Associate Chief of Xinle Public Security, Hebei Province: "I am putting you through this and I will not be held responsible. If you die, you will die in vain."
(Clearwisdom.net) Bai Wansheng is the Associate Chief of Xinle City Public Security Bureau, Hebei Province, and he is also the head of the local "610 Office" (1). Bai is responsible for many of the atrocities directed at local Falun Gong practitioners.
On December 27, 1999, Bai Wansheng and Li Jianlu were torturing practitioners at Matoupu Detention Center, Xinle City. It was minus 10 degree Celsius [14oF] outside. Bai forced four male practitioners to take off their clothes, leaving only their underpants on, and stand barefoot by the wall on ice. The four of them were trembling and their faces turned purple. Not only that, the four practitioners were later forced to lie on their stomachs in the snow while inmates shoveled snow on top of them and, at the same time, poured cold water onto their faces. As time passed, the snow melted on their bodies and the practitioners were soaked in icy water.
Then, Bai ordered one of the practitioners to be carried in and later called the other three to come inside. Bai said to them viciously, "Cold enough for you? Let me tell you, as long as Jiang is in power, this is not going to change. Even if Jiang is out of power, but the Party is still in power, you will still not be able to restore your good name. I am putting you through this and I will not be held responsible. If you die, you will die in vain. You can punish me when you guys are freed."
In the evening, Bai ordered an inmate to put a shovel into a furnace to heat it up. Then, he himself heated up an iron slab. With the hot, glowing iron slab, he went to the practitioners and threatened them, "Are you cold? Let me warm you up." The iron slate dropped when he was wielding it in front of one of the practitioners. When he could not pick it up, he ordered the practitioner to step on it barefoot. The practitioner refused and was beaten viciously and dragged onto the iron plate. One policeman stepped on the practitioner's feet (to keep the practitioner's feet from moving away). Sizzling sounds and smoke then rose up along with the smell of burning flesh.
Then, Bai ordered inmate Zhang to bring in the shovel that had been heated. The inmate had already witnessed the torture that practitioners had just been subjected to and could not bring himself to follow the order. The shovel was not hot enough for Bai, so Bai told him to heat it up again. The inmate followed the order to reheat the shovel, to the point where the handle caught on fire. With the red-hot shovel in hand, Bai struck the practitioners wildly.
After this ordeal, the four practitioners were taken outside afterwards to stand facing the wall with their hands on their heads. Bai ordered the inmates to pour cold water on them. Bai also pulled out a hose to spray water on them. Then they took out four female practitioners and tried to force the male practitioners to slap them across the face. When they refused, they were beaten.
After Bai finished torturing the male practitioners, he turned to start torturing the female practitioners. In front of many people, he forced the female practitioners to take off their clothes, leaving only their undershirt and underpants on. They were forced to lie on the snow, buried with snow and with cold water poured on their faces. He even did this to a retired, elderly lady.
Switchboard of Xinle City Public Security Bureau: 86-311-8581925
Office of Public Security Bureau in the City: 86-311-8581181
Office Manager: 86-311-8580537
Detention Center: 86-311-8670015
Xinle City Postal Code: 050700
(1) "610 Office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.