Falun Dafa Minghui.org www.minghui.org PRINT

Practitioner Ms. Tang Meijun Tortured to Death at the Maojiashan Women's Forced Labor Camp, Chongqing City, Sichuan Province

July 14, 2004 |   By a practitioner in China

(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Tang Meijun, a forty-nine-year-old electricity service section operator from the Chongqing City Railroads Sub-Bureau, was abducted by the authorities on December 10, 2003, while she was handing out materials that explained the truth about Falun Gong. On December 30, 2003, Ms. Tang died from torture at the Maojiashan Female Forced Labor Camp, Chongqing City.

The fourth brigade from the Maojiashan Female Forced Labor Camp has been a particularly brutal center for imprisoning and persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. At present, more than ninety practitioners are being held there. The police from the camp use all kinds of depraved and cruel methods to brainwash practitioners and to force them to " transform" (to renounce their belief in Falun Gong and to stop practicing).

One day in December 2003, a voice proclaiming "transformation is wrong!" and "Falun Dafa is the righteous law!" shook the fourth brigade. The sounds of justice made the police panic. The voice was from Ms. Tang Meijun who had just been abducted and taken to the fourth brigade. The terrified police dropped any pretensions or phony behavior they were using to manipulate practitioners and went to cover Ms. Tang's mouth. During this, a storm of punches and kicks fell upon Ms. Tang.

Ms. Tang was then put in solitary confinement, in a cell the size of two square meters; she could not see any sunlight. Rubber material glued to the walls with noxious adhesive emitted a thick, awful smell, which made prisoners in the ward feel suffocated.

One day, we saw policewoman Xiao (last name) handcuff Ms. Tang's hands and drag her out of the fourth brigade entrance. While Xiao dragged Ms. Tang, Xiao fiercely said, "I don't believe I can't control your obstinate group, so today I must see who will actually win!" She continued making other such statements.

Ms. Tang, steadfast in her belief, went on a hunger strike to negate the persecution. The police tortured her without mercy and didn't allow her to sleep. Day by day, Ms. Tang became thinner and thinner.

At midnight, during a late December night, it was very cold, and the police pulled Ms. Tang out of the solitary ward and cuffed her hands around her back. They ordered the female drug addicts to hold her head and body tightly and then pried open Ms. Tang's mouth to force-feed her brutally. The purpose was not to save Ms. Tang's life by feeding her food: it was a cruel method to torture her further and to bring about her death. Ms. Tang's physical body was already very weak and with the added tortures, she fell. No one saw her return to the solitary confinement ward. Since then, the practitioners in the camp haven't had any information about Ms. Tang.

For twenty days, Ms. Tang Meijun suffered tremendously. On December 30, 2003, she died at the Maojiashan Women's Forced Labor Camp, Chongqing City. Her blood was all over of her body. Many small holes were around her neck and were still bleeding. It appears that she had been pricked by sharp instruments many times. Her ten fingertips had also been pricked, as evidenced by blood clots. Much flesh and skin had been flayed off from the area on and around her lumbar vertebrae. There were many small holes on her upper legs, as well as knife wounds. Her clothes were full of bloodstains.

When Ms. Tang's family member asked the camp police officers, "Why is her body like that?"

The evil officers, falteringly, said: "Suicide."

To ask for justice, the family members hired an attorney, but the police from the camp threatened, "The higher authorities have been cracking down Falun Gong for several years. Do you really have the guts to come to the camp to defend Falun Gong?" Under such despotic conditions, the attorney didn't dare to talk further.