High School once personally delivered a silk banner in appreciation of her selfless deeds. Su Juzhen often visited elderly people in nursing homes bringing them daily necessities and food. She also donated money to fix the Xihe Bridge. Her family was awarded as one of the "Ten Outstanding Families in Huludao City." A local TV station requested an interview, but she politely declined, saying, "I did all these because I practice Falun Gong" [Note: Falun Gong practitioners conduct all their actions without conditions and neither do they seek fame or reward for their efforts.]
However, such a kindhearted person who always took other people's interests to heart has now been tortured to the point of suffering a mental breakdown as a result of the persecution of Falun Gong by Jiang's group. She was targeted for persecuted because she refused to give up her belief in the principles of "Truth-Compassion-Forbearance."
In July 1999, Jiang's group began persecuting Falun Gong. Su Juzhen went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong, but was intercepted and escorted back.
In August 1999, Su Juzhen again went to Beijing to appeal and was arrested and sent to the Suizhong Detention Center. The police confiscated 2,000 Yuan cash from her.
On October 31, 1999, Su Juzhen was seized by authorities and sent to the Masanjia Labor Camp. She was later transferred to Zhangshi Labor Camp, a youth correction facility, then transferred again to the Longshan Labor Camp, Shenxin Labor Camp, Dabei Prison and other places for persecution.
During the 2002 Chinese New Year, Su Juzhen's family received a notice from the labor camp requesting them to pay 1,500 Yuan to cover "medical expenses" before they could take Su Juzhen home. The true reason the perpetrators wanted to release Su Juzhen was because she was mentally traumatized at the time from savage torture. She was helped out of the labor camp by four or five people. Her limbs were slack; her eyes unfocused and non-blinking and she had a blank expression on her face. She could not eat until 22 days after she returned home. Her family later discovered unhealed wounds around her genitals and there were needle punctures on her body.
Su Juzhen is still not able to speak or think normally. Her husband, who is also physically weak, sits home with her all day. Both of them require care from others. Her younger daughter is below working age and the whole extended family relies on income from a small shop owned by her elder daughter. Su Juzhen's father lost the sight in both eyes due to extreme grief over her condition and her mother passes each day in a depressed state of mind.
Even under such miserable circumstances, corrupt government officials and police officers from Suizhong still harassed Su Juzhen's family. In October 2002, the police forcibly dragged Su Juzhen's elder daughter from her bed, and her family cried while Su Juzhen stood watching but showing no response or any expression on her face. It was a very tragic scene.
According to witnesses, Su Juzhen was savagely tortured during her detention (the following information regarding her case was published previously on Minghui.Net).
"With orders from guards Qiu Ping and Su Jing, Dafa practitioners Zou Guirong and Su Juzhen were brutally tortured. The collaborators [former Falun Gong practitioners who went astray after torture and brainwashing] pushed Su Juzhen's head down toward her crotch and stuffed her mouth with a towel so she could not scream. Then they jabbed her fingers with needles and shocked her with three electric batons. The perpetrators saw that Zou Guirong and Su Juzhen would not renounce their belief, so they sent them to an underground hospital in Shenyang City, where the practitioners were abused with forced injections of drugs. The two practitioners persisted in their belief in Falun Dafa."
(Translated from http://search.minghui.org/mh/articles/2004/1/15/64923.html)
"One day the police again summoned Juzhen to their office. I listened carefully to find out what was going on in there. All I could hear was the crackling noises of the electric batons. A little while later someone came out of the office, and I managed to see that Juzhen was tied to a bedpost. They kept her there for two days and one night without allowing her to eat, sleep or go to the bathroom. When she was finally let out, several people carried her since her legs were so weak that she could not walk by herself. Since then she seldom went out for the morning roll call, and her movements were under close surveillance. The labor camp did not stop torturing her until she became totally disabled. When she was finally let out she could not move by herself, nor could she utter a word."
"Dafa practitioner Su Juzhen recited the Falun Dafa teachings, and was summoned to the confinement room, where she was forced to take off all her clothes and the authorities shocked her with electric batons all over her body. The torture went on for an entire night. When she went to the workshop later, I saw that her face was full of large blisters from the electric shock, and there were also blisters on her lips. Her face was badly swollen and covered with bruises. It was so horrible that I could not bear to take another look at her."
(Translated from http://search.minghui.org.mh/articles/2003/4/22/48578.html)
"One day the Brigade Leader told me to visit Su Juzhen. I found that she could not smile nor could she speak. She wore no expression at all. Her expressionless eyes were staring ahead and her pupils were dilated without any reaction whatsoever. I greeted her and there was no answer. I touched her but she did not respond. It seemed that she did not know me. Her whole body was very fragile and traces of blood were visible on her face. There were black and red dots on the backs of her hands, which were the scars from electric shocks. I knew Auntie Su had been a mentally healthy person, but the Brigade Leader forced her to take some kind of powerful drugs. I recalled that it was early in the morning, and I was still in bed when I heard Su Juzhen's blood-curdling screams. I did not know how long she had not had any sleep because of the torture. I could not help but have tears well up in my eyes. I remembered that she seemed to be crippled when walking lately. It was obvious that her legs were injured. It was confirmed later that the crippling was caused by severe beatings and long-time forced squatting."
"Su Juzhen was very determined in her belief in Falun Dafa. Zhang Xiurong (a vicious policewoman) handcuffed her hands behind her back, and then hung her up with her head down and her feet off the ground. Zhang Xiurong took me to witness her torture in person, indicating that if I did not give up belief in Falun Dafa, I would be tortured the same way. My heart was full of pain seeing Su Juzhen being tortured that way. I tried my best to control myself so I would not burst into tears. Su Juzhen was also shocked with electric batons many times. Few could endure the electric shocks and physical torture; many renounced their belief under such heavy pressure. The place is a truly monstrous hell and the guards are totally inhuman. People suffer enormous mental torment under such intense pressure, a feeling too painful to put in words."
"Dafa practitioner Su Juzhen had not been allowed to sleep for five days and five nights. She was forced to squat in the bathroom with her arms lifted in front of her. The perpetrators beat her if she didn't comply with their orders. They took her to the 'Four Prevention Room' on the third floor and wrapped her arms around her head so she couldn't breathe and tried to make her curse Falun Dafa and Master. Once, the division head called for Su Juzhen and when she returned I saw blisters all over her neck, the back of her hands and the soles of her feet from electric baton shocks. She had been shocked countless times. Once I was awakened from my sleep at around two or three in the morning and I heard screaming in the bathroom. I couldn't help but cry. I walked to the bathroom and saw Su Juzhen was pinned on the ground with some people sitting on her. A young woman named Bai Kun was beating Su Juzhen. Bai Kun was the one who went on TV and lied that the labor camp division head treated her like a mother would a daughter, and bought clothes for her. Bai Kun comes from Dashiqiao, Yingkou City. Perpetrator Chen Xiaoyu was also beating Su Juzhen. She used to slander Dafa on the Focal Point Interview program of the CCTV. These perpetrators received a five day sentence reduction for participating in brainwashing Falun Dafa practitioners, and they got another five days sentence reduction for beating practitioners, therefore they put in extra effort in the persecution."
(Translated from http://search.minghui.org/mh/articles/2001/7/15/13448.html)
"Guard Qiu Ping shocked practitioners Zou Guirong and Su Juzhen until they were almost dead and their skin became scorched. Seeing that they could not make the practitioners waver in their firm belief in Dafa, the guards handed them over to the collaborators These people have become evil and are extremely vicious. They forced Zou Guirong and Su Juzhen to stand close to and face the wall from morning until night. They deprived the practitioners of sleep for several days at a time, allowing them only one meal per day. If one method of torture did not work, they would devise other torture methods. They forced the practitioners to stay motionless in each torture position for several days in a row. The torture positions included standing, squatting, "flying the airplane" [where people are forced to bend over and raise their arms behind their backs], "riding the motorcycle," and standing upside down. Once they even hung up Zou Guirong upside down. Along with these tortures, the collaborators also beat her. Seeing that these torture methods did not work, they invented even more cruel torture methods. One was to tie her head and feet together and have someone sit on her back while beating her up. To prevent other practitioners from hearing their victims' screams, the ruffians often took them to the storehouse or bathroom, or gagged them. Once, guard Qiu Ping and others took Su Juzhen to the psychiatric department of a hospital in Shenyang City. The hospital prescribed several bottles of some drug for treating mental illnesses and made Su Juzhen's family pay for them. They especially assigned someone to force Su Juzhen to take the drug every day."
"When Su Juzhen was allowed to be taken home after she suffered a mental breakdown as a result of the persecution she suffered at Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, people found that Su Juzhen, who was once beautiful and capable, was covered with injuries and scars. She looked slow-witted, could not speak clearly, had no memory and could not walk. She needed care from others in doing everything, even eating meals or going to the toilet. Her father was able to see his daughter get out of the prison alive, but his daughter could no longer recognize him."